Maisey Rika

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Birthday
10, 1983
Birthplace
New Zealand
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
10, 1983 (age 36)
Birthplace
New Zealand

About

Award-winning musician known for her eclectic mix of folk, acoustic, soul, and easy listening.

Before Fame

Her breakthrough album, "E Hine," consisted of Maori traditional songs and achieved double platinum status. The album also won the prize for Best Maori Language Album at the New Zealand Music Awards.

Trivia

She performed at the Giant Rugby Ball in Tokyo, Japan in October 2009, an event designed to promote the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

Family Life

She was of Ngati Awa, Te Arawa, Tuhoe, and Te Whānau-ā-Apanui ancestry. Her mother, Rebecca "Honey" Rika, was a singer who greatly encouraged her daughter's talents at an early age.

Associated With

She has been compared to Sade, India Arie, and Tracy Chapman.