Media Release

Bigo Live celebrates Filipino talent and community spirit at awards night

Live streaming platform Bigo Live recently concluded its annual BIGO Philippines Awards Gala 2022, held in person for the first time since last year’s inaugural virtual edition.

The event was attended by more than 200 Bigo Live broadcasters, hosts, families, and partners, who came together to celebrate Bigo Live Philippines’ community of hosts and users.

BIGO Philippines Awards Gala marks a culminating point in Bigo Live Philippines’ calendar of events which has seen the rise of hosts, agencies, partners, and broadcasters, many of whom have become local celebrities. Hosted by actor-comedian Ian Red and actor-singer Nicole Cando, the event continued Bigo Live’s annual tradition of giving recognition to the people who have been pivotal in building the platform’s role in nurturing Filipino talent and community-building.

The event, which recognized the best of Bigo Live Philippines’ community through over twenty award categories, saw Kyla Arsenio winning Most Popular Star of the Night, James Daniel as the Most Loyal SVIP, Prime Agency (PH-PTA2) as the Agency of the Year, and Ikang Dela Fuente as the Most Popular New Host of the Year. The night also saw Jannine Cartagena win a record-breaking three awards including PK Guinness Record Breaker of the Year, GALA PK Star, and GALA Ranking Star.

BIGO Philippines Awards Gala also featured performances from some of Bigo Live Philippines’ talents including Mico Chua, Johann Celindro, Erika Gervacio, Emie Conjurado, and Nikki Enriquez. Event attendees were also treated to a special performance from Ann Raniel of Idol Philippines fame, who graced the stage to close BIGO Philippines Awards Gala.

The BIGO Philippines Awards Gala 2022 is part of an ongoing series of regional localized gala events organized by Bigo Live to recognize the best of the platform’s local talents and broadcasters. These events will culminate in the fourth annual BIGO Awards Gala 2022, which will be held at the Capitol Theatre in Singapore on Jan. 7, 2023, where some of Bigo Live’s broadcasters will fly into the island nation from all over the world for a night of celebration and diversity. Centered around the theme of “We Live Together,” the upcoming BIGO Awards Gala 2022 will honor Bigo Live’s global and regional broadcasters who have captivated their audience with creativity, and those who have transformed their communities by making the best use of live streaming in the past year.

Since its inception in 2016, Bigo Live has emerged as an international industry leader and a key contributor to the global creator economy with more than 400 million users across 150 countries worldwide. Throughout the past year, Bigo Live has been expanding its talent pool of broadcasters and content creators and expanding its localized premium content library with a focus on pan-entertainment offerings, social commerce, music, and gaming, via various cross-industry partnerships and a series of localized in-market activities globally.