Singer-songwriter Nica del Rosario, Flip Music head writer and the artist behind Popstar Royalty Sarah Geronimo‘s hit song Tala, was tapped to compose a song for presidential candidate Vice President Leni Robredo last year. Her song Kay Leni Tayo has since been a staple during campaign rallies. It has also been used in viral videos and social media materials campaigning for the lone female presidential aspirant.
The song which has been translated to different dialects was performed live yesterday at the grand rally held in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental by no less than Nica, Flip Music CEO Jeli Mateo, and theater actress Justine Peña. The three gave an all-out performance before a wildly energetic audience.
Salamat, Bacolod!! Grabe kayo 💕✨ pic.twitter.com/yDRKl3lSzS— Nica del Rosario (@nicadelrosario) March 11, 2022
Check out the campaign jingle Kay Leni Tayo in Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Ilocano:
Nica and the team had the opportunity to meet the Vice President for the first time and they turned to Twitter to express their joy and fangirling.
In a tweet, Nica also addressed the numerous messages she has been getting where people are asking for permission to use Kay Leni Tayo and her new composition for the VP titled Rosas. She announced, “Ang dami naming natatanggap na messages na humihingi ng permiso na gamitin ang KLT at Rosas para sa kanilang mga videos. Iba talaga ang ehemplo ni Ma’am dahil di nila ginagamit basta-basta. FREE TO USE po sila parehas basta’t di po for commercial purposes.”
“Ikaw si Nica? Ang bata mo pa pala!”— Nica del Rosario (@nicadelrosario) March 11, 2022
WHAT IF, UMIYAK NA PO AKO 😫😫😫😫😫😫 pic.twitter.com/ahk65DsjUc
In case you missed it, here’s the new song Rosas: