Maymay Entrata is representing PH in 2022 MTV EMAs

Published November 7, 2022, 5:50 PM

by Jessica Pag-iwayan

She’s the only Pinoy artist nominated for Best Asia Act

There’s really no stopping “Amakabogera‘ singer Maymay Entrata for adding achievements under her belt. She is now the only Filipino artist nominated for the Best Asia Act in this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA). 

Artwork by Ariana Maralit

The Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) alumna is competing against Tomorrow X Together of South Korea, vocal group The Rampage from Exile Tribe of Japan, R&B artist Silvy of Thailand, and singer-songwriter Niki of Indonesia. 

In an exclusive interview with Manila Bulletin Lifestyle, The 25-year-old Maymay admitted that up to this moment, she couldn’t believe that she’s the only Pinoy act that made it to the list. 

“I had mixed emotions,” she says. “It’s a very huge blessing for me to make it to this list and represent our country in MTV EMA.” 

For those who want to help her win this, since this is fan-vote based competition, you can vote for Maymay at vote.mtvema.com. This is open until Nov. 10, 2022 at 5:59 a.m. and you can vote as much as you like because there’s no limit for voting entries. 

“To all my fellow Filipinos and to all the people who are supporting me, thank you so much,” she says. “For those people who have voted for me thank you. And for those who haven’t, the voting process is still on going, so please keep on voting. It’s unlimited voting so you can vote every 10 seconds. Vote, vote, vote! Keep on supporting OPM.” 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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When it comes to her next career move, Maymay shared that she’s now focusing on music projects and opportunities. Just recently, she dropped her new single titled “Pwede ba?”

“There’s more single songs to come and I have upcoming album,” the singer says. Given the opportunity, she says that she dreams of having a collaboration with Sarah Geronimo. 

And with all the milestones she’s hitting in her career now, it’s not impossible for her to achieve this soon. After all, she believes that everyone should dream, and work hard to reach that dream. 

“Don’t allow negativity to eat you. Don’t allow fear to stop you. Don’t allow your mistakes to stop you. But allow mistakes to train you so you would know how to recover from the challenges you’d faced,” she says. “I believe that we will fail when we stop trying. lagi mong tatandaan na mas maraming options, mas maraming dreams, mas marami kang maabot at mahahanap at mahahanap mo yung para sayo if you keep on trying.” 

As cliche it may seems, but we all know that the road to stardom is not easy, especially for Maymay. We witness her struggles when she was starting in the industry, the negative feedbacks, and pressures she won to become the woman she is today. With that, she give a meaningful message for everyone who’s still trying find their space in the world. 

“Just keep learning, because you’ll find your confidence when you’re open to learning,” You know that there’s something waiting for you on the other side when you keep learning. When you keep learning, you keep on improving. I found my confidence through my eagerness to learn in the field of music industry. And I’m very happy that I’m now seeing the fruit of my studies and labor.” 

 
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