Nita Negrita

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Nita Negrita
Genre Drama
Created by GMA Entertainment TV Group
Developed by Agnes Gagelonia-Uligan
Directed by Gil Tejeda Jr.
Starring Barbie Forteza
Joshua Dionisio
Lexi Fernandez
Theme music composer Agatha Obar
Opening theme "Hanggang Kailan" sung by Joanna Cosme
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino, Tagalog, English
No. of episodes 83
Executive producer(s) Wilma Galvante
Producer(s) GMA Entertainment TV Group
Location(s) Manila
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time 30–45 minutes (approx. 25 minutes w/o commercials)
Original channel GMA Network
Picture format 480i NTSC
Original release February 14, 2011 (2011-02-14) – June 10, 2011 (2011-06-10)
Related shows Luna Blanca

Nita Negrita is a Filipino drama series created by GMA Network. The show stars Barbie Forteza and Joshua Dionisio.[1] Nita Negrita's original premiere date was February 14, 2011 replacing Little Star on GMA Dramarama sa Hapon block. It premiered on GMA Pinoy TV on February 17, 2011, three days after its original premiere.[2] The show ended on June 10, 2011 and was replaced by Sinner or Saint.


The story revolves around a Filipino/black girl named Nita (Barbie Forteza). Her mother is Filipina and her father is black Filipino. At an early age, she was separated from her mother and was raised at an orphanage. With her complexion, she is always being teased and humiliated, and despite this, she still stands strong and manages to turn her dreams into reality.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main cast
Supporting cast


The series has be accused of stereotyping Filipinos with dark skin. The lead actress Barbie Forteza dons a blackface.[4] Her fair complexion is painted black to portray the role of an orphaned Filipino/African-American child. For the first episode, an infant is also painted black for several scenes which includes the birth scene of Nita Negrita. Critics also blasted the series for the poor make-up, Nita Negrita's skin color resembles that of charcoal, an obvious exaggeration of African-American skin color.[5]

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