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Maymay Talks About Her Journey To Being "Mpowered"

The young multihyphenate is celebrating her fifth year in the entertainment industry with her first-ever solo virtual concert, "Mpowered"

Maymay Entrata
Maymay Entrata | Photo courtesy of Star Music


Dapat hindi mo hahayaan ’yung sarili mo na mag-stop sa learning,” actress, performer, and host Maymay Entrata (Maymay) shares. At 24, Maymay is wise beyond her years, and her growth as an artist was obvious in the way she answered the questions during her recent media conference for her upcoming digital concert titled “MPOWERED.” The concert is a celebration of the performer’s beauty, talent, and strength in time for her fifth year in the entertainment industry.


Filipinos first met Maymay in Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky Season 7 in 2017. Even back then, it was obvious there was something special about her, especially when she shared a self-written song titled “Baliw.” Maymay went on to pursue even more as an artist, starring in movies like Loving in Tandem (her debut movie with fellow PBB alum Edward Barber); Da One That Ghost Away; Fantastica; Hello, Love, Goodbye; and Princess DayaReese; and appearing in series like La Luna Sangre. Maymay surprised her fans even more when she launched herself as a total performer in 2018 via her concert, “The Dream.” 


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Maymay recently released an anthem of self-discovery and confidence titled “Amakabogera,” showcasing her impressive vocal chops and maturity as a singer. With the song’s release came a music video that now has more than 2.8 million views and a WISH 107.5 Bus performance that has surpassed 3.5 million views, as of this writing.


After all these achievements, Maymay still remembers her humble beginnings. She recalls, “Diyos ko, kung babalik po tayo sa unang-una kong pagpasok sa showbiz, hindi madali. Wala rin po siyang kaibahan sa salitang trabaho. So trabaho siya. Dahil trabaho siya, walang madaling trabaho, lahat pinaghihirapan


“So nu’ng unang mga first two years po ata, doon po ’yung sobrang nag-a-adjust palang ako. ’Yung nangangapa ako, hindi ko alam kung ano’ng gagawin ko. ‘Tama kaya itong desisyon ko o hindi?’ Pero siguro po, hinayaan ko lang po [ang] sarli ko na matuto.” 



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So where does Maymay see herself in the next five years both as an artist and an individual?


“Five years from now… siguro po dahil napamahal ako dito sa musika, panigurado po na mas magiging passionate po ako dito sa musika. Kung ako papipiliin, five years from now, sana tuloy-tuloy pa rin ’yung career ko, lalo na sa pagpe-perform. Pero kung ano’ng ibibigay sa’kin ng Panginoon, wala naman akong problema, basta kuntento ako sa buhaypayapa ang puso ko, utak ko. So bonus na sa’kin if five years from now nandito pa rin ako, nagpe-perform pa rin ako.”


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Joining Maymay on “Mpowered,” her first-ever solo virtual concert, are her fellow young artists Darren Espanto and AC Bonifacio, her good friend and social media sensation Mimiyuuuh, and the ‘King of Philippine Acoustic Pop’ Nyoy Volante


The digital offering produced by ABS-CBN Events follows the success of Maymay’s self-empowering singles “’Di Kawalan” and “Amakabogera,” which will both be part of her upcoming album under ABS-CBN’s Star Pop. 


Regular tickets which give viewers access to the main concert are priced at P299. Meanwhile, VIP and SVIP tickets can be purchased at P899 and P1399 respectively, which comes with a special Zoom after party admission with Maymay and hosts DJ Jhai Ho and Edward Barber. 


Be “Mpowered” with Maymay and watch her digital concert, streaming worldwide on November 26 (Friday) at 8:30 PM (PHT), with a rerun the next day (November 27) at 10 AM (PHT) via KTX.ph, iWantTFC, and TFC IPTV. For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram or visit www.abs-cbn.com/newsroom.


Catch the guesting of Maymay and her fashion stylists Rain Dagala and Em Millan on our Metro Chats show via Kumu's FYE Channel this Thursday, November 18, 8PM:

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