MNL48 shares idol journey at Radyo Inquirer, gives message to the youth

by MNL48 Philippines

MNL48 idols Alice, Ecka, Dian, Daryll, and Essel shared their idol journey of being an MNL48 member at DZIQ 990 Radyo Inquirer on January 19, 2019.

Singing their chart-topping songs from their 2nd single and certified Gold and Platinum album, the girls performed “First Rabbit”, “Palusot Ko’y Maybe”, and “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” live at the radio station’s Warrior Angel program hosted by Brenda Domato.

“Nagsimula po ‘yung group naming noong 2016 pa po, and umikot po ‘yung MNL48 sa iba’t-ibang parte ng Pilpinas. Siyempre po meron din online na audition kung saan pwede rin i-vote ‘yung mga gusto niyong makapasok sa MNL48,” said overall team captain Alice, adding that more than 4,000 girls age 15-20 auditioned to become part of AKB48’s fourth international sister group.

MNL48 member Daryll shared her experience when she eagerly auditioned for the all-girl idol group’s first generation. “Sinabi ko po kay mama ‘ma, parang kinukutuban na po ako dito, gustong-gusto ko po talaga makasali’. Ang dami ko na pong audition na sinalihan, tapos hindi po ako nakakapasok. Sabi ko po this is my time,” she narrated.

MNL48 undergo a meticulous training to prepare for their different activities and events, these trainings and lessons are needed to enlighten and help the girls to become an idol. “Sobrang dami po naming pinagdaanan, sa training pa lang po naming sa sayaw, kanta. Meron din po kaming personality development para po alam po namin ‘yung dapat itama sa amin at the same time matuto po kami hindi lang bilang isang idol pati na rin maging magandang impluwensiya sa kabataan,”Ecka expressed.

But their hectic schedule only makes the girls’ friendship and bond stronger “Sobrang saya ko po na nakakasama sila kasi marami po akong natutunan and nagtutulungan po kami sa isa’t-isa. If ever may hindi kayang gawin ‘yung isa, tuturuan ng isa,” Dian described their bond with each other and treating each member as a family.

Moreover, the girls also hoped that the youth will not give up easily to achieve their dreams, “kung talagang may pangarap kayo, abutin niyo po yon, ‘wag po kayong mag-give up, ‘wag kayong basta-basta susuko at talagang matutupad niyo po yung inaasam-asam niyo,” said Essel.

“Dream big, lagi kayong magtitiwala sa sarili niyo kasi in order to succeed you must first believe in yourself,” shared Team NIV captain Ecka who also feels blessed to have MNL48 as an opportunity to inspire other people and also be a breadwinner for their family.

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