Michiyo Ho Biography
Michiyo Ho is a Malaysian online sensational, musician and dancer born on 23rd November 1994 in Malaysian. She came to the lime light when she joined RED People, an online supergroup. She also co hosted a Mandarin television show on Astro AEC titled ‘Call Me Handsome’.
Michiyo Ho released her debut album, Michiyo Ho, in October 2017 in conjunction with the Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Awareness Zumba Charity Event while her latest Mandarin single ‘Mimi’ was written by songwriter/filmmaker Namewee as a theme song for the breast cancer awareness campaign.
Michiyo Ho Age
- Michiyo Ho was born on 23rd November 1994 in Malaysian (23 years as at 2017)
Michiyo Ho released a song ‘MIMI’, which is a slang for women’s breasts, for Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Awareness Zumba Charity Event. The song was written and produced by the controversial rapper Namewee.
Though the track was meant to remind the public of the importance of conducting breast self-exams, many netizens felt that the lyrics were sexual and inappropriately used. In the music video, which was viewed over 770,000 times, Michiyo can be seen dancing in a sexy nurse costume while being surrounded by 9 masked women. The choreography focuses on various chest movements.
“Big or small, they love grumbling about it/ But still guys love them/ Some are huge, but want it bigger, which is quite frightening/ Some people likes to shake it to gain profit/ Squeeze on it when you’re free”.
Namewee took to Facebook to slam haters and remind netizens that the song is to increase awareness on breast cancer, adding that RED People will be at the Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Awareness Zumba Charity Event in Penang M Mall O2O on 23rd October.
“This is a song about BREAST. Dun be SUAKU (a country bumpkin), now is 2016. Many keyboard warriors commented (on the video)…Don’t your mom have breasts? What did you drink while growing up? Are breasts shocking? Only those with a dirty mind will view it as dirty,” he said.
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Michiyo Ho Interview
Interviewer: How did you get your break into entertainment?
Michiyo Ho: I was having fun posting stuff on Facebook and Instagram, when one day, Namewee contacted me on Facebook. He was recruiting online personalities for a local supergroup called Red People. Initially, I thought it was just a scammer pretending to be him, but he managed to get in touch with some friends who convinced me that he was the real deal. That was how I joined the team.
Interviewer: What can you tell us about your debut album?
Michiyo Ho: There are five songs, four in Mandarin and one in Korean. All the songs are composed and written by Namewee, except for the one with Korean lyrics.
It was a great experience. The songs also feature collaborations with other artistes. Apart from having Namewee rapping on the Mandarin version of Love Me No More, I also got to duet with Diorlynn Ong on
Abandoned, work with Jack Lim and Danny Koo in the music video for Hands Up Handsome!, and with MC Ah Fang on Mimi. Even South Korean rapper Fatdoo is featured in the Korean version of Love Me No More.
Interviewer: What was it like recording the Korean song?
Michiyo Ho: Initially, Namewee gave me the lyrics to the Mandarin version. Then, all of a sudden, he wanted me to do a Korean version. Since we had a deadline for recording, I had seven days to learn the song. After we uploaded the song to YouTube, there were people who commented that it sounded like I was singing in Thai. Maybe it was because I had to Romanise the words to learn the song, as I was not familiar with the language. Although there was a Korean language teacher to help with the pronunciation during the recording session, we could not do much about the tone as we were singing a fast tune.
Interviewer: There is a lot of dancing in your music videos and you have such cute dance moves for Mimi. How long have you been dancing?
Michiyo Ho: Not very long actually. I’m not a natural when it comes to dancing. So, the first time I had to dance for a music video, my movements were quite awkward. In fact, it was so awful that Namewee was quite taken aback! After that, I trained really hard to improve, because I was determined to prove him otherwise. And, it worked. He was pleasantly surprised by my vast improvement when we recorded Mimi.
Apart from your new album, you’re hosting a variety show on Astro and you’ve even recorded a song for the show. What was the experience like?
Michiyo Ho: The song Hands Up Handsome was written by Namewee for the show, Call Me Handsome. Recording the song and shooting the music video was so much fun.
I had to put myself in this village girl’s shoes and pretend to be coy and demure as I waved my handkerchief about while I was singing and dancing. It was quite hilarious.
Hosting the variety show was another first for me. Luckily, I had veterans like Jack Lim and Danny Koo to guide me. The physical challenge segments were quite tough for me as the other participants were all men. But it was fun all the way.