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Jayda Avanzado on friendship with Francine Diaz: ‘I consider her to be a sister to me’

‘Malabong Usapan (MU)’ singer Jayda Avanzado talks about how she met her closest friend in showbiz.

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Rhea Manila Santos

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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05/29/2021 12:09 PM
Jayda Avanzado on friendship with Francine Diaz: ‘I consider her to be a sister to me’
Photo Credit: @jayda Instagram

During the special announcement launching her as Rise Artists Studio’s newest member, Jayda Avanzado also premiered her latest music video “MU (Malabong Usapan)” which was a song she wrote, co-produced, and even co-directed the music video for. The video also includes her best friend, Huwag Kang Mangamba actress Francine Diaz. 

“Nabuo talaga yung konsepto ng MU galing sa isang conversation between me and Francine Diaz na friend ko. Nagbibiruan kami sa mga gusto namin at yung mga ayaw namin sa isang relasyon. Parang nag-joke ako, kasi yung M.U dito sa Pilipinas it means mutual understanding. Pero sabi ko sa kanya yang MU na yan malabong usapan yan kaya bigla nagkaroon na ako lightbulb moment and that’s what really motivated me to write this song. Tapos medyo inupuan ko muna yung idea and then I ended up finishing it with a full track and here we are today. The rest is history,” she shared.

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The “MU (Malabong Usapan)” singer said she and Francine were just having one of their usual girl talks when the concept for the song about a woman who refuses to be confused with no label relationships came up.

“Nagsimula yun kasi ganun talaga kami mag-usap. Alam mo naman kaming mga babae. It’s girl talk and siguro ganun kami ni Francine na I would say na we can talk about everything. pati yung mga seryoso na matter na mga ganyan, alam namin ang gusto namin. And na-realize namin na bilang magkaibigan we’re always looking out for each other. Alam namin yung mga ayaw namin para ma-protektahan namin yung mga sarili namin. Siguro bilang magkaibigan we make sure to look out for one another and make sure we make the best decisions. Ganun kami,” she said.

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Jayda said she considers Francine one of her closest friends in showbiz. Their friendship started unexpectedly abroad.

“Nagsimula kasi yun nung nagkasama kami sa isang flight from San Francisco. I think they came from ASAP Bay Area and I happened to be in the bay area kasi dun talaga ako based sa America. Dun ako lumaki and it just so happened na we were on the same flight and magkatabi kami sa plane and we got to chatting there and we became super close. So doon talaga nagsimula yung friendship namin. Pero masasabi ko talaga na mas naging close kami throughout quarantine. I think my friendship with her was one of the best things to come out of quarantine. Talagang I consider her to be a sister to me now. Dun talaga nagsimula yun,” she said

Aside from joining the Rise Artists Studio this month, Jayda is also busy preparing for her first major concert Jayda in Concert which will be streamed online on June 26. Tickets can be purchased through KTX.ph, iWantTFC, and TFC IPTV for only P499. Limited tickets are available for P799 which includes exclusive access to an online VIP party with Jayda.