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Nonoy Zuñiga
Birth nameZeno Zuñiga
Born (1954-05-04) May 4, 1954 (age 68)
OriginManila, Philippines
GenresOPM
Occupation(s)Singer, presenter, medical doctor
Instrument(s)Vocals, Guitar
Years active1971–present

Zeno "Nonoy" Zuñiga, popularly known as Nonoy Zuñiga, is a Filipino musician, television presenter and physician.

Career

Zuñiga's singing career spans more than 3 decades, as a folk singer from 1971 to 1975 and then as one of the lead singers of the Family Birth Control Band which performed in venues like Philippine Plaza, Holiday Inn and the Manila Hotel from 1975 to 1980. All his performances in the United States from 1983 to the present are well-acclaimed. He has also performed in various countries such as Australia, Japan, South Korea, China and New Zealand.

Besides his musical career, he hosted a public service TV program called Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko, and an informational program called MedTalk with Dr. Z on IBC 13.[1] He also heads EcoWise and NOW, two companies that deal with the preservation and conservation of the environment through proper waste disposal and the manufacture and marketing of organic products.[1]

Zuñiga was also one of the hosts of the ABS-CBN noontime variety game show Pilipinas Win Na Win.

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Personal life

Zuñiga is an amputee, having lost his right leg in a bombing incident during the Martial Law era while he was preparing for a concert.[2][3]

Discography

Studio albums

  • Ako Ay Ikaw Rin (1981)
  • Much More (1982)
  • Live For Love (1983)
  • Fragments Of Forever (1986)
  • Feelin' It All (1986)
  • Christmas With Nonoy (1987)
  • Nonoy Zuñiga (1989)
  • I Will Be There For You (1990)
  • Tinig Ng Langit (1994)
  • Pure and Golden Love Songs (1997)
  • The Duet Album (1998)
  • The Love Album (2005)

Singles

  • "Never Ever Say Goodbye" - 1981
  • "Doon Lang"
  • "Kumusta Ka"
  • "Araw Gabi" (also covered by Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Daryl Ong, Ice Seguerra & Noel Cabangon)
  • "Love Without Time"
  • "Live For Love"
  • "Fragmemts Of Forever"
  • "Init Sa Magdamag" (with Sharon Cuneta)
  • "Pero Atik Ra" (with Jolianne Salvado, 2018)[4]

Filmography

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1975–2001 Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko Himself (host)
2006 MedTalk with Dr. Z Himself (host)
2010 Pilipinas Win Na Win Himself (host)

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Who's That Girl Noy
1983 Init sa Magdamag Singer as Himself
1983 Never Ever Say Goodbye w/ Vilma Santos
1982 Kumusta Ka w/ Gina Alajar

Accolades

  • 1981 Best Pop Male Vocal Performance by a New Male Artist Aliw Award
  • 1981 Most Promising Entertainer Aliw Award
  • 1982 Entertainer Of The Year Aliw Award
  • 1982 Album Of The Year for the Album Ako Ay Ikaw Rin Aliw Award
  • 1982 Golden Record Award for the Album Ako Ay Ikaw Rin Aliw Award
  • 1982 Platinum Record Award for the Album Ako Ay Ikaw Rin Aliw Award
  • 1982 Record Of The Year for the Album Ako Ay Ikaw Rin Aliw Award
  • 1982 Best Male Vocal Performer Guillermo Mendoza Foundation
  • 1982 Mr. Popular Entertainer Of The Year Guillermo Mendoza Foundation
  • 1983 Ranked Top 6 Major Awards Cecil Award
  • 1991 Best Male Vocal Performer Awit Award
  • 1998 Most Outstanding Recording Artist Katha Award
  • 1999 Best Performance By A Duet Awit Award
  • 1999 Best Traditional Song Saan Ka Man Naroroon Awit Award
  • 1999 Best Pop Vocal Collaboration Katha Award
  • 2022 Dangal Ng Musikang Pilipino Award Winner Awit Award

Source: "Nonoy Zuñiga", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonoy_Zuñiga.

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References
  1. ^ a b Carballo, Bibsy (22 October 2006). "Nonoy Zuñiga: The Filipino voice". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  2. ^ Policarpio, Allan. "Nonoy Zuñiga remembers tragedy with a smile". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  3. ^ Lo, Ricky (10 March 2016). "Nonoy can still 'break a leg'". Philippine Star. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  4. ^ "PERO ATIK RA The Duet (Nonoy Zuniga & Jolianne Salvado)". YouTube. 19 April 2018.
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