Francis Magalona was a prominent personality in the Philippines. He was recognized for his multifaceted talents as an actor, entrepreneur, vocalist, composer, rapper, and television presenter. He was also acknowledged for his significant contribution to the Pinoy hip-hop industry, in addition to his hosting duties on the noontime variety show Eat Bulaga! on MTV Asia and Channel V Philippines. The purpose of this article is to furnish additional details about his son, Nicolo Magalona.
Francis Magalona Bio
Magalona was born in the Philippines on October 4, 1964, into a family of esteemed actors, Pancho Magalona and Tita Duran. Between the years 1978 and 1981, he attended Don Bosco Technical College, located in Mandaluyong, the Philippines, his birthplace. Following his graduation from Don Bosco, he furthered his studies at San Beda College in Manila, ultimately obtaining his degree in 1984.
Francis Magalona Career Explored
Between 1984 and his passing in 2009, Magalona was actively engaged in the entertainment industry. In the 1980s, he began his career as a breakdancer and was featured in multiple Filipino films. Yo!, the first Filipino rap album to be released commercially, was his 1990 album. He portrayed the title character in the TV movie “Kamada” in 1997. The 16mm full-length feature was honoured with honours from both the Asian TV honours and The Philippines Broadcasting Television in the same year.
Magalona established Filipino Pictures Inc., a production firm, and Red Egg Records, his own record label, where he also held the position of resident director. He directed and produced music videos for various bands and solo artists, including Ely Buendia, through his production firm. He was appointed as one of the judges for the inaugural season of Philippine Idol, which was broadcast on ABC by Fremantle Media, the company that owns American Idol.
However, he, along with his fellow judges Ryan Cayabyab and Pilita Corrales, were released from their duties when the series was transferred to GMA Network in 2008 and renamed Pinoy Idol. In addition to his television work, he also conducted live events and presentations. Towards the end of his career, Magalona collaborated with Gloc 9, Pikaso, and Parokya ni Edgar, a Filipino rock group. He worked on an album with the working title The Sickos Project, which was eventually renamed as “In Love and War” and published posthumously, alongside Ely Buendia and other Filipino musicians shortly before his passing.
Francis Magalona Death: How Did He Die?
On August 8, 2008, Francis Magalona was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia at “The Medical City Ortigas” in Pasig. Since his diagnosis, he had multiple chemotherapy treatments, and he was anticipated to receive a peripheral blood stem cell and bone marrow transplant. Unfortunately, Magalona passed away from multiple organ failure on March 6, 2009. Even now, years after his passing, his influence is felt.
Who Is Francis Magalona Son?
Nicolo Magalona was the stepson of rapper, Francis Magalona. When Francis married Pia Arroyo in 1985, she had two children already, Unna and Nicolo. Additionally, the couple had six more children. Not much is known about Nicolo as he keeps a low profile. Any information about his life and career will be updated here.