Namewee biography

Namewee

Actor, Film director

1983 –

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Who is Namewee?

Namewee or Wee Meng Chee; is a Malaysian Chinese of Hainanese descent. He is widely known as Namewee, a bilingual pun on his Mandarin name, which sounds like the Mandarin term for name.

Wee gained popularity after releasing a controversial song fused with the national anthem of Malaysia, Negaraku, which describes what he thinks of the state of the country and its government. The lyrics of the 'remake' shocked the society. In the following weeks, the song increasingly drew both praise and criticism from various quarters of Malaysian society thus been entitled "Muka Ubi Kentang" by the locals.

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Born
May 6, 1983
Muar town
Nationality
  • China
Profession
Education
  • Ming Chuan University
Lived in
  • Johor

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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