Tastemaker: Anthony ‘Makavely’ Noche

Hiphop Artist & Community Champion

Photo by: Ace Reyes


Through his dream of seeing a united Filipino hiphop scene overseas, Anthony ‘Makavely’ Noche, has taken the initiative to host, mentor and produce for Dubai-based independent Filipino rappers.

Telling the stories of Overseas Filipinos has always been the driving force behind Makavely’s work.  A constant fixture within Dubai’s Filipino underground hip hop scene through the years, he has been producing songs that throw a spotlight on the community, send out timely messages, and speak of personal journeys and being able to triumph against adversities in life. Because of the constant support he has been extending to fellow artists, he has become a go to figure and community leader.  In 2019, he has even co-organized one of the biggest Filipino hip hop community gatherings ‘Back2dastreets’, a collective event that saw rappers, basketball enthusiasts, car tuners and skaters from across the UAE converge to celebrate the culture.


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