SB19’s Stell Ajero turns 28 this month and fans are celebrating big time!
SB19 has a wide fanbase, collectively known as A’TIN, who’ve been celebrating the Kings Of PPop’s recent comeback with their “PAGTATAG” era. This includes a world tour kicking off at the Araneta Coliseum later this month!
To top it off, A’TIN have another reason to celebrate: SB19’s Stell Ajero, choreographer and main vocalist, turns 28 this month!
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First-Ever ACEO Exhibit
On June 4, 2023, a group of A’TIN who call themselves Stell Verryfied—a play on “Stellberries” since Stell’s fandom house is a strawberry farm, put up an art cards and edition originals (ACEO) exhibit.
ACEO are small works of art, 2.5 x 3.5 inches, that are either one-off pieces or editions of some sort.
According to Stell Verryfied, this made SB19’s Stell the first-ever Filipino artist to have art trading cards.
Held in the Atrium of Ali Mall in Cubao, Quezon City, the exhibit featured dozens of artwork by A’TIN artists.
The group did this in partnership with online platform Art Show Philippines. They had gold chocolate coins to commemorate “Gento” and other treats for the first 50 visitors, and a raffle in the afternoon.
The art on display was also for sale, with the proceeds going to the charity Compassion Philippines as a gift for SB19 Stell’s birthday. There were also shirts, journals, and even a Stell-inspired perfume up for grabs.
A key highlight of the day for the organizers and A’TIN who visited the exhibit was the visit from Stell’s parents, Tito Jun and Tita Mylene Ajero.
Stellberries x MAHALIMA
According to Cecille, one of Stell Verryfied’s admins, their group has been supporting Stell since August of last year.
She says, “Our group was formed mainly because we wanted a fanbase that’s more active. We wanted Stell to be [more known], reach the casuals beyond our fandom.”
While none of the Stell Verryfied members have met Stell in person, he’s well-aware of their existence. And that’s fine by them. “Ang gusto namin is to give him the firsts…first ACEO exhibit, he’s the first artist in the Philippines [to have one].”
They also have an upcoming cupsleeve event and, for his birthday proper, plan to put up celebration billboards across the country.
As other SB19 members like Pablo and Ken/Felip began their own solo projects, Stell Verryfied and others from the farm are gearing up for Stell to release his own.
Cecille says, “One thing we’re very excited about is … they’re managing themselves. Yung mga possible na ‘di possible before, makukuha na nila. More importantly, we’re excited sa solo niya! Yung fanbase namin, yung Stell Verryfied, doon kami nakatutok. We support the group, we support him; we are preparing for [Stell’s] solo.”
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