Camille Santos

Posted at February 10, 2018

IT'S NOT EVERYDAY that you're given the opportunity to get to know the newest MYX VJ Inigo Pascual! But if there's one thing I learned about the guy in just a short period of time, it's this: He's not just here to create good music, but to take the Philippine music industry to the global market.

Despite living in the U.S. for most of his life, the 20-year-old star is all about Pinoy pride. Often during our conversation, he would mention the beauty of our native tongue — he dreams of the day that local artists will be recognized in the international stage for a song in Filipino. "We tend to change ourselves for people to appreciate us rather than us sticking to what we have and then people liking us," he pointed out.

Last year, Inigo's debut single "Dahil Sa'yo" became the first OPM song to reach the Top 10 of Spotify Philippines. It also ruled the local Billboard chart for several weeks. He confides, "Gusto kong gawin is to get this whole generation, this whole group of people that are young and passionate about what they're doing and really just work together. That's the only thing that we can do. If we compete with each other in the Philippines, we're not gonna go anywhere as a country, as a culture."

More than anything else, he wants to peel off all the layers the showbiz industry has meticulously packaged him in. Lucky for him, Star Music allowed him to share his own compositions in his self-titled debut album. "When you're singing, your audience loves you for your originality, for who you are as a performer especially when you write your own songs," he shared. "It's something that kinda shows the audience who you are as a person, who you are as an artist."

This authenticity makes Inigo the perfect candidate to be a MYX VJ. Plus the fact that his eyes light up whenever the conversation shifts to matters related to music.

"I love to be candid and fun, play games, and also talk about music which is basically my life. So it was very perfect, you know. It came at the right time. Also, sobra akong excited, pero syempre nandun pa din yung pressure na I never tried anything like this. I started as an actor and then a singer, and now I'm hosting. So iba siya, pero ako sobra ko siyang nae-enjoy so far," said VJ Inigo about joining the #1 music channel which was a dream come true.

As he fulfills his childhood dreams of becoming a chart-topping artist and the newest MYX VJ, Inigo is truly an inspiration to the Filipino youth. This man on a mission is proof that nothing is unimaginable and out of reach.

Catch VJ Inigo on the MIT20 every Saturday at 6pm and the MYX Daily Top 10 Pinoy Edition every Thurday. You can also watch him on My MYX, Pinoy MYX, Pop MYX and MYX Versions! Send your messages here!

Are you excited to see MYX VJ Inigo Pascual take over your television screens? Tell us in the comments!

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