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Featured Ilonggo: Bronze P, Basta Ilongga Gwapa Singer

Bronze P

Featured Ilonggo: Bronze P, Basta Ilongga Gwapa Singer. “Basta Ilongga gwapa,” one of the most popular phrases describing unique Ilongga beauty, came from the song entitled ‘Ilongga Gwapa’. The phrase, from a simple song lyric, transformed into an empowering catchphrase that describes the allure of Ilongga beauty.

‘Ilongga Gwapa’ is a song by Clique This, a group founded by one of Iloilo’s most talented music producers, Mark Victor Zapanta, also known as Bronze P.

Bronze P is an independent Filipino reggaeton recording artist from Iloilo City. A known producer and music video director, Bronze P founded the independent record label, I Records, as well as the music group, Clique This.

Over the years, Bronze P has received several recognition and accolades. He was nominated for Best New Artist at the Philippine Hiphop Awards (Manila, 2010), and Best Male Artist at the Ilonggo Music Awards (Iloilo, 2010). His group, Clique This, was also nominated as Hip-hop Group of the Year, and his song ‘Ilongga Gwapa’ as Song of the Year at the Ilonggo Music Awards (Iloilo, 2010).

Some of the musical masterpieces he produced include ‘Paratoot by Riversyd, ‘Sa Imo Ko Nakita’ by R-Nic, ‘Ikaw Lang Guid Ya’ by Istilo Ilonggo, and ‘Gozo’ by Clique This. As a music video director, some of his works include ‘Kung Bal-an Mo Lang’ by Angelkym, ‘City of Love’ by Istilo Ilonggo, and ‘Sa Adlaw sang Paghigugma’ by Tara Lhim featuring Young Mc. He also directed music videos of Clique This: ‘Ilongga Gwapa’, ‘Ciudad sang Iloilo’, ‘Ms Moosie Kah’, ‘Ilonggo Reggaeton’, and ‘Bayle’.

Apart from this, Bronze P was also the artist behind popular brand jingles: Mang Inasal’s first company jingle with R Nic (Iloilo, 2006); Tukar sang Taglugar with R Nic, Mista Blaze, and R Dawn (Iloilo, 2010); Mandaue Foam company jingle (Mandaue Cebu, 2012); DTC Mobile Phone company jingle with R Dawn (Bacolod, 2014); Griller’s Oyster House company jingle with R Dawn (Iloilo, 2015), and BOS Herbal Capsule company jingle (Iloilo, 2015).

And just this January 2024, Bronze P released a new song entitled ‘Get Down’, a dancehall/reggaeton type of song that is now available on all platforms. As of date, Bronze P and his group, Clique This, are under the independent record label Victory Entertainment.

 

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