Filipino-Chinese star DJ Loonyo entertains the world under lockdown with his viral dance challenges and covers on his Facebook page and Tiktok.
The China-based Filipino choreographer DJ Loonyo, whose real name is Rhemuel Lunio, took the social media by storm when he uploaded a dance cover of Justin Bieber’s Intentions. His latest challenge, Officially Missing You challenge uploaded on April 18, 2020, already has 2.7 million views.
His #frontlinerschallenge (fight song) that went viral, aims to boost the spirit or morale of our frontliners. The video already has 7.9 Million views on his Facebook.
Thank you for fighting. Thank you for sacrificing.
May God protect you all and keep you guys safe.
Godbless Philippines and to the
rest of the world 🌍
FIGHT, LOVE MORE AND RESTORE HUMANITY❤️,” the online sensation posted on his Facebook.
Netizens shared their reactions with the message of the song and choreography.
“Very heartfelt choreography! Salute to all of you guys! Bet this will really boost the spirit of our beloved frontliners. God bless!” said Mileth Constantino Dela Cruz.
“Ako lang ba napapaiyak sa song? It brought so much emotions for me and that’s what our frontliners experiencing as of now.. they just keep fighting and they have no choice, they just love to serve us to heal humanity with all their heart and soul. 🙏❤️
Thank you so much and all the love DJ Loonyo for staying awake to this whole crisis for always being there no matter what and giving true intentions of encouragement, love, peace and positivity,” posted Heart Ensenalia.
“Parati po kasi akong nagdarasal na kung saan ba ako ilalagay ni God na platform. So when I see that my page has a lot of followers already why not use it to make a dance challenge that can boost the morale and spirit of our frontliners. Ginagaya ng tao iyong dance challenge so why not use it? Ang sarap siguro tignan na makikita ng frontliners natin yung ganitong klase ng video. They will feel like they really matter,” Rhemuel said in his interview with GMA Network’s Jessica Soho on April 19.
DJ Loonyo recalled the time he received the offer to work in China as a chief dance instructor.
“Two years ago 2018, mayroon isang group of Zumba dancers audition day nila iyon but they need a workshop from me. So ‘yun nag-workshop ako sa kanila. May nakita akong isang babae na hindi ko naman kilala talaga. Pero ako I was just there to do a workshop like kung paano ako nagwoworkshop sa Philippine of course heart is there, and then this girl saw what I did. Right after the workshop she told me that ‘Welcome to China!’. The next month after naming mag-champion sa Croatia, Europe, a contract was given to my handler kukunin daw ako sa Chief Dance Instructor,” he shared.
DJ Loonyo, who was born and raised in Cagayan de Oro, currently works as a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a dance studio in China. He formed the Rock*well dance group that performs around the world. He was a former member of the Rockstar dance group.
DJ Loonyo has more than 5 thousand followers on his TikTok account and more than 3 million followers on Facebook. As of this writing, he already has 925,000 subscribers in his YouTube channel that debuted a couple of weeks ago.
DJ Loonyo says he started with jazz, and then was drawn to hip-hop and urban culture when he began pursuing his professional dancing career.
“I was trained by some of the best dance heads in the Philippines such as Kenjhons as well as Laurence Chua and Patrick Romero from the Philippine Allstars and Rockstars. Rock*Well was eventually formed when I started holding workshops,” DJ Loonyo told ABS-CBN Lifestyle.
“People come and go, but my family and God are constant. I’ve been through dark spots too, but at the end of the day, He always pulled me through. I owe a lot to Him. Even though a lot of people aren’t used to hearing stuff about faith, I make it a point to shout out how much He loves us all—especially now that more people are listening to me,” he adds.
Tiktok app is very popular with millennials and even the elderly nowadays. Even those who are not doing Tiktok before, are now joining the Tiktok mobile app because of the lockdown.
Cavite-based Lola Melvie Telmo shows how grandparents can join and enjoy the techy world of young people via the Tiktok mobile app.
The popular video-sharing platform TikTok donated USD 1 million to the Philippine General Hospital Medical Foundation Inc. (PGHMFI) intended to secure personal protective equipment (PPE) and other essentials for health workers in the frontline of the battle against COVID-19.
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