Actress-comedienne Ai-Ai Delas Alas is now the new talent manager of Ex Battalion. Yep, you heard that right. The comedienne actress signed an exclusive two-year contract with the said hip-hop group.
In an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) Ai-Ai shared the reason why she chose to be the talent manager of the group.
She was quoted as saying, “Gusto ko na mag-level up ang Ex Battalion, hindi lang sa mundo ng Internet kundi pati rin sa mainstream.”
“Walang experience ang Ex Battalion sa mainstream. Ni hindi nila alam ang kanilang worth kaya nagpatulong na sila sa akin.” she added.
For those of you in the dark, Ex Batallion is an all-boys hip-hop group that became famous last year because of their upbeat and catchy songs. It formerly had 12 members, but now they are only 11 namely Bosx1ne, Flow-G, Skusta Clee, Emcee Rhenn, King Badger (Jon Gutierrez), Brando, KentMNL, Bullet-D, Mckoy, Jekkpot, and Cent. Their latest song “Hayaan mo sila” became a hit song after it has been played on various radio stations and music outlets.
According to Ai-ai, she even called her manager, Boy Abunda to ask for tips on how she could manage her new talents.
“Challenging pala ang mag-manage ng mga artist,” she admits.
However, she thinks that being a talent manager of new artists who wish to make a name for themselves in the showbiz industry is a privilege on her part.
“It’s about time na tumulong ako sa mga new artists na talented at kailangan ng guidance para matupad ang mga pangarap nila.” she explained.
Ai-Ai believes that she could already perform her new task of being a talent manager, now that she is already settled with the various issues in her personal life – at the same time being happily married with her husband Gerald Sibayan.
Aside from being a talent manager, Ai-Ai is also busy managing her food business. She is the owner of AiSarap Express and other two upcoming restaurants that would consecutively open this coming May. AiSian Fusion will be on Ayala Mall Cloverleaf, while Ai Cup of Love will be on Fisher Mall.
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