CMMA winner ‘Gani Oro Mismo’ wears a new hat in singing
ICONIC TV, radio broadcaster and winner of Catholic Mass Media Award (CMMA) Gani Oro is wearing yet another new hat which catapults his hard-hitting, albeit melodious voice of a commentator into that of a certified singer in a coming concert billed “Original Pilipino Jamming.”
A fundraiser for underprivileged children, the OPM concert on March 8 (Thur.), 8:00 p.m. at Cowboy Grill, Timog, Quezon City is also an occasion to launch the album in which Gani Oro’s first attempt to compose and sing his own song as well for the very first time titled “Try Natin” (arranged by Jay Jimenez) is included along with the cuts from veteran singer Renz Verano who will sing a couple of songs “Sana Ay Ako” and the famous “Remember Me.”
Gani Oro if you still don’t know is in the big league of veteran radio anchors and commentators at Super Radyo DZBB, the flagship AM station of GMA Network, Inc. on which you hear the famous voice of Mike Enriquez, Susan Enriquez, Arnold Clavio, Ely Cruz Ramirez, Manolo Favis, German Moreno, etc.
Past anchors include among many others, Jay Sonza, Teofisto Guingona, Mel Tiangco, Julius Babao, Bobby Guanzon, Inday Badiday,Helen Vela, Louie Beltran, Johnny Midnight, Jaime dela Rosa, Jejomar Binay, Orly Mercado,Pilita Corrales, Rene Cayetano, Joe Taruc, etc.
Asked why he decided to wear a new hat yet in singing, the veteran commentator said: “This is a realization of a long time dream of mine which is to sing, maybe part of what you call re-invention of the self at one point or another in the crossroads of our lives. But more than giving way to one’s frustration hahaha, it is the idea that I sing for a cause which is the bonus part of joining a concert like the one at hand.”
The rest of the performing \artists include the J Brothers, the band behind the hit songs “Pasaway,” “Sana’y Bigyan Mo Ng Pansin” and “Wait For Me,” Jerome Abalos and Dark Orchestra (“Aura” & “Larawang Kupas”), Zari Bilon (“Kung Minsan”), Ynstynk, (“Hanggang Kailan”) and Louise Tolibas ( “I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing”).
Go check it out if “Gani Oro Mismo” has got what it takes to cross boundaries from being a hard commentator to that of an entertainer. It can be a tough act I tell you.