Apr 20
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Pinoy Black Eyed Peas member’s story on MMK

Author: The Philippine Star

Did you know that Apl. de. Ap, one of the members of the platinum-selling hip-hop band Black Eyed Peas, is a Filipino named Allan Pineda Lindo, who called Angeles, Pampanga home until he was 14 years old? How did he make it from the streets of Angeles to worldwide stardom? Does he still keep in touch with his Filipino roots? These questions and more will be answered as Maalaala Mo Kaya dramatizes Apl. de. Ap’s inspiring success story tonight.

Young actor Jhong Hilario will take on this uniquely challenging lead role of Apl, supported by Sylvia Sanchez, Miguel Vera and Janus del Prado in an episode written by Bel Ilag and directed by Mae Cruz.

If you’re one of the millions who bought the Black Eyed Peas’ acclaimed hit album Elephunk, you must have been surprised to hear the Filipino song sample in The Apl Song. But that’s not surprising, as one of the founding members of Black Eyed Peas — whose hits also include Where is the Love, Hey Mama and Shut Up — is proudly Filipino: Apl. de. Ap, born Allan Pineda Lindo to a Filipino mother and a black American father he never even met. Tonight, Maalaala Mo Kaya follows his remarkable success as he emerged from his poor but loving family in Angeles, Pampanga, to make his name in the music world in Los Angeles, California. Which people helped him along the way? How did his friendship with fellow Black Eyed Peas founder Will. I. Am change his life? And how has success changed the way he looks at life now and the way he make his music?

In time for the Black Eyed Peas’ concert May 29, tune in to the truly inspiring life story of a talent all Filipinos should be proud of, as ABS-CBN’s Maalaala Mo Kaya features the life of Apl. de. Ap tonight right after ABS-CBN Primetime Bida.

Source: The Philippine Star