30 Jun '17, 7am

Former Singapore Idol contestant Daphne Khoo tells us why she rebranded herself as @itshaneri.  #SHINEFest https://t.co/aVkN61gELQ

You may recognise singer-songwriter Daphne Khoo from the first season of Singapore Idol . But today, Daphne prefers to be identified as 'Haneri' . In May this year, Daphne surprised her fans on social media by changing her name to 'Haneri'. A month later, Haneri released a single 'Burning Up', which talks about abusive relationships – a topic that 'Daphne Khoo' the artiste might not have sung about. So who exactly is Haneri? We visited Daphne – or Haneri – at her parents' home for a chat last Thursday to find out. "[Haneri is] a good alter ego for me, to press a reset button and actually start writing very honest music within the pop genre," she said, explaining that Haneri is actually adapted from the Hawaiian translation of her Chinese name. "I think a big part of [the name change] is I want to be a little more brutally honest with my music," added the bubbly artiste, wh...

Full article: https://www.youth.sg/Spotted/People/2017/6/The-metamorpho...

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afterdark.co 27 Jun '17, 10am

Formerly known as Daphne Khoo, Haneri is a pop artist based in LA & Singapore. In 2004, she burst onto the scene as the 3r...