Angkas, the leading motorcycle taxi platform in the country, broke the internet with its hilarious music video #AngkasTaraNa!
The LSS-worthy music video conceptualized and produced by G5 Creative Concepts features Angkas driver and rapper Trix Maceres, hilarious street performers, and opens with a vignette of images that have watermarks on it. It accurately reflects the personality of Angkas that has made them a viral success on social media.
“We wanted to make a parody of rap videos but through the lens of a Filipino vs what you would usually see in the US. The best part is that the song was written by an Angkas biker,” George Royeca, CEO of G5 Creative Concepts said. “It’s amazing how we, Filipinos, have imbibed rap in our culture. Angkas showcasing one of their own versus a well-known artist was quite special. And I think the risk paid off.”
Aside from Trix, many of the individuals prominently featured in the video are Angkas drivers. On top of this, the pumping choreography in the video was also conceptualized by a member of the Angkas community. Proving that apart from being great drivers on the road, they are creative geniuses as well!
As of this writing, the video has already garnered 1.5 million views and more than 10,000 shares on Facebook alone. Underneath all the comedy, Angkas communicates a simple message, “[w]alang mintis. Garantisado. Maayos.” Assuring their loyal riders that they provide a safe and reliable transportation option for Filipino commuters.
With almost 500 thousand followers on Facebook and Twitter, Angkas has been able to capture the imagination of Filipino netizens with witty content and timely memes that capture the everyday experience of Filipinos and the perennial problem of traffic.
According to Angkas, this music video is just a taste of what they have in store for their loyal riders and fans on social media. So look out for some great content from Angkas this holiday season and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.