Veteran singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid is the proudest for his daughter Leila Alcasid's foray into the music industry. Last February, Leila launched her first single "Completely in Love". Most recently, she was also officially presented as part of Star Magic Circle 2018.
During a set visit at the taping of Kapamilya sitcom "Home Sweetie Home" yesterday, March 13, Ogie shared how passionate Leila is when it comes to her craft.
"Nakikita ko na pursigido 'yung bata. Very passionate din, ano. Meron siyang sariling concept sa paggawa ng kanta niya, meron siyang sariling idea how it’s going to be arranged, how it’s going to sound like. Hindi ako nakialam. Sabi ko, 'This is your craft. You do it. I will just guide you,'" he said.
Ogie continued, "For a newbie, nag-number six siya sa Spotify. Viral ang Spotify. That’s a big thing. Ako nga hindi umaabot sa ganun eh. Kaya nung press conference niya, medyo naiyak ako, sabi ko, 'It’s your turn. It’s your time. It’s your time to shine.'"
And because Leila is now part of the talent-honing organization Star Magic, Leila will most likely delve into acting, and perhaps, be part of a love team. Will Ogie be bothered about it?
The OPM icon answered, "Hindi. Wala namang problema sa akin. Gusto ko lang na sana matuto siya mag-Tagalog. Although she has been steadily learning, kailangan maging mas hasa pa 'yung kanyang pananagalog. Although una naman siyang nakilala as a singer tulad ko. Unang nakilala bilang singer. Nasa sa kanya 'yun kung talagang mamahalin niya 'yung pag-arte. Kailangan pursigido siya. Ang daming magaling diyan."
But despite being okay with Leila having a love team, it seems like Ogie is not yet ready to see her in a kissing scene.
"Parang ayoko pero I don’t know. I think it’s all a matter of looking at the project. She has a very wholesome image as you can see. Her values are very wholesome. Her attitude towards life is very wholesome. She’s all about kindness, you know, loving yourself, loving God. Parang dapat naman bumagay rin sa ganun. It depends. I think there is a kind of kiss na can look naman cute and tender," he said.
Ogie is a new addition to the "Home Sweetie Home" family, and will play two characters -- Ireneo and Irenea. It airs Saturdays after "TV Patrol Weekend".