Veteran star maker Johnny Manahan, more popularly known as Mr. M, has officially joined the Kapuso network.
In a Facebook post on Monday, GMA Network first released a teaser poster about the transfer of “a pillar in the entertainment industry”.
On Tuesday, GMA-7 welcomed the former head and founder of ABS-CBN’s Star Magic, announcing that he signed a contract with GMA Artist Center, the talent management arm of GMA Network, as a consultant.
“This is like a homecoming of sorts and I’m very proud,” Mr. M was quoted as saying in a GMA report.
Mr. M said that he’s also “no stranger” to the Kapuso network since he started his showbiz career as a singer on GMA’s children show Uncle Bob’s in the 1970s.
Formerly the head of Kapamilya network’s talent management arm Star Magic, Mr. M aims to “develop a new breed of GMA artists” and learn from existing Kapuso artists.
“Kung ano pa ‘yung kulang sa kanila, we hope to develop that and give them a brighter shine,” he said.
Mr. M listed Alden Richards, Dingdong Dantes, Marian Rivera and Heart Evangelista as the Kapuso artists he wants to work with.
Meanwhile, Kapuso stars such as Gabbi Garcia, Khalil Ramos, Rocco Nacino, Iya Villania and Kyline Alcantara, were happy to welcome the newest Kapuso.