For years now, Cebu has bring about abundance of world class singing
sensations with the likes of Pilita Corales, Dulce, Dessa, Vina Morales,
Verni Varga, Ana Fegi and Sheryn Regis. An addition to the roster of great
Cebu talents is Rochelle "Raki" Vega. Tagged as the "Ultimate Born Diva"
of which she won from a prestigious nationwide singing competition.
Her rise to stardom didn't happen overnight.Raki relates that she started
humming tunes at the age of two. "I would stand in front of the television
and mimic singers or performers I saw earlier and pretend it was my own
show for my family. I would use my mom’s comb or brush or even a
broomstick as a microphone and
everything was truly enjoyable for me." Raki then started joining church
choirs and amateur singing contests. She also became a music teacher.
To her, the biggest break came when she won "Born Diva". "It was a great
blessing for me because I was just this simple girl from Cebu who just
loved to sing and yet God deemed me that award."
After which, a lot of opportunities had opened. Raki had been busy doing
concerts, musicales/plays, singing theme songs for teleseryes and
endorsements here and abroad. She even had a concert with Ms. Pilita
Corales and Dulce. Raki said "Emerging as the Ultimate Born Diva, paved my
way to a lot of opportunities not only in career growth but more
importantly to be in the better position to touch people’s lives with my
music and prayer."
Raki just recently bagged the 22nd Philippine Awit Award's "Best
Performance by A New Female Recordig Artist" for the song Childhood (from
Love Life Album by Boy Abunda).
What's keeping her busy is the promotion of her first solo album
“Streisand Classics Performed by Raki Vega” which is already out in the
Raki Vega has proven that with real talent, respect for your roots and
faith in God can surely bring you places.
by: Kat Gonzaga
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