Music observers think of world-class talent Alisah Bonaobra as one who has everything
an artist worthy of public recognition can offer: skill, experience, exposure, significant
support, and an interesting back story. As most of them can agree. She only needs that
one big hit to turn her into a household name.
Thus, Alisah has more than enough reason to be upbeat with her latest digital single
“Kahit Di Totoo.” For one, it is a song written by someone associated with scoring
surefire hits and legendary on his own merit: Vehnee Saturno.
The said song, produced by the singer’s ever-supportive talent managing group RJA
Productions, led by its no-nonsense head Rosabella Jao-Arribas, is set to be dropped in
digital stores July 9 (Friday).
“Para sa akin, love is sacrifice at ibig sabihin ay kaya mong tanggapin ‘yung ayaw mo
sa isang tao,” implied the hitmaker when discussing his new composition which
all lovestruck martyrs out there should find relatable.
Both Alisah and her USA-based-lady manager met with the country’s highly
acknowledged prolific songwriter prior to the pandemic. The fruition of this dream song
project proved again that not even a global health crisis can stop a beautiful
collaboration between a brilliant songwriter and an astounding voice from happening.
Alisah laid in her vocals for “Kahit Di Totoo” last May 31 at Wild
Grass Recording Studios in Quezon City with the tried-and-tested Dante Tañedo on the
mixing console and topnotch
Arnie Mendaros serving as the young singer’s vocal
coach. She's always comfortable working with people who trust each other. Her
previous release, " Pangako," was her much-awaited duet with labelmate and friend
For the new piece, the singer happily shared, “I feel very blessed po na I was given the
opportunity to interpret a composition by sir Vehnee. Malaking bagay po ito sa akin and
I can say na naipakita ko sa recording ng kantang ito ang aking soft side like never
before. Usually po I would use my head voice. But in this track nagamit ko po ng
Mahusay ang aking natural voice.”
Vehnee is a firm believer that it only takes one hit song for an artist to reach the status
one can only dream about. Well, he has the big names and great song titles to prove it:
Martin Nievera with “Be My Lady,” Ariel Rivera with “Sana Kahit Minsan,” Jessa
Zaragoza with “Bakit Pa?”, Jay R with " Bakit Pa Ba? " among many others. He has real
high hopes that Alisah's reputation as a “konteserang walang kaba” can lead her to
In relation to that, Alisah had already wowed even the world-renowned Simon Cowell
and the British audience at X-Factor UK and walked away first runner-up at The
Voice of the Philippines. Vehnee actually looks forward to hit songs to take the humble
talent's career to new heights. This new gem “Kahit Di Totoo” can likely be that
breakthrough hit Alisah and her Alisah Warriors have long deserved to enjoy.
Always keeping herself busy improving her lot, Alisah, whose close-knit family raised by
hardworking sidewalk vendor-parents now has a canteen within the Manila Doctors
Hospital, is currently facilitating the building of a home studio where she can further
enhance her perform-from-home online shows to reach more audiences. She has also
started writing songs herself as she plans to record a tune of her own sometime in the
future. But probably not until she gets to do more lined-up gems from iconic tunesmiths
like Mr. Saturno and Cecile Azarcon who penned one of her last year's strong releases,
Saturno, for his part, has vowed to help artists like Alisah who has an ever-rising
following just waiting for her to score that game-changing hit. With RJA Productions' all-
out backing and trust, it will only be a matter of time before Alisah’s ascent with a
signature hit is realized.
Written by: DJ Yuwie