MNL48 Gears Up For AKB48 Group Asia Festival 2019 In China

Camille Santos

Posted at August 21, 2019

Months after their first headlining concert last April, the Philippines' idol group MNL48 is gearing up for an international showcase on August 24.

The girls will be flying to Shanghai, China soon for the AKB48 Group Asia Festival 2019 alongside six other international sister groups: AKB48 from Japan, JKT48 from Indonesia, BNK48 from Thailand, AKB48 Team TP from Taiwan, SGO48 from Vietnam, and AKB48 Team SH from the host city.

Only 8 members will represent the country in the highly anticipated festival: Belle, Kay, Sheki, Abby, Brei, Coleen, Rans, and Sela. "The girls underwent a meticulous audition process to have a chance to perform in the upcoming Asia Festival and meet their sister groups and international fans," according to the MNL48 website.

In preparation for the big event, the girls told MYX that their work schedules have been packed with voice trainings, dance trainings, personality development, and more. "Umuuwi lang po kami para matulog tapos gising ulit, ligo, kain," said Sela in between laughs.

Still, the girls are not complaining especially if it means they can showcase the Philippines' rich culture in the global arena. Watch the full interview with VJ Dani below.

AKB48 Group Asia Festival 2019 is happening at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, China on August 24. Good luck, ladies!

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