“I swear if radio stations don’t do this by tomorrow, ‘IDK’ is going to be my last single. I quit music.” This is what “Cebuana” singer Karencitta said when she aired her frustrations by uploading a video on Facebook.
What Karencitta really wants
The singer demanded that radio stations play OPM (Original Pinoy Music) 24 hours everyday. If radio stations will not comply with her demand, she will bid goodbye music goodbye.
“How are we going to bring OPM on to the international scale if our own country is not playing their own music? When we’re idolizing other people’s music? I think we should play more OPM music on radio. Monday to Sunday, 24 hours on the clock. I swear, if radio stations don’t do this by tomorrow, IDK’s gonna be my last single, I quit music.”
Karencitta’s statement earned mixed reactions from netizens, some of them do not even care if the “Cebuana” singer will stop producing more songs.
A Twitter user named Paulus_sapien said that OPM has been rising over the years and maybe it is Karencitta’s music that fails to attract listeners.
Karencitta ooof? https://t.co/aXWh2UMjhP
— H E R A ✨ (@jzzylle8) October 17, 2019
Wanna hear my say? Ruby Ibarra deserves more attention than karencitta
— kirsty (@kirstinagranoly) October 17, 2019
IDK by Karencitta is a piece of shit 🤷♂️
— jan (@domnatz) October 17, 2019
Three netizens questioned if Karencitta’s song lyrics even have a deeper meaning. It also seems Karencitta has failed to win the heart of listeners, even her fellow Cebuanas
someone tell karencitta that having one minor hit won't secure your longevity and she should stop talking so entitled as if her lyrics make sense
— cel is crying over anne and gilbert (@burikalat) October 16, 2019
Karencitta is not the cream of our Bisaya crop. Let it be known.
— Chai Fonacier (@bansheerabidcat) October 16, 2019
I think the reason why people are being 'rude' towards Karencitta is due to her unqualified sense of entitlement. The only reason why she's gotten some international attention is because of the locals who supported her music so maybe she should be a little less condescending?
— Ejay (@ejayyco) October 15, 2019
Other netizens poked fun at Karencitta’s statement:
If my teachers won't give me a grade of at least tres, this will be my last sem. I quit school
char hahahahah karencitta ka ghourl!??
— JOURNEY (@Jrnytoledo) October 16, 2019
Someone pls tell Karencitta pic.twitter.com/KRhRutCOoF
— martin (@martincbrbs) October 17, 2019
I cant wait for karencitta to quit music
— Philippine Hairlines (@TheAlleyBerdin) October 15, 2019
Meanwhile, there were a few netizens who agreed with Karencitta’s statement. They believe Karencitta should not quit music just because of favoritism.
But rather, she must continue doing music as passion.
Browsing the Karencitta hashtag. Is OPM dying? I actually haven't felt OPM this alive since the old Sponge Cola/ Cueshe/ Hale days. Listening to OPM Rising on Spotify right now and there are so many new releases. Anyway drop your OPM faves mine is @TheBotflies. 💕 https://t.co/5dX7biZaLs
— Millennial Mangkukulam (@agasramirez) October 17, 2019
Furthermore, OPM has continued to rise since January this year, as Spotify noticed that almost 80% of Top 20 most-discovered were actually OPM artists.
OPM is also making waves like “Kahit Ayaw Mo na” by This Band on Spotify’s Global Viral 50 Chart. In line with this, Ben & Ben, December Avenue, and I Belong to the Zoo are just some of the rising OPM artists that people love to listen on Spotify nowadays.