Multi-hyphenate young artist Angela Ken’s voice, music, and talent is steadily making her a star in her own right.
Just in the last few years, we’ve seen the rise of talented local artists getting their dues due to social media amplifying their voices. As they should! One such rising star comes in the form of 21-year-old musician, singer-songwriter, and actress Angela Ken.
As she steadily releases music, Angela’s been able to venture into acting and showbiz, making her acting debut in teen musical series Lyric and Beat. She’s even a part of The Squad Plus or Gold Squad Plus and the Music Squad, groups of young, up-and-coming Star Magic artists making a name for the new generation in the industry. In 2020, her song Ako Naman Muna went viral on social media, and eventually led to her earning hundreds of thousands of listeners and millions of views across music and media platforms. The song was even covered by an auditioning contestant on Idol Philippines!
With her recent release Alas Diyes filed away in her discography, the young musician is just getting started. Get ahead of the curve and start stanning now. Here’s why you won’t regret it.
SHE’S A GREAT SONGWRITER AND COMPOSER
@anqelaken talo na ba ako? hindi naman siguro… #fyp #omg #AngelaKen ♬ original sound – Angela Ken
Angela Ken has been writing and composing music since she was a pre-teen. Her pen game is strong with heartfelt lyrics and relatable metaphors that can both comfort and cut deep. A true artist, she draws on a variety of human experiences and concepts such as love, self-worth, acceptance, heartbreak, and so much more and turns them into songs with plenty of heart.
STELLAR, STRONG, AND SWEET VOCALS
Sing it, sister. Angela’s music features the singer’s beautiful vocals, relaxing and full of emotion. At such a young age, the singer has honed and owned her captivating voice and performs with a sincerity that’s allowed her to connect with so many people.
SHE’S AN ENTREPRENEUR
@anqelaken Thank You, Lord for this new chapter in our lives. ☕️ #YokattaKohi only here at IMUS CAVITE 🏻 #fyp ♬ Cute – Aurel Surya Lie
When we said multi-hyphenate, we meant it! Besides music and acting, Angela’s delved into the world of being an entrepreneur, co-owning and operating a café called Yokatta Kohi. Drop by the shop at 378 Malagasang Road in Imus, Cavite. She’s very hands-on with the work, and clearly loves it.
HER MUSIC IS COMFORTING
While some of her most famous songs include lyrics for our inner sawi selves, Angela sings lyrics like “It’s okay not to be okay / tomorrow’s another day,” “‘Di man perpekto, ngunit biyaya Niya’y sapat,” and “Wag sanang dumating sa puntong ‘di mo na kilala maski sarili mo / kasi nawala ka na,” which offer a sense of validation and comfort.
SHE’S PROOF OF SOCIAL MEDIA’S POWER
@anqelaken This song is still on going. Basta, it’s about self-worth and self-love na hinahanap mo simula nung nadurog ka.. #foryou #fyp ♬ Ako Naman Muna Unfinished – Angela Ken
Angela shot to fame in 2020 when her then-unfinished song Ako Naman Muna made waves on TikTok. Then unfinished, the singer-songwriter was inspired to complete it after seeing the support it garnered on social media. The song didn’t just make her go viral, but it also led to her getting signed to Star Magic. The rest, as they say, is history.
SHE’S A VIBE
Angela stands out in a group as the charming, fun-loving friend that can make anyone break into a smile. Her vibes are immaculate, cracking the best-timed jokes and making everyone feel at ease. Sweet, funny, and cheerful, we’d hang out with her any day!
Photos in artwork from Instagram @anqelaken.
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