• Returning and new Filipino ‘creators’ at 2nd YouTube fest

    Gab Valenciano

    Gab Valenciano

    Filipino rapper Abra and comedian Lloyd Cafe Cadena will take part once again in the exciting YouTube FanFest on May 27 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City. On its second edition, they will be joined by YouTube sensation Gab Valenciano, or popularly known as Mr. Super Selfie, as well as funny men Mikey Bustos and Bogart the Explorer who both have unique online identities.

    Mainstream rapper and flip-topper Abra already has 148,148 subscribers and 65,314,674 views in his YouTube channel aabraaTV, while Cadena, who is known for his hugot and relatable antics, has 349,836 subscribers and 42,752,185 views at LloydCafeCadena2.

    Talking of his experience at last year’s fanfest, Cadena said, “YTFF is the most awesome thing that ever happened to me; it gave me the opportunity to spend time with people who contributed a lot in my growth as a YouTuber: my beloved fans.”

    Mikey Bustos

    Mikey Bustos

    As for Valenciano, son of Gary V., his channel iamgabvalenciano enjoys 99,374 subscribers and 15,085,712 views. Bogart the Explorer at PaperbugTV enjoys 56,619 subscribers and 11,456,269 views. A Davaoeño , he is best known for his impersonation of the late Australian explorer and crocodile hunter, Steve Irwin.

    Not to be outdone is comedian Bustos with 282,601 subscribers and 60,508,060 views. His creations include funny parodies, comedy skits, original music and pop covers, vlogs, and random videos all about the Philippines.

    “I am honored to be part of YouTube Fan Fest Manila! It’s a great way for YouTubers and Filipino fans to come together and celebrate in a unique way, kinda like how green mango and bagoong come together to celebrate in the mouth!” enthused Bustos.



    Also invited to perform live for thousands of Filipino fans are international creators Alex Wassabi, Tiffany Alvord, Tyler Ward, AJ Rafael, Connor Franta, Wengie, Tanner Patrick, and The Filharmonic.

    Moreover, all will take part in an exciting variety show to showcase the skills that have made them stars on the platform.

    “The warm welcome of last year’s YouTube FanFest shows just how much the platform has grown in the past 11 years,” said Ryan Morales, country marketing manager of Google Philippines. “Today, anyone can become an Internet sensation if they have an idea and the passion. This year, we are returning with YouTube’s most gifted stars to celebrate their accomplishments and give their fans a good time.”

    To add excitement to the FanFest, YouTube will let fans experience what it feels like to be a creator for a day at a special YouTube Creator Fair. Themed booths will be set up to serve as studios for fans to create their own video content.

    Since YouTube’s inception in 2005, it has hosted talented performers from all over the world, allowing them to share their talents and connect with like-minded artists and fans. At the same time, Internet users were exposed to new ideas and perspectives that re-shaped pop culture.


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