Remember Bossa Nova Sitti? One Of The Regular On ASAP Sessionista. This Is Her Life Now.


Remember Bossa Nova Sitti? One Of The Regular On ASAP Sessionista. This Is Her Life Now. 

Sitti Navarro was born to lawyer Rolando Navarro and Lydia Baiddin, in Manila, Philippines. Sitti is of Samal and Tausūg descent. She identifies herself as being Jama Mapun (Sama Kagayan), one of the Sama-Bajau subgroups in Tawi-Tawi. 

She graduated from the University of the Philippines Diliman in April 2005 with a degree in Business Economics and was a dean's lister at said university. In high school, she was editor-in-chief of the school paper and graduated as valedictorian of her class.



In college, she was an active member of the AIESEC Local Committee where she was the Vice President for Outgoing Exchange from 2003 to 2004. She was also a member of the Organization of Business Economics Majors (OBEM) in UP Diliman.


Sitti has won two beauty pageant awards: the title of Miss Visayas 2001 in the Miss Travel Girl Pageant, and the first runner-up in the search for "Miss Silka" where she was also named Miss Friendship and Best in Swimwear.



Since the age of 16, Sitti has been performing gigs at the Hyatt Calesa Bar and others. Although it was her dream to be a TV host, she is now one of the Philippines' newest singers. 

In 2004, MTV Philippines started "MTV Supahstar: D' Super Search", where Sitti was one of the winners. She also appeared in the group's music videos, showcasing her talents. It led to her recording contract.


Her debut album, Café Bossa, was released in 2006.

In the third quarter of 2008, Sitti released her first Christmas album, Ngayong Pasko.

In the second quarter of 2009, Sitti released her third studio album entitled "Contagious".

On March 8, 2012, she released her fifth studio album, Sitti - Sessions.

In 2013, she participated in the Philippines' highly esteemed Elements National Music Camp, where she was mentored by the likes of Ryan Cayabyab, Joey Ayala and Gary Granada, among others.

On June 25, 2013, it was announced that she will be entering the second Philippine Popular Music Festival as an interpreter with Julianne Tarroja for the song called "Pansamantagal" written by Jungee Marcelo.

Sitti was also co-host of Pinoy Big Brother Season 2 on Studio 23, alongside Asia Agcaoili, ending with the victory of Beatriz Saw. She is currently the official endorser for Lush Group of Companies, specially for the brands Fruitas, Buko Ni Fruitas and The Mango Farm chains all over the Philippines.

She also ventured into acting in Judy Ann Santos' primetime teleserye, "Isabella", where she portrayed 'Tere', an aspiring lounge singer. Sitti was also featured in ABS-CBN's "Your Song" where her song "Ikaw Lamang" was the single for the episode she acted in with Sam Milby.

She also had a few hosting stints in Studio 23 such as Pinoy Dream Academy and Travel Time.

Sitti is currently a semi-regular on ABS-CBN's top-rating Sunday variety show, ASAP '09. She appears on a segment called ASAP Sessionistas together with MYMP, Aiza Seguerra, Nina, Richard Poon and Duncan Ramos.



Since tying the knot with fiancé Joey Ramirez last May at a beautiful garden wedding in Baguio City, Bossa Nova Queen Sitti Navarro — who will soon be celebrating her 10th year in the industry — has changed a lot, and we’re not just talking about her civil status.


In a press gathering to launch her latest album Sitti Singles: Bossa Nova Trio (the last album she recorded as a single woman), Sitti talked about her first few months of married life.


She and Joey — a businessman and triathlete — were matched up as blind dates by the cousin of Sitti’s bestfriend who goes biking with her regularly. She thought the two would make a good match, and they did. Since then, according to Sitti, she has noticed that everything in her life has taken on a deeper, richer tone and that includes her music. “Mas may kabuluhan, mas meaningful,” she said, becoming teary-eyed.




“I had no idea that being married could give one such happiness. This is a new chapter in my life looking how they will affect me as a singer and songwriter.”




Remember Bossa Nova Sitti? One Of The Regular On ASAP Sessionista. This Is Her Life Now. Remember Bossa Nova Sitti? One Of The Regular On ASAP Sessionista. This Is Her Life Now. Reviewed by Tunying on March 16, 2018 Rating: 5

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