Anika Moa Profile

Amanda Mills
9 Jun 2015

After bursting into the limelight in 2000 with a US album deal and an opaque song, ‘Youthful’, that hinted at experience beyond her years, Anika Moa captured hearts and minds with her crystal clear melodious voice, down-to-earth manner, whip-smart humour and knack for writing catchy, heartfelt pop songs.

Anika Moa has had an ambivalent relationship with stardom, turning her back on a US record deal to nurture a career as a singer-songwriter in Aotearoa, and producing music on her own terms. An intriguing career full of twists and turns that defined her artistic identity has followed.

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Anika Moa and Benny Tipene, 2014
The making of the album Anika Moa
Anika Moa interviews Ed Sheeran for 1 News
Anika Moa - Standing In This Fire
A late 2000s Anika Moa publicity shot
Anika Moa with manager Rodney Hewson with the award for Best Children's Album at the 2014 New Zealand Music Awards
Anika Moa - Songs for Bubbas 3 (2019)
A mid 2000s Warner Music publicity shot
Julia Deans performing with Anika Moa at the 2010 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards
Anika Moa - Songs for Bubbas 2 (2016)
Anika Moa - Running
Anika Moa's 2015 album Queen At The Table, designed by Barny Bewick at Iridium Design
In Swings The Tide, Anika Moa's 2007 album. This cover is for the late 2008 reissue of the album with a second disc of live recordings from Takapuna's Pumphouse. The Barny Bewick designed cover features a photograph by Matt Klitscher.
Homegrown profiles: Anika Moa (2005)
Julia Deans and Anika Moa performing Anika's Running Through The Fire at the 2010 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards
Anika Moa
Anika Moa at the 2008 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards
Anika Moa in a Warner Music publicity shot
In the media room, 2009 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards
A late 2000s Anika Moa publicity shot
Anika Moa - 1993
The publicity shot for Māori TV's 2012 Songs From The Inside, with Ruia Aperahama, Maisey Rika, Anika Moa and Warren Maxwell
Anika Moa playing the 2013 Winery Tour, Villa Maria Estate, Auckland
Paul McLaney and Anika Moa - Don't
Anika Moa at the 2010 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards with the award for Best Female Solo Artist
Anika Moa - Anika Moa
The debut album, Thinking Room, issued by Atlantic in 2001
The 2010 Love In Motion album, released via EMI
A Warner Music publicity shot taken for Real Groove magazine in 2001
Anika Moa as part of the T-Shirts To Help Breast Cancer campaign in 2008
Anika Moa - Buttercup
Anika Moa - Falling In Love Again (2002)
Anika Moa's Songs For Bubbas won the Best Children's Album award at the 2014 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards
Anika Moa in an early 2000s Atlantic publicity shot
Anika Moa, Boh Runga and Hollie Smith on ZB TV
Anika Moa - Youthful
Anika Moa - In the Morning
Anika Boh Hollie, the collaboration between Anika Moa, Boh Runga and Hollie Smith. They released an album, Peace of Mind, and toured in 2013.
Anika Moa
Anika Moa & Benny Tipene - Walking On The Moon
The cover of the Anika, Boh & Hollie album Peace Of Mind (2013)
Running Through The Fire (Storm) - at the VNZMA's 2010
An early 2000s publicity shot
The May 2015 Auckland show at The Powerstation supporting Anika's Queen At The Table album
Anika Moa, circa 2001
Anika Moa
Anika Moa in a shoot for the cover of her 2001 Atlantic album Thinking Room
Photo credit: Photo by Craig Owen
Anika Moa and P-Money photographed for the cover of the August/September Rip It Up
Labels:

Warner Music


EMI


Diamond & Kowhai ‎

Trivia:

Moa appeared in Season 2 of The Jaquie Brown Diaries, playing herself.