Filipina Songwriter Sha Supangan Gets Original Song Synced in ‘The Real Housewives’

Sha Supangan, in collaboration with ICMP alumnus Jordan Dobson, who now serves as a Sync Licensing Assistant at Ditto Music, achieved a significant milestone by contributing to ‘The Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip Season 3’, which made its debut in March 2023.

The backdrop of the show being in Asia prompted the production company to seek out authentic tracks by Asian artists that would seamlessly fit the series.

Within this endeavor, Sha joined forces with talents and industry experts from the ESEA (East and South East Asian) Music group. Working closely with Jacy Sim, a fellow artist and co-songwriter who graduated from Berklee College of Music, they had crossed paths a decade ago in Manila, they co-crafted a captivating track.

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Their creation, titled ‘K A B A’, a term translating to “kaba” encompassing palpitation, premonition, alarm, foreboding, and vibration, took center stage in the latest premiere of the ‘Real Housewives’ series.

Reflecting on the synchronization achievement, Sha expressed, “Reuniting with Jacy and collaboratively producing something so exquisite was incredibly fulfilling. The production prowess comes courtesy of award-winning producer and artist Nick Kingsley, known for his work on projects on Emmy-award winning shows, as well as Ru Pauls Drag Race, The Simpsons, and more.”

The song’s lyrics bear poignant sentiments, delving into Sha’s experiences in Manila, notably featuring an English chorus, with an impactful rap section contributed by Aidizzy, an artist from the Philippines whom she had encountered over two decades ago.

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Elated by the song’s inclusion in the show, Sha shared, “Our pride in this composition knows no bounds, and we are thrilled that it resonated with the series. Furthermore, we have another composition slated for synchronization in the show’s upcoming episodes.”

Sha went on to emphasize the significance of connecting with fellow creatives, saying, “Nurturing connections with your peers and communicating your identity, origins, and passions is immensely valuable, as you never can predict the potential intersections. It’s deeply gratifying to champion both my native language and our songwriting on an international platform.”

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