Just like the lyrics of the iconic Hotdog’s anthem “Manila,” Nickelodeon star Eduard Bañez walked the streets of San Francisco, took the rides in Disneyland, and with regards to dating girls from Sydney, this part of the song, just made him smile with cheeks turning red.
Bañez, who turned 31 on May 11, is a true embodiment of the good traits of a man born under the astrological sign of Taurus. As of the moment, he is extremely focused on continuing with his life and passions even if the pandemic is still around.
“Most of my plans were put on hold because of the pandemic,” Bañez says. “It definitely altered how we live, work, and play. It taught all of us to safeguard our health and that of the people dearest to us, and that we must do our share in helping people the best way we can, and not only financially but emotionally as well.”
Bañez believes that the pandemic made all of us appreciate relationships, especially with family and friends, more. Though most of our career plans and projects were halted, he subscribes to the idea that there is perfect timing for everything.
Bañez is coming home to Manila the soonest and he wants to be a news anchor again. Producing and making music videos are some of the things that he plans to do once he is back.
“Not just my songs, but the songs of others as well. I am aware of the current P-Pop music craze. I think SB19 and the other leading groups like BGYO, Bini, and others, are the millennial incarnations of what used to be called the Manila Sound. The field of Filipino pop now brims with so much talent and the potential.”
When asked what keeps his feet on the ground, Bañez said that he’s a dreamer “who works hard to make sure that they come true. Not only do I invest blood, sweat, and tears to realize them, but I also put a lot of love and passion into what I believe.”
How is it like when he is in love? He answers: “Just like a true Taurean, todo akong magmahal. I give my all. Hindi sa akin pwede yung pinipigil ang love and romance. I am generous to a fault. I am a loyal partner and lover.”
What Eduard promises: “When I am back in Manila, people can expect the best version of me, but not the impossible perfect kind of individual. My best version is a flawed yet honest man who believes in the innate goodness of people.”
Bañez is excited to explore and contribute to the world of Pinoy gag and other comedy shows. And ultimately give people more reasons to smile, laugh, and feel optimistic.