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|Single by Abra featuring Thyro and Jeriko Aguilar|
|from the album Abra|
|Released||September 30, 2012|
|Format||CD single, digital download|
|Genre||Pinoy hip hop, Pinoy pop|
|Label||Artifice, FlipMusic, Ivory|
|Producer(s)||Julius James "Bojam" de Belen|
|Abra singles chronology|
"Gayuma" ("Love Potion") is a song by Filipino rapper Abra featuring Thyro Alfaro and Jeriko Aguilar, son of Ka Freddie Aguilar. The song is about a man who is in love with his partner, but it turns out the partner is a gay, which the man realizes later on after being given an antidote.
The music video shows the man (Abra) and his transgender (bakla) "girlfriend" enjoying time together, despite friends and other people being against their relationship. Later on in the video, the man realizes that the person he loves is in fact a gay or "bakla", after his former girlfriend (played by Kat Alano) revealed that the gay had used a potion to make the man (Abra) attracted to him. He later meets a pretty girl in a bar, and the pair start dating. After the girl goes to lean on his shoulder, the gay (his former love interest) suddenly appears to be the one at his side. At the end of the video, it depicts fellow rapper Loonie as having watched the "movie" on DVD.
The music video was released on September 30, 2012 on YouTube. In its second week on YouTube, the video had already reached 2 million views, and by December 25, 2013, the video had reached 26 million views, the most viewed OPM music video of all time on YouTube. Aside from this, the music video became popular because of the cameo appearance of Janica Buhain as a coconut juice vendor. Hence, she became popularly known as "Buko Girl" throughout the Internet especially in social media sites. The song "Kakaibabe" by Donnalyn Bartolome mentions the song.
Awards and recognition
In November 2012, Abra performed the song live on Gandang Gabi Vice. On February 24, 2013, a duet with Zia Quizon singing parts of the chorus was performed live during the opening ceremony for the Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs finals night. He also performed this live at the Myx Music Awards 2013 with Quest, and on Eat Bulaga!, The Ryzza Mae Show, Party Pilipinas (with Julie Anne San Jose), Kris TV and Wowowillie.