Will Nina do a Sharon Cuneta and transfer from ABS-CBN to TV5?
Rumors that Nina will transfer to the Kapatid network started to surface when she left ABS-CBN’s “ASAP Rocks” last May. Talks about conflicts with other artists cropped up.
What’s the reason behind her withdrawal from the ABS-CBN show?
“Umalis po ako sa ASAP dahil nagprepare po talaga ako sa album (“Stay Alive” under Universal Records). At nasasabay sa mga out of town and out of the country na shows,” Nina said at a press conference yesterday in White House restaurant in Quezon City.
Nina adds that she’s open to switch networks. For her the important thing is she will have work.
“Depende sa mga mapapag-uusapan ng mga managers eh. Sa akin, basta mabigyan ako ng trabaho, why not. Sa akin, wala naman dapat rivalry, kung Kapamilya, Kapuso or Kapatid,” Nina adds.
For now, Nina wants to focus on promoting her new album.
“Pinag-uusapan pero no definite answer for that yet. On the works po. Pinag-uusapan pa po kung ano yung ibibigay nila,” she said.
Not getting married yet
Nina, who is in a four-year relationship with her non-showbiz boyfriend, said they are very much in love but have no plans of getting married yet. Nina adds that she’s in no hurry to get married even if her contemporaries Kyla and Juris have recently tied the knot.
“Ang lovelife ko po ay very lovely. Pero for now, wala pa pong plans. Pareho pa po kaming hindi ready. Siguro po pag nagawa na naming yung mga gusto naming gawin. Hindi porke’t lahat nagpapakasal na, kami basta pag okay na kami, ayun,” Nina explains.
Nina, who was once in a relationship with Nyoy Violante, revealed that she learned many lessons about love and having a relationship. She says that it’s very important to love yourself and not involve money in a relationship.
“Number one talaga, huwag i-involve yung pera kung hindi pa kayo mag-asawa. Hindi kami (her current boyfriend) nag-uusap na mag-invest sa mga bagay kase hindi pa naman kami mag-asawa,” Nina says.
“Have time for yourself, siyempre may career rin ako. Ngayon I devote more time for myself, at naiintindihan rin nya. Kelangan may sarili kang activity for yourself,” she goes on.
Is it better to have a relationship with a non-showbiz guy?
“Yes, kasi walang competition. May sarili siyang buhay, ako rin. So at the end of the day, iba at bago yung mapaguusapan namin,” Nina replies.
She learned not to sacrifice everything for the sake of a relationship. Nina also feels good that she has matured.
“Masarap lang, in a way na nagmamature ka. Confident ka with what you look like, how you are inside and out,” Nina says.
“Stay Alive,” Nina’s comeback in the recording scene, is a mixture of pop, club and R&B songs. The upbeat carrier single “Dance” shows Nina’s new image, especially in the music video.
“Kasi parang yung iba sinasabi na wala na (ako), pero hindi nila alam na gumagawa lang ako ng album. So I’m here to say that I’m still here and staying alive,” she explains the title of the album.
She adds that “Stay Alive” shows a different side of her.
“Yung side po na yun ang hindi masyadong alam ng mga tao. So for this album, ilalabas ko yung dancer side ko rin. I love to dance,” Nina relates.
Other upbeat songs in the album are “I Came to Dance,” “Only With You” and “Laging Ikaw.” Nina co-wrote “You Should Know” with Keith Martin.
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