Talent handler and TV personality Ogie Diaz honestly answered why big artists such as Liza Soberano and Vice Ganda left his management. On Christine Babao’s YouTube channel, Ogie opened up about what he felt when they left.
The entertainer maintained that he has no bad blood with any of his former artists.
Ogie shared how he got the unkabogable star to sign a contract with him. He revealed that it was Vice who pushed him to be his manager ever since they met in the comedy bars where the comedian was performing.
“Si Vice Ganda una kong naging kaibigan noong ako ay madalas pumupunta ng Punchline at Laffline, siya yung nakaset. Pag nakikita niya ako [sinasabi niya] ‘ ay ayan na pala ang aking future manager’ pero wala sa isip ko.
“Lalapit siya sa akin, ‘mama kailan mo ba ako imamanage? Kasi nandyan na sina Pokwang, si Pooh, si Chokoleit, si Gladys, si K Brosas, ihandle mo na ako.’ Sige subukan natin kasi mahirap naman di natin masasabi kung ano mangyayari bukas di ba so siyempre ako nagsisimula palang ako bilang manager,” he shared.
After five years, the contract with Vice expired and the comedian-actor didn’t renew with Ogie. The talent handler claimed that it was never a problem for him as he wanted to see his artists grow.
“Ganun talaga, di ba wala naman permanente sa mundo ang importante lang ay na maintain yung friendship. Nung una hindi kami nagkikibuan [ni Vice] but everytime nakikita niya ako, siya una lalapit,” he added.
Ogie faced a similar situation with his former talent, Liza Soberano. He handled the actress for a decade before she moved to James Reid’s new record label, Careless Music, earlier this year.
The 52-year-old TV personality admitted that he wanted to sign Liza again but the actress wanted to go for a Hollywood career which he can’t give her. He also didn’t want to cut the relationship he built with the actress.
“Bakit tatapusin yung relasyon? Unang una hindi naman naging masamang bata si Liza. pangalawa, ang laki ng natulong sa akin ni Liza, pangatlo ipinagkakautangan ko ng loob si Liza dahil nabuhay ang anak ko dahil sa kinikita ko sa kanya... Aarte ka pa ba,” he shared.
“Sa panahon ngayon kung ikaw ay nag tanim ng galit [o] ng tampo sa tao kasalanan mo yun sa sarili mo. kasi pinili mo sumama ang loob,” he concluded.