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Anika Moa

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Anika Rose Moa is a clever and charismatic singer songwriter from New Zealand/Aotearoa. She began writing pop songs at the tender age of 13 and is now an established singer, writer and mother of three.

Back in 1999 Anika was spotted by Atlantic Records and became the youngest Kiwi artist to be signed to a major American record company. She was catapulted from Hornby, Christchurch to the bright lights of New York at just 18. With the help of her New Zealand label Warner Music she recorded her debut album ‘Thinking Room’ with Australian producer Victor Van Vugt (Nick Cave, PJ Harvey) in the big apple. Back in New Zealand the album ricochet to number one and her stellar career began.

Anika was living the dream, but terribly homesick. She knew her heart was Aotearoa’s so she returned to focus on her burgeoning success here.

She has released five albums thus far and continues to evolve as a writer, artist and performer. She is recognised as an accomplished songwriter and her ambition is just to get better and better at writing. She recently released her new album, ‘Queen At the Table’, earlier in the year. Throughout her career she has picked up many awards due to her musical talent, including: Winner of Best Children’s Album award – 2014 New Zealand Music Awards, Winner Best Female Solo artist award – 2008 New Zealand Music Awards for her album ‘Love In Motion’, Winner Best Female Vocalist award – 2002 New Zealand Music Awards.