Bandwagon is launching a new short-form video segment titled Bandwagon Breaks!
Short enough to enjoy during a coffee break or a quick breather from work, the series will feature exciting games, performances, and interviews with different music artists. Audiences can also look forward to music recommendations from Singapore and beyond.
Bandwagon Breaks’ first episode will take place in the form of a lively game show hosted by actress Munah Bagharib. In the debut episode, homegrown acts SHYE and Fariz Jabba will go head-to-head with personal trainer and YouTuber Tyen Rasif, singer-TikToker HAVEN, and bilingual singer-songwriter Marcus Lee.
This first episode is supported by Huawei and features the latest Huawei FreeBuds 4 which is used throughout the game. Huawei’s latest earbuds deliver open-fit noise-cancellation using Adaptive Ear Matching (AEM) technology that detects the user’s ear canal shape. Sporting a trendy design and weighing only 4.1g on each side, the earbuds’ immersive audio quality makes them perfect for both work and play.
Without further ado, here’s an introduction to Bandwagon Breaks’ very first guests.
A multi-talented host and actress, you probably already know Munah Bagharib who was half of YouTube duo ‘MunahHirzi’. Since ‘MunahHirzi’, Bagharib has gone on to pursue a career as an actress and host. She was the host of this year’s Youth Music Awards, and has also hosted several of Bandwagon’s video series, such as ‘Behind The Artist’. Bagharib has also been cast in several theatre productions, including ‘Potong’ and ‘Bulan Madu’.
At only 19, young singer-songwriter SHYE has already played shows beyond Singapore, performing in China and Malaysia. The youngest artist to win ‘Vans Musicians Wanted’, she also opened for American singer Clairo at her Singapore concert. Her debut album, Days To Morning Glory, not only won ‘Album of the Year’ at Singapore’s Youth Music Awards, but was awarded a spot in ‘NME’s Best 25 Asian Albums of 2020’. You may also recognize her as one of the artists in this year’s National Day song, ‘The Road Ahead’.
Singaporean rapper Fariz Jabba is known for his unique ability to rap fluidly in both Malay and English. He first made a name for himself when his freestyle rap videos made the waves on social media in Singapore and Malaysia. His tracks ‘Ape Sia’ and ‘Masa’ have garnered millions of views and streams on YouTube and Spotify respectively, making him a rising artist to look out for. Since his debut, he’s also been invited to perform at numerous festivals, including IGNITE! Music Festival, Urbanscapes, Baybeats, and more.
A personal trainer, YouTuber, and musician, there’s nothing Tyen Rasif can’t do. Rasif started by uploading various song covers on YouTube and performing in bars across the island. In 2020, she won the ‘Asian Dream’ singing competition, where she was chosen to support Grammy-award winner Michael Bolton on his next tour. Apart from singing, she also competed at bodybuilding championships including the International Federation of Bodybuilding (IFBB) and was a finalist at Miss Universe Singapore 2018. She’s best known for sharing health and fitness tips on social media, as well as being a host on YouTube channel ‘Clicknetwork’.
Indie-pop singer-songwriter HAVEN was discovered at the Singapore Street Festival Performance in 2018, and she’s not stopped putting out music since. With a total of 9 singles including collaborations with regional artists, the multilingual performer has released tracks in Mandarin and English. Her latest release titled ‘Mabagal’ was a collaboration with Filipino singer KD Estrada. You might have also seen her on TikTok, where the star has amassed a following of almost 100k, with combined likes of 2.5 million.
Bilingual artist Marcus Lee first entered the local music scene with Mediacorp Channel U’s music competition ‘Campus Superstar’, where he emerged as the 2nd-runner up. Since then, he’s performed as the frontman of indie band ‘Exodus’ at numerous shows, and even won the Singapore selections of ‘Sing! China’ in 2017. In 2021, he was named the ‘Artist Of The Year’ for the non-English category at the Youth Music Awards (YMA). His latest releases, ‘蔚藍天空’ and ‘Be Alright’ have also received tens of thousands of streams and views. Apart from singing, Lee has ventured into acting with roles in local television series ‘Kin’ and ‘20 Days’.
Watch the first episode of Bandwagon Breaks on Bandwagon’s YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram channels and keep your eyes peeled for the next episode.