There are different impressions about musicians depending on their current stature. You earn a lot if you’re already in demand, but that’s different if you’re only starting out or your star is already fading. In the case of some legendary Pinoy artists, if they’re not visible in television or recording studios it is because they’re making money from their business ventures. Who are they?
Iconic Folk Singer / Music Bar owner
What is Original Pinoy Music without iconic Filipino artists? Among the greatest singers and composers, no one could contest to Freddie Aguilar’s contributions. His internationally critically acclaimed signature song “Anak” is still highly use among TV shows and movies. In fact, it is also part of the soundtracks of Korean movie Gangnam Blues starring heartthrob Lee Min Ho. In case you don’t know yet, Anak is one of the only two songs in Filipino that became, and still, classically popular. It is translated to more than 20 languages and launched 50 plus countries.
If you don’t see Ka Freddie in television, well he’s not retired yet. He’s busy entertaining people with his music and food trips. The legendary folk singer owns Ka Freddie’s Music Bar and Restaurant located at 120 Tomas Morato Avenue corner Kamuning, Quezon City. Some of the interesting part of his Bar’s menu are Ka Freddie’s original recipes Fried Anchovies in Tomato Sauce and Beef Franks with Tuna Flakes. He also has Dinamita, Ka Freddie’s Spaghetti Side A, Ka Freddie’s Spaghetti Side B, and Pancit Guisado Medley.
80’s Ballad and Pop Singer is now into healthy food delivery
Before SponeCola band revived Nakapagtataka and before teen star Myrtle Sarosa remake Mr. Kupdido, Rachelle Alejandro popularized those songs starting from late 80s. Now apart from her gigs, the former member of That’s Entertainment is busy with her sister Chef Barni Alejandro-Rennebeck in their diet food delivery service business called Sexy Chef. Their company does corporate and private catering, and meal packages. The singer-businesswoman also launched recipe books for those who want to diet entitled the ‘Sexy Chef Cookbook’ and ‘Eat Clean Love.’