On November 15, singer Nonoy Zuñiga recounted how his singing career helped him fulfill his dream of being a doctor.
During the media event for their upcoming music concert ‘XXceptional: The Hitmakers 20th Anniversary,’ which LionhearTV covered, Zuñiga remarked that he got into singing to help his medical studies.
“Ang pinangarap ko lang talaga mula bata ay tapusin ‘yung medisina at maging isang doctor, hindi naman po kami mayaman, kasi mahal po ang tuition fee ng doctor, kaya nag-trabaho ako, singer. Naging singer ako ng banda, napag-aral ko po ‘yung sarili ko, nakapagtapos ng medisina, at the same time, kumakanta.”
He also considered his music career as a blessing or a destiny.
“Wala po akong pangarap na maging isang sikat na singer, nangyari na lang po ‘yun, na talagang ibinigay as a blessing, as a destiny po. Ito po ang destiny ko. At tsaka ‘yung kapansanan ko, ‘yun na rin ‘yung naging inspiration para sa mga may mga kapansanan.”
Filipino singers Hajji Alejandro, Marco Sison, Rey Valera, and Nonoy Zuñiga are celebrating their 20th year of music and friendship through the “XXceptional: The Hitmakers 20th anniversary.”
Zuñiga talked about how he and his fellow singers easily adjusted to each other over the years.
“Wala naman akong naaalala talagang mga nag-aaway kami no. Tapos si Hajji, si Marco, maliliit lang talaga ‘yung mga misunderstandings namin. Madali naman kaming mag-adjust sa isa’t isa. Siguro dahil nga may mga edad na rin, mas nakaka-intindi.
“Sa billing, wala kaming problema diyan, usually ‘yung inuuna talaga is ‘yung may edad. Kung di sa edad, sa gwapo at sa maswerte. ‘Yun ang inuuna namin. Twenty years na kaming okay as a group.”
“XXceptional: The Hitmakers 20th anniversary” at the Theater at Solaire happens on December 1 at 8 PM with Gerry Matias as their musical director and Concert Queen Pops Fernandez and Flor Santos, mom of actor-singer LA Santos, under DreamWings Entertainment, as concert producers.