What is MNL48?
MNL48 is an all-girl sing-and-dance group, aging 15-20 years old (average age of 16.69) with 48 members. MNL48 is divided into three teams, Team M, Team N, and Team L. The 48 members were ranked based on the votes they received at the annual General Election.
The group is the Filipino version and the newest sister-group of the highest-selling J-pop phenomenon, AKB48, which started in Japan in 2006 and now has franchise all over Asia, including BNK48 (Bangkok), JKT48 (Jakarta), and among others.
MNL48 has its own handshake events, theater performances, music recordings, online shows, TV guestings, mall tours and local international events.