Anika Moa Biography
Anika Moa (Anika Rose Moa) is a New Zealand musician and media personality born on 21st May 1980 in Auckland, New Zealand. She grew up in Christchurch. She is of Ngāpuhi, Te Aupōuri and European descent. In March 2018 she debuted her a new interview show, ‘Anika Moa Unleashed’, available online through TVNZ OnDemand.
Anika Moa Album
Anika Moa signed a record deal with Warner Music in New Zealand and Atlantic Records in New York, where she recorded her first album Thinking Room in 2001 at the age of 21. The album reached the top of the New Zealand Singles Chart and yielded four hit singles. Moa’s music won the attention of record company executives after they heard a song she had sung at the ‘Smokefree Rockquest’ while still a teenager.
After the release of her first album she grew homesick during her time in the United States, and became increasingly uncomfortable with the imagery used to promote her. In 2002 she returned to base herself in New Zealand.
On 1st August 2005 she released her second album, Stollen Hill, describing the album as “more sparse” and true to herself, compared to her first. The album was certified gold. She toured New Zealand in
October of that year.
In which went platinum and won a number of rave reviews. For the first time she was credited with producing the album alone. In 2009 The New Zealand Herald named Moa as one of the “Top 10 Kiwi music successes of the past 10 years”.
In March 2010 she released her third studio album, Love in Motion, which peaked at number four on the New Zealand Albums Chart. She embarked on a nationwide tour from 21 October 2010 to 4 December to
promote the album. In November 2013 she released a children’s album, Songs for Bubbas.
All Talk with Anika Moa (2016 – 2017)
Anika Moa debuted her interview talk show ‘All Talk with Anika Moa’ in September 2016 on Maori Television. The show is filmed in front of a small studio audience, and has featured appearances from a number of New Zealand celebrities including actor Temuera Morrison and musician Stan Walker. There were two series developed, each consisting of 10 episodes, as well as a special episode highlighting moments from the series. The final episode of series two aired in July 2017.
Anika Moa Unleashed
In March 2018, Anika Moa debuted a new interview show, Anika Moa Unleashed, available online through TVNZ OnDemand. The show features Moa visiting the homes of notable New Zealand celebrities, public figures, and personalities. She has reportedly signed to develop twelve episodes.
Anika Moa Seven Sharp
In April 2018, Anika Moa had a stint as a television presenter for the current affairs programme Seven Sharp, filling in for Jeremy Wells. She co-hosted alongside Hilary Barry for several episodes. Her final broadcast was on the 20th of April.
Anika Moa Partner
In 2007 Anika Moa came out as openly lesbian and entered into a civil union with Australian burlesque dancer Azaria Universe (Angela Fyfe) in February 2010. Fyfe became pregnant with twins in 2011. In February 2013 separated and have joint custody of their twins.
Anika Moa married her partner Natasha Utting, former Campbell Live reporter, in February 2017. They met in 2013 through a mutual friends at a Beyoncé. They have a son Sorean Huia Utting-Moa born in 2014.
The path to true love didn’t run smoothly. They had a couple of fun dates, but while Natasha was“instantly smitten”, newly single Anika wasn’t ready to settle down.
“I was dating lots of women,I was hurting. I was trying to heal by sowing my wild oats,” says Anika.
When Anika moved from Auckland back to her hometown of Christchurch, the pair were hundreds of kilometres away. But although physically further apart, they grew closer over the phone, with Natasha confiding in Anika about her fast-fading dreams of motherhood.
“The doctors said my fertility results were that of a 41-year-old, so they said, ‘You’ve got one year left.’ I thought, ‘Well, I’m going to have to do it by myself.’ It was scary, but fortune favours the brave.
If you don’t take a risk, you’ll never know how incredible things might be.” Says Natasha.
It was also during the early stages of her pregnancy that she and Anika finally became a couple. “Natasha wooed me with her witty words over texts and emails,” smiles Anika. “It was a slow-burner, like my best albums.”
Anika Moa Twins/ Anika Moa Children
Moa has three children; twin sons, Taane Diamond Moa-Fyfe and Barry Kowhai Moa-Fyfe with her former partner Angela Fyfe and another son Soren Huia Utting-Moa with her current partner Natasha Utting.
Anika Moa Net worth
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Anika Moa Songs
- Dreams in My Head
- Colours Are Beautiful
- Oma Rapeti
- Falling in Love Again
- Tahi, Rua, Toru, Wha
- Chop Chop Hiyaaa!
- The Nigh Nighs Song
- My Old Man
- Animals In My Room
- The Adventures of Barry & Taane!
- Running Through The Fire
- Good in My Head
- Standing in This Fire
- Taniwha, Taniwha
- Blame It On The Rain
- Wise Man Say
- If I Had a Little Girl
- A Haka Ma
- My Nana’s Farm
- You Are My Sunshine
- KO Wai Tou Ingoa
- Love Me Again
- In the Morning
- The Witch of Maketu
- Little Bird 2
- Our Dream
- Little Bird
- E Te Ariki
- Go To Sleep
- You Make The Whole World Smile
- Flying On The Wings
Anika Moa Family/ Anika Moa Mother/ Anika Moa Father
In October 2007 her father scummed to cancer, in her album, In Swings The Tide, she had three songs about her father.She had greived her father – his battle with cancer was a long one. But the situation felt a little tougher because there was a song about him on the record – a song she couldn’t just ignore as she did the things artists do to make people buy their music. She calls My Old Man “the diamond” that ended up defining the album and their relationship.
“My dad was homeless and he was a bit of a vagabond. I saw him more as a really cool homeless person that I knew, not as a father-figure.Even though I wrote this very painful, raw, emotional song about him, I called him my old man – I never called him dad, ever.”
Moa calls her mum her “mum-dad” and more than anything, it is her she hopes is proud of what she has achieved. Her father was the one she saw on holidays, the one who she talked music with. That was their common ground.
“We loved music so much and we used to sing together all the time. That’s all we did, we had guitars, amps and singing. He was wild, but he was a really good songwriter, one of the best I’ve known. It’s in the blood.”
Anika Moa Instagram
Finally, I have a teeny tiny bit of strength to tell you my story. It's been a horrific week for me. I went to bed on Sunday night and woke with a sharp pain which turned into full on ear ache which then turned into severe pain. Then, my ear ruptured and now I can only hear 25% good.the hearing eventually comes back say the professionals but It takes ages for the infection to go and luckily for me I was already in the country at my best friends house so rest and recovery is needed. For a singer, well, to not hear is a fucked thing to go through in general but for me it's a career ender. I'd be stuck to paperwork and clearing the dishes or maybe I could write my novel? Lol My wife and best friend were angels and really were there for me. Makes me teary thinking about it. Anyhoodle, just thought I'd let you know this is what's happening and what I've been doing. FML lol it sure does make you eat that fucking humble pie.