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Here's What Your Favorite '90s Pinay Music Icons Look Like Today

Remember Barbie, Acel, Cynthia, Cookie, Skarlet, and more?
by Khatrina Bonagua | Apr 24, 2017
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Whip out your cassettes for another walk down memory lane. We’ve already revisited our foreign emo icons and our local rakistas. Now, it’s time for the ladies to steal the spotlight and induce some nostalgia into your boring day.

So, where are your favorite ‘90s female music greats these days? Are they still rockin’ and rollin’?

1) Barbie Almalbis

Barbie is still active in the scene as a solo artist. She recently had a sold-out concert alongside other ‘90s favorites Kitchie Nadal and Aia de Leon. She recently released a new track called “Secrets” last January.

2) Kitchie Nadal

Kitchie is best known for her hits “Wag Na Wag Mong Sasabihin,” “Same Ground,” and “Bulong.” After being part of Mojofly, the singer pursued a solo career and still continues to do so today. She is currently expecting her first child with husband Carlos Lopez.

3) Aia de Leon

Upon parting ways with her long-time band, Imago, Aia has been busy on her solo singing and songwriting careers. She has a new single entitles “Sa’yo,” which was released just this February.

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4) Cookie Chua

Cookie is the vocalist of Filipino alternative pop/rock band Color It Red. In 1995, the band was voted Best New Artist at the Awit Awards. Since then, Cookie has established herself as one of the country’s best female singers. 


5) Acel Bisa

Acel Bisa-van Ommen was the original vocalist of Moonstar 88. Currently, the talented singer is an inspirational speaker and a social-entrepreneur, and still sings in between. She’s also busy being a mom.

6) Cynthia Alexander

Now based in Tacoma, Washington, Cynthia is focused on building connections in her new community, while also maintaining close ties with her fans back in Manila. She also has several shows abroad, which you can check out through this link.

7) Myra Ruaro of Put3ska

Myra “Skarlet” Ruaro was the vocalist of the band Put3ska, which is known for the hit, “Manila Girl.” Skarlet has since dropped her rock and rollin’ persona, focusing on jazz music instead. Check out her latest cover here

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8) Lei Bautista of Prettier Than Pink

The “Cool Ka Lang” singer is currently abroad and busy with her new venture, the ActionCraft Toy Box. ActionCraft Toy Box is an arts and crafts mobile application created by Taktyl Studios, where Lei is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder. The app provides users with tools to design and customize their own paper toy action figure.

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