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Kula Kei Uluivuya

2019-07-28 09:15:03
Kula Kei Uluivuya
Also known asK.K.U
OriginTaveuni, Fiji
GenresPop, Reggae
Years active2013–present

Kula Kei Uluivuya is a Fijian [1] music band based in Fiji. Viliame Cokanauto [2] is the lead singer for the Band. Kula Kei Uluivuya is derived from the traditional bird of the Vuya people in the province of Bua, thus Kula Kei Uluivuya in English means the Kula bird of Uluivuya. Uluivuya being the tall hill overlooking Vuya, Navave, Nabouwalu and all the other nearby villagers.

Viliame Cokanauto the founder and also band frontman started Kula Kei Uluivuya when he was 19 years old with his uncle Ifereimi Draunimasi, and Tu Jo a close family friend from Wailea in Vatuwaqa. Initially they did birthday gigs, through sigidrigi.

Months later, Kula Kei Uluivuya was introduced to the University of the South Pacific through a talent show where Viliame called in Luke Rogocake and Steven Wormack to join him under the K.K.U label. Soon after this show Kula Kei Uluivuya recorded a full album that hit Fiji like wildfire with the help of their smash hit TAGIMOUCIA.

It is safe to say that their first album produced by Solomon Islands Musical Artist and Producer Young Davie was a success as Tagimoucia had Viliame Cokanauto, their Lead Singer/Songwriter awarded the Best New Artist Award and Most Popular Song award at the Inaugural FPRA MUSIC AWARDS, which was also said to be Fiji's biggest night in Music.

To date, Kula Kei Uluivuya or K.K.U is still up and running under the representation of Viliame Cokanauto and K.K.U performs live at the end of every month at the Uprising Beach Resort.

Contents

  • 1 Awards and nominations
    • 1.1 Fiji Performing Rights Association Music Awards
  • 2 Discography
    • 2.1 Album
    • 2.2 Single
  • 3 See also
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Awards and nominations

Fiji Performing Rights Association Music Awards

Year Recipient Category Result
2014 Tagimoucia Most Popular Song[3] Won
2014 Best New Artist Won
2014 Tagimoucia Best Itaukei Song Nominated
2016 Noqu Senikau[4] Most Popular Music Video Won
2017 VASITI REKISA Most Popular Music Video Nominated
2017 MY LOVE FOR YOU by CAKAU KEI LOMAI (Ft. YOUNG DAVIE) Most Popular Music Video Nominated
2017 Artist of the Year Nominated

Discography

Album

  • I Am KKU (2014)
  • Tagimoucia (2013)

Single

  • Toso Mai Noqu Lewa (2015)
  • Toso Mai Noqu Lewa (2015)
  • Without Ur Love (2015)
  • Adi Tagimoucia (2015)
  • Grammar Hia (2015)
  • Adi asenaca (2016)
  • Duri Mai Tavale (2016)
  • Raijieli (2017)
  • Lewa Mo Nanuma (2017)

See also

  • Fiji Performing Rights Association
  • List of Fijians

References

  1. ^ Losalini Rasoqosoqo (February 27, 2015). "KKU In Pacific Top 3". Fiji Sun.
  2. ^ Solomoni Biumaiono (February 16, 2014). "Kula Kei Uluivuya". Fiji Times.
  3. ^ Apisalome Rabo (July 27, 2014). "Local musicians and singers honored at FRPA Awards". Fiji Television.
  4. ^ Meli Tavaga (June 15, 2016). "Rako Pasefika wins big at FPRA Music Awards". Fiji Village.

External links

  • KKU Fiji

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