Last week, actress-singer Janna Nick came under fire for charging RM50 for personalised wishes including birthday, anniversary or any congratulatory messages.
Her action has been condemned by netizens who see it as a dishonest and insincere move that takes advantage of her fans’ loyalty.
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#BIRTHDAYSURPRISESERVICEBYJANNANICK cuma RM4500 untuk 10minit.. HAPPY BIRTHDAY @sakinah_moonah orang yang paling PENYABAR! saya doakan awak makin cantik dan bertemu jodoh yang baik dan kaya raya.. saya rasa account awak pun dah banyak duit sekarang ni sebab semua orang bankin duit #wishservicebyjannanick kat situ.. ni la SAKINAH AWANG tu.. single and available! alhamdulillah dengan bantuan semua yang bayar #wishservicebyjannanick saya mampu hadiahkan @sakinah_moonah seketul Gucci.. happy birthday kinah! LOVE YOU ❤️ 29/9/1983 #sayangketatsendatpadat @janna_nicker @sephia.my
Some local celebrities have also criticised and mocked Janna Nick’s new business, they include actor Redza Minhat, actress-singer Fazura, actress Sharifah Sakinah, indie singer-songwriter Takahara Suiko, and more.
However, Takahara Suiko who is the lead singer of experimental band The Venopian Solitude has decided to use the same approach to make money. But instead of a simple wish, she makes personalised birthday jingle for RM50.
Many fans have complimented the singer’s effort and said that her personalised jingles are worth more than some simple and random wishes. We’re looking at you Ms Janna!
According to Takahara Suiko’s Twitter, she has already completed 5 birthday jingles so far and she has 22 more to go! If that’s any indication, people seem to be gravitating towards the musician’s talents.
Terima kasih kepada yang sudi menggunakan perkhidmatan #VIONAbirthdayjingle!
Sekarang ada lagi 22 pesanan yang belum dilangsaikan, jika ada yang perlu dengan segera, boleh DM saya!
Saya akan buat ikut siapa yang buat pesanan terlebih dahulu. pic.twitter.com/Usp5AyFsts
— . (@takaharasuiko) September 30, 2018
I would pay for this birthday jingle rather than just a plain wishes from one you call artist or just somebody that is famous ? https://t.co/Y71gvrdMIT
— Amirah Husna (@AmieHusna) September 29, 2018
Takahara Suiko has admitted that though she is not as famous as Janna Nick, she rather people spend their money on something worthwhile and at the very least, her jingle does not disappear after 24 hours.