Me N Ma Girls singer Wai Hnin is to leave the successful pop-music group, Power Music has announced in Los Angeles. She wanted to spend more time with her parents, said other group members.
Me N Ma Girls released their debut album Year of the Tiger in 2010 as the Tiger Girls, later adopting their current name. Other than Wai Hnin, the members are Htike Htike, Ahmoon, Cha Cha and Kimmy. Their second album is called Mingalaba.
There are no plans to replace Wai Hnin, which will continue with four members, Ahmoon told The Myanmar Times. “She quit the group but she will still be our sister. She wanted to spend more time with her parents and to do something other than singing. We didn’t want to lose such a good partner,” said Ahmoon.
Last September, Me N Ma Girls signed an 18-month contract with Daniel Hubbert. In March they recorded Girl Strong in LA and performed at the Women in the World Summit 2013 in New York. On May 22, they sang at the Music Matters Live festival in Singapore.
“We are busy all the time with local and foreign gigs, so we don’t have much time to spend with our families,” said Cha Cha. “Wai Hnin’s parents are old and not good in health, which is why she felt she had to leave. We were together for three years, through good times and bad.”
On June 16, their documentary Miss Nikki and the Tiger Girls played at the Sydney Film Festival and was chosen as a top-10 finalist for the Foxtel Australian Documentary Prize.