Francis M is also a variety show host of GMA.tv/story/2558/Francis-Ms-other-family" target="_self">Eat Bulaga , the longest-running afternoon program in the Philippines, as well as Student Canteen. He was also a judge in Philippine Idol and had guest stints in SOP and MTV Philippines.
But more than acting and hosting, Francis M—or Kiko, to friends—was known to be a seasoned rapper. He was one of the first who was able to move from crossover to mainstream. His widely acclaimed album was Yo!, which was released in 1990. It contained several Filipino songs “Mga Kababayan.” Majority of the themes of his songs are related to several issues the country is currently facing, such as peer pressure, patriotism, and drug addiction. He also brought the success of hip hop into the country. Today he doesn’t only write his own music, but he also produces some of his albums. He also tries to discover new talents.
Francis M is currently married to Pia Arroyo, where he has 8 children. One of them is Maxene Magalona, who is also into show business. His wife, moreover, was the first Filipino woman to record a rap song together with Kiko entitled “Loving You.” Besides hosting, music, and movies, Kiko is also busy with his clothing cline called FMCC. It’s a hit among Filipinos because of its patriotic theme. In his spare time, he loves to play video games or surf the Internet. (He has his own personal account in Multiply .) He also dabbles into art, especially photography. As a matter of fact, belong to a prestigious photographers’ club, and some of his pictures were already put in exhibits.
Surprisingly, Francis also loves to listen to jazz and lounge music. He also digs The Beatles and Frank Sinatra.
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