Ogie Alcasid tells daughter Leila that success is not privilege: Kailangan mong i-earn iyan!

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Ogie Alcasid knows the pressure being felt by his daughter Leila, who's trying to penetrate the industry he has been in for the last 30 years.


In his 30 years in the industry, singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid has become one of the most successful artists in the country, whether in music or in acting.

He is also one of the most enduring concert acts we have, and a testament to that is his OA: Ogie Alcasid 30th Aniversary Concert happening on Friday, August 24, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

According to him, it is his biggest concert yet.  

And he's also proud that throughout his successful career, he hasn't been involved in any scuffle with other artists.

How does he motivate his eldest daughter Leila, who's now a singer herself?

"Alam mo, hindi naman sa dahil anak ko siya, pero nakikita ko kasi yung pagiging humble niya. Yun ang pagiging maganda niyang trait,"  Ogie told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) during his concert's press conference at Hungry Samurai in Tomas Morato, Quezon City.

He continued, "Palabati yun, palaging nakangiti, naka-opo. Ang lagi kong sinasabi sa kanya, kung sino man ang una mo, wag kang pipili ng babatiin mo.  

"Kasi, ang puhunan mo rito sa trabaho natin, yes, talent mo.

"Pero yung attitude mo, which is, minsan nga, kapag sinasabi ko, kailangan maaga, ha. E, minsan one hour earlier [andun na siya]. Sabi niya, 'Dad, I’m here so early.' So ako, 'Matuto ka.'

"Kasi ang mga millennial, palaging late kaya tine-train ko siya which is, naa-appreciate naman niya.

"Ngayon, nakikita ko na—kasi, sulat siya nang sulat ng kanta."

The 20-year-old budding singer seems to have inherited her dad's singing and songwriting skills.

Ogie is aware of the notion that in the entertainment industry, it's usually harder for celebrity kids to attain their successful parents' level of fame and acclaim.

He also knows the pressure on Leila, who is penetrating the industry Ogie has been in for the last 30 years. 

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The Kapamilya star remarked, "Parang ang feeling ko riyan, iba na rin kasi ang panahon ngayon.

"I believe, their time will come, but they really have to be patient. Ako, sa tingin ko ha… sa tingin ko talaga, their time will come."

Ogie added that celebrity kids should not have a feeling of entitlement, and should work their way up.

He said, "Nandiyan din ang attitude. Kapag feeling mo, ako, anak ako ni ganito at kailangan ganito—ay hindi puwede yun.

"At yun ang sinasabi ko sa anak ko, which is, ganun naman siya.

"Kumbaga, hindi iyan pribilehiyo. Kailangan mong i-earn iyan. Hayan, gawa nang gawa ng kanta. Ang sipag niyan sa mga fans niya."


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