Betty Ibtisam Abu Bakar Banafe, better known as Betty Banafe is a singer and actress from Johor Bahru, Johor.
Banafe’s family is of Malay, Arab and Javanese descent. She became an actress despite opposition from her father and attended Universiti Teknologi Mara, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications – Public Relations (with honors), despite almost being expelled from University for being ‘too active’ in the film industry during her years of study.
Betty Banafe married British-American businessman and technology consultant, Bruce Dargus on December 12, 2012. The couple currently reside in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Betty Banafe is one of few Malaysian artists that is known for singing in Arabic. Since her full-length album Ibtisam was released, Betty has been making guest appearances at private events.