Singer | Songwriter | Motivational Speaker
Acel Bisa Van Ommen, or more popularly known as ACEL, is a singer songwriter who carved a name for herself as the lead vocalist of Moonstar88 from 1999 to 2004. She is the voice behind the band’s hugely popular recordings: “Torete,” “Sulat” and “Pag-ibig Kong Ito”. She was also the former lead singer of the OPM band “Orphan Lily” in the 90’s. As a solo artist, Acel is popular for singing the English version of “One Love” from the Korean TV drama series “Spring Waltz.” Her music video raked in over a million YouTube hits and has released two self-produced solo albums entitled “Silver Lining” and “Hello to Heaven.” Acel recorded and produced numerous singles in collaboration with artists like Yeng Constantino, Sesa and Gish and was also nominated for Best Inspirational Recording for a song she herself produced. She released her first book in 2015 entitled, “Who Would Have Thought? Finding Identity, Love, and Purpose in Unexpected Moments”
Acel is a social entrepreneur, a church worship leader, co-founder and volunteer teacher of her women’s advocacy group, Right Start, a non-profit foundation set up to help toddlers from the urban poor.
The music video for her single “Panyo” recently premiered on MYX, the number one music channel in the Philippines.
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