Ladi6 Profile

aka Karoline Tamati, LadiSix, Lady6, Ladi
Bridie Chetwin-Kelly
1 Nov 2018

Born and raised in Christchurch and of Samoan descent, Karoline Tamati dropped out of high school and never finished jazz school. Twenty years into her career as Ladi6 she has not only forged herself a genre but paved the way for other artists.

In 1999 at the age of 16 Ladi6 made her first foray into the entertainment industry, forming a musical group called Sheelahroc with her cousin Tyra Hammond and Sarah Tamaira. Their single ‘If I Gave U Th’ Mic’ won most new promising act at the 2001 bNet NZ Music Awards, organised by the New Zealand student radio network.

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Parks and Ladi6.
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50Hz featuring Ladi6 - Seek No More (2002)
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Ladi6.
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Ladi6, 2018.
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Ladi6 and Parks
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Ladi6.
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Ladi6 - Beffy (2016)
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Sheelahroc at the 2001 Aotearoa Hip Hop Summit, Auckland.
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Ladi6, 2018. 
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Ladi6 - Return To Africa, directed by Oscar Kightley (2014)
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Ladi6 - Diagonals (2018)
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Ladi6 - Diamonds (2013)
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Ladi6.
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Ladi6 - Hold Tight (2014)
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Ladi6 at the mic.
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Ladi6, 2018.
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Ladi6 - Like Water (2011)
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Sheelahroc - Cry TV Christmas Special, CTV, 2000
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A Ladi6 selfie on the European tour with Fat Freddy's Drop, 2018. 
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Ladi6 onstage in Europe, 2018.
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Ladi6 - Guru (2017)
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The poster for Ladi6's Outta Time tour, 2018
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Auckland Hip-Hop Summit, Auckland Town Hall, 2002 - P-Money, DJ Shan, Ladi-6, Scribe, Callum August, Koma
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Ladi6 - Walk Right Up (2007, directed by Oscar Kightley)
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Ladi6 at Nixon Park, Kingsland, on 18 February 2012
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Sheelahroc - If I Gave U Th' Mic (2016, live at the Vodafone Pacific Music Awards)
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Over Labour Weekend 2017, Ladi6 presented Alpha Sessions III at Leigh Sawmill with JessB, Silva MC, and Bailey Wiley.
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A formidable team for the Outta Time tour, 2018. From left, Ladi6, Bailey Wiley, Silva MC, JessB. 
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Outta Time tour, 2018. From left: Silva MC, Ladi6, JessB, Bailey Wiley. 
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Ladi6 at Grey Lynn Bowling Club.
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Fat Freddy's Drop feat Ladi6 and P-Diggs - Roady (2005)
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Ladi6 - beffy (Scribe Remix, 2016)
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Ladi6 - Outta Time (2018)
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RNZ: Ladi6 wins Best Soul/R&B Artist, NZ Music Awards 2017
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