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Know more about Juan Caoile, the composer of the viral song Marikit

The online community adores the song Marikit and many have memorized the lyrics and choreography but not everyone knows about Juan Caoile, the young man behind this viral song.

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📷: @juan_caoile IG

Based on the article from PEP, Juan wrote and sang the song with friend Kyle Capiles in 2019 without knowing that it will become a big hit. It became number 1 in Top Hits Philippines and Most-Streamed Daily on Spotify. Aside from this, the song also became one of the TikTok sensations and leads the hit lists on YouTube, Seezer, and iTunes.

Despite the success of this song, Juan remained grounded. He celebrated his 20th birthday by just buying fried chicken and spaghetti from a popular fast-food chain to enjoy with his siblings.

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📷: PEP

He shared that the girl that he aspires was his inspiration for the Marikit. “Girlfriend ko na po ngayon ang pinaka-inspiration ko sa pag-compose ng ‘Marikit,’ si Elyn Sebastian. Ang laki ng naitulong niya sa akin,” Juan said.

The singer-composer added that his girlfriend knew that the song was for her but and the remake was done because of the message.

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📷: PEP

“Dalawa po kami ni Kyle na composer. Hati po kami. Kapitbahay ko po siya, kaibigan, kaklase, katrabaho, kalaro sa basketball. Working student po kami,” Juan shared.

They are studying at the Unibersidad de Manila taking up Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Major in Marketing.

For Juan, their success did not affect his normal life as he still feels this way although there had been changes as more and more people have listen to their song.

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Grabsemplang. 😅

A post shared by Patrick DelaCruz Caoile (@juan_caoile) on

He is also thankful that their song gained success during the time of pandemic as it created inspiration to many people.

“Napakalaki po ng oportunidad na ibinigay sa amin kaya tinanggap namin nang buong-buo na makapagbigay rin kami ng inspirasyon sa ibang mga tao habang may pandemic. Blessing po talaga ito,” he said.

The fact that even celebrities love their song also boosted their confidence and he is very much ecstatic to have guested on Eat Bulaga twice.

Behind his success at a young age, Juan also suffered his fair share of heartaches. He shared that his mother died when he was eleven years old. “Nabaril po siya. Yung family po niya ang nag-asikaso sa kaso. Parang inareglo lang po,” the Marikit singer said.

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Too much inspired. ☝🏽🔥❤️

A post shared by Patrick DelaCruz Caoile (@juan_caoile) on

He basically grew up under the care of his grandmother, the mother of his 36-year-old father who is working as a clerk of perfume in a mall. ” Sixteen years old siya nang mag-asawa,” Juan said.

He also shared that he does not want to forget his roots. “Ayoko pong iwan ang Tondo. Kung saka-sakaling malaki ang kikitain at makakabili ako ng bahay, gusto ko sana dito pa rin sa Tondo. Kasi dito na po talaga ako lumaki, dito ko na natutunan yung mga tama at mali ko,” the composer of Marikit said.

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