Mayuka (まゆか/マユカ/마유카) is a Japanese singer and a member of the Korean-Japanese girl group “NiziU” under JYP Entertainment.
Mayuka (NiziU) Profile
|Stage Name||Mayuka (まゆか/マユカ/마유카)|
|Birth Name||Ogou Mayuka (おごうまゆか/小合麻由佳)|
|Birthday||November 13, 2003|
|Age||20 (in 2023)|
|Height||159 cm (5’3″)|
Mayuka (NiziU) Facts:
– She was born in Kyoto Prefecture, specifically in Kyoto Tanabe, Japan.
– She attended Tanabe Junior High School for her education.
– She used to go to a dance academy in middle school.
– She played badminton in middle school and was also in a badminton team.
– She has an older sister.
– The staff and trainers believe she has the best attitude among the group.
– Mayuka got introduced to Kpop through her school friend who loved Kpop and because of that, she started dreaming of becoming an idol. (Complaint Manager HUR)
– She knows Japanese sign language (JSL).
– Playing the piano is her special talent.
– She speaks in Kansai dialect.
– Within NiziU, she’s known as the chameleon for her versatile nature.
– Many people think she resembles Onda from EVERGLOW.
– The animal that she resembles is cat. (hello82)
– If she could trade skills with a fellow member, she’d choose Nina because she loves her singing and would like to try it herself.
– She shares a school alma mater with Momo from TWICE.
– The artist she wants to collaborate with is Twice. (Oricon Interview Pt2)
– If she had to pick a date within the group, she’d choose Rima for her good conversational skills, humor, and niceness.
– She is currently studying Korean.
– Rio surprised her the most; she initially thought Rio was a bit intimidating, but she turned out to be a very laid-back person.
– Her wish is for the group to have their own merchandise as NiziU.
– Mayuka is roommates with Rima. (NiziU Special Interview)
– She impressively learned to play the ocarina in just two weeks.
– The thing she says most to Maya is “Is your stomach okay?” since she gets stomach aches often. (hello82)
– Originally set to play the piano for the Star Quality in the first season of the Nizi Project, she had to switch to the ocarina because the staff said she couldn’t play the piano. Her mom found the ocarina as the easiest alternative.
– She is NiziU’s dark horse. (Source)
– Nina said that she loves the way Mayuka plays the piano.
– She was selected as the member who showed the most improvement after her debut by fans.
– When it comes to winter choices, she’d prefer cozying up in a warm Kotatsu over building a snowman.
– Her hidden talent is drinking a full 500ml bottle of water in one shot.
– Given the option, she’d choose summer over winter.
– She was recruited by a Japanese entertainment company and the experience of singing and dancing made her want to apply for the “NiziU Project”. (Oricon Interview Pt1)
– When Riku first met her, she instantly felt a sense of closeness to her because they were both from Kyoto and had the same dialects. (To NiziU Ep5)
– Riku’s first impression of her was that she would be a nice person.
– According to Riku, Mayuka is really nice but also really funny so she has unexpected charms.
– Riku would introduce her as someone who is funny in a weird way.
– Her nickname is “Chameleon” because she looks elegant but when she goes on stage she gets a more mature vibe to her.
– Mayuka and Riku had a misunderstanding shortly after debut but it was resolved soon after. (To NiziU Ep5)
– She is inspired by Riku’s tough mentality and tries to take criticism in strength.
– Her nicknames include Mayu and Mayu-chan. (Korean Debut Introduction Video)
– She has two cats at her parents’ house.
– She was a contestant on “Nizi Project”.
– She ranked at 21st place in dance and 24th place in vocal.
– Her debut rank was 7th.
– Mayuka along with Rima, Riku, Nina, Mako, Rio, Maya, and Ayaka all made appearances in Stray Kids‘ “Back Door” music video.
– She made her debut as a lead rapper in “NiziU” on December 2nd, 2020.
Likes & Dislikes
– She enjoys munching on shrimp and avocado.
– Her favorite pastime is watching movies.
– Mayuka likes to prank the members when they’re watching a video where she skips the part that they want to watch or turns the video off.
– She loves Riku’s jokes.
– She loves ramyeon and eats it for almost every meal.
– She loves cats and prefers them over dogs.
– Her favorite hair color for herself is purple. (Korean Debut Introduction Video)
Personality & Habits
– She experiences mood swings reminiscent of a cat.
– She has a hard time waking up in the morning even with alarms. (Complaint Manager HUR)
– If people get serious when she does something to make them laugh, she gets hurt sometimes.
– Riku thinks that Mayuka apologizes well and she instinctively says “sorry” when bumping into someone. (To NiziU Ep5)
– One of her habits includes putting her hand under her nose while talking.
– She has a habit of covering her mouth while laughing.
– She always forgets to set the alarm for the next day.
– She is great at comforting her members and giving them words of confidence.
Mayuka (NiziU) Photos
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