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‘Childhood’ by Annie Puletiuatoa

‘Childhood’ by Annie Puletiuatoa

November 2005

Following a successful 3 month tour including performances at the Victory Outreach Conference in California, USA, Annie is back to release her debut album, Childhood!

Annie Puletiuatoa, at 21years of age is a South Auckland diva of Samoan descent, raised by her parents whom are well recognised and prominent Church Ministers in South Auckland. Annie started singing at a very young age and was first exposed to the public eye at the age of eight.

“Childhood” is indeed quite a relevant title for Annies first album, having achieved so much at such an early age. At the tender age of 7 years old, Annie began co-hosting a Childrens programme with Maina Jones on Radio Rhema. In 1994, Annie began her series of community outreaches entertaining the elderly at various Rest Homes, which later expanded to sharing her talent in jail cells and youth centres. The following year, Annie turned 11 and continued her international crusade, this time in Samoa where she was involved in various church missions. That same year she released her first Gospel cassette tape, “I have decided”.

At 15 years of age, Annie began proving her talent winning the Most Promising female Vocalist at the Smokefree Rockquest. She also won 1st place as the Individual Contemporary artist of Manukau City, not to mention the Womans motivational conference entertainer of the year where in the same year Annie opened the Manukau City conference for the mayor. She also won the Mai Time Female artist of the year in 2001 and the Talent search on Sky’s Shine TV in the same year.

Other highlights of Annie’s career include singing for 2 NPC games (1 was a tribute for Michael Jones.), singing at both the Auckland and Manukau Christmas in the Parks. She has performed alongisde some of todays greatest like Betty Anne Monga, Anthony Ray Parker and Sara Jane Auva’a.

Annie continued to encourage others, in 2000 she began teaching others the art of singing as a vocal tutor at the Otara Music and Arts Centre.

Her music is based around Gospel, spreading the word of Christ. Her music and lyrics are a fine blend of both English and Samoan which she has written and composed herself.

"My music has a message for everyone. May my music minister you, cause you to seek him, worship him and want him." Annie Puletiuatoa

Produced by some of todays hottest up and coming RnB/ Funk producers, including the Groove Junkies (Cydel), Dominic from D1 Entertainment (Adeaze) and Inok (Jireh), “Childhood” promises to be a great Pacific music album for anyones gospel collection.

Check out Annie live at her album release function at the AOG Pulepule Hall,

corner of Robertson Rd and Wakefield Sts, Mangere, Auckland, Friday December 2nd from 7pm. With special guest Lapi Mariner plus other support acts.

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