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Jakarta Post

Gita Gutawa: Enjoying a teen hood, a starlet life

  • Dian Kuswandini

    The Jakarta Post

JAKARTA   /   Sat, February 28 2009   /  09:27 am
(JP/Dian Kuswandini)(JP/Dian Kuswandini)

(JP/Dian Kuswandini) In the eyes of many, Gita Gutawa is sweet like cotton candy and warm like a kiss. But nobody knows how she looks like when dealing with some bitter and cold days of her starlet life. Going to 16, Gita is still working hard to convince people that her sudden popularity goes beyond her father’s name, Erwin Gutawa, a noted music composer and conductor.
“This is something I learned: nepotism wouldn’t work in the music industry,” Gita said. “Why? Because it depends on how people judge your quality. I may be the daughter of Erwin Gutawa, but people would leave me if I have no talent,” she added.
In fact, Gita says, she herself has never dreamed to be a popular singer.
“People never know that I came across to the recording company without any intervention from my father,” said Gita, who was born on Aug. 11,...