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MOJOFLY offers a more radio-friendly, pop-leaning alternative to the other Filipino rock bands of today.
Formed in '99 by bassist Ricci Gurango after his departure from Hungry Young Poets, MOJOFLY reeled in mainstream and alternative crowds alike with the debut album Birth Day (1999) and sophomore offering A Million Stories (2002), both released under Sony Music Philippines. Then-lead singer Kitchie Nadal helped propel singles such as Another Day and Scooter Boy to national recognition. But in May 2003, Nadal left the group to embark on a solo career.
Undeterred, MOJOFLY didnât skip a beat and introduced Lougee Basabas as the bandâs new frontwoman in only a matter of days. By yearâs end the group joined the âindieâ bandwagon with their self-titled EP, sold-out despite being available only in gigs. Thanks to the comeback hit Mata and the revived, revv-ed up Lougee-version of Minamalas, MOJOFLY (EP) clearly defined the ambitious sound of the "new MOJOFLY".