Before young stars Charice Pempengco, Sarah Geronimo, Jessica Sanchez, and all the rest of the kid belters and YouTube sensations, there was a little Filipina girl named Josephine ‘Banig’ Roberto, who wowed Filipinos from all over the world with so much pride and joy.
As all the new young talents come and go in the entertainment business, Josephine Roberto, a.k.a. Banig, never left the hearts of the audience who have followed her career for years. Banig won the International Star Search competition representing the Philippines. She graced memorable performances on several TV shows in the U.S. such as The Arsenio Hall Show, Into the Night with Rick Dees, Maury Povich Show, Good Day LA, just to name a few.
She headlined major solo concerts at landmark venues such as The Hollywood Palladium, Wiltern Theater, Trump Taj Mahal and the list goes on and on. Her last two albums “Silent Whispers” & “Josephine Roberto” were released in the U.S. and included three of her singles, “Boogie on the Dance Floor,” “Walk” and her very 1st U.S. released Tagalog single, “ Igalaw Natin,” which charted on trade publications CMJ and DJ Times.
What is evident is that the child wonder never failed to leave the hearts and minds of Filipinos who have watched her powerful performances since the young age of eight when she joined Ang Bagong Kampeon. She was dubbed as the young Whitney, Mariah, Tina and Janet. This kid became a household name not only in the Philippines but to different nationalities who witnessed her powerhouse performances in the U.S.
She’s all grown up but her talent never faded. In fact, she is more equipped in showing the world the skills and experience of what it really takes to be a world-class entertainer. Most will always remember her as little Banig, but now introduced by her real name, Josephine Roberto. As a special treat, she will also unveil her latest music video for her upcoming single “He Wants To Get It.”(The FilAm L.A./ GMA)