October 11, 2020
Long term view brings musical rewards
Troy Kingi’s 10-year career plan continues to pay dividends, with the Northland-based singer-songwriter picking up a slew of awards at the 13th annual National Waiata Māori Music Awards event.
As well as the best male solo artist title, he won the best video for Ethiopia and the best roots reggae tohu for Holy Colony Burning Acres.
His strategy of putting out an album in a different genre every year means there are still plenty of awards to win.
The best female solo artist title went to Ria Hall, who dedicated the win to all the young wāhine Māori coming through the ranks.
Kora brothers’ side project L.A.B. won four awards including best group, best single for In The Air, best pop album for L.A.B. III, and best Māori songwriter.
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