During the media announcement for the singer and Rise artist Jayda Avanzado’s music video release of her single, M.U. (Malabong Usapan), she recalled the start of her friendship with Francine Diaz on a flight from San Francisco, USA.
“It just so happened na we’re on the same flight and magkatabi kami sa plane, and we got to chatting there, and we became super close.”
She added that they grew closer during the pandemic, with her considering Diaz as a sister.
“I think my friendship with her was one of the best things to come out of quarantine. I consider her to be like a sister to me now.”
Jayda then recalled how she and Francine came up with the song, M.U.
“Medyo nagbibiruan kami po na siguro yung mga gusto namin at mga ayaw namin sa isang relasyon. And, parang nagjoke ako. Yang MU na yan, kasi yung MU ang ibig sabihin talaga ng MU dito sa Pilipinas, it means mutual understanding.
“Pero ako, sinabi ko sa kanya, hindi yan mutual understanding, malalabong usapan yan, malabong usapan yan, bigla akong nagkaroon ng light bulb moment.”
Avanzado and Diaz got close these past few years. They are so close that they once pulled a prank on actor Kyle Echarri.
As for her 18th birthday, she revealed she has no plans on her debut.
“Yung sa plano ko para sa birthday ko, sa totoo lang po wala po. I know it’s a little weird. Ako kasi, I was never really one for a big celebrations for my eighteenth birthday.
“Mas mahalaga yung mga taong makakasama ko syempre. Mas mahalaga yun syempre.
“Honestly, kahit magpahinga lang po ako dito sa bahay, manood lang ako ng Netflix, kumain ng masarap na pagkain, okay na okay na po sa akin.”
She will also have her first major online concert on June 26 on KTX.ph, iWanTTFC, and TFC IPTV with reruns on June 27. Tickets are available on the said platforms for only P499.