Derek Lim with MP5ive Print
Saturday, 23 November 2013 00:00

There’s a new boy band in Manila making a strong storm in the music industry – MP5ive of GMA Talent Agency. And one of its members is young good looking and talented Zamboangueno Derek Lim. He is the son of ace photographer Rikki Lim and businesswoman Ann Lim of our city.

Derek made an impact when he became one of the top finalists of Eat Bulaga’s Mr. Pogi 2012. He was chosen to be a member of MP5ive after a thorough search and selection among  hundreds of equally or if not better-looking young boys in Metro Manila. Derek, I learned made an impact with his singing talent and groovy dancing move.

And I don’t wonder why as he is very “bibo” since he was a child. Derek was a come-on of the defunct local TV entertainment show of his Mom Ann a decade ago. He may be shy in person but he is alive and alert in front of television.

In between malls and road shows of MP5ive, Derek is taking a course in communication in one of the top universities in Manila. He also played a role in the top afternoon teen-ager show of GMA – the Cielo de Angelina and Maynila. MP5ive has been guests of  several TV shows of GMA and is performing in gig bars.

The other members of MP5ive are   Franz Alkeem Baldover of Valenzuela City, Bonz Adre Military of  Davao City, and Jaylord Casino of Cagayan de Oro City. The band’s song carrier is Pero by Larry Hermoso.