George Fiji Veikoso

Lifetime Achievement Award for Hawaiian-based Fijian music legend

George Veikoso - known professionally as ‘Fiji’ - has been a part of the music scene for more than four decades and his contribution to Pacific music will be celebrated virtually.

“Fiji’ has won a number of awards over the years including the Hawai'i Academy of Record Arts' Award for Male Vocalist of the Year and the first Best Pacific International Artist Award at the 2014 Pacific Music Awards.

All winners will be acknowledged in an online awards ceremony on December 11th, which will be screened online.


Photo file  Caption: George "Fiji Veikoso

Reggae artist Fiji gets One Love crowd singing Maori waiata at Tauranga festival

International reggae star Fiji, real name George Veikoso, was on stage at this year's One Love Festival when he began to rouse the crowd to join in as he sang E Papa Waiari.

A video taken on stage by one of his team, Bernz Talanoa, has tonight racked up more than half a million views.

As the camera sweeps across the masses, they sing together: "E papa waiari, taku nei mahi, taku nei mahi, he tuku roimata.

"E aue, e aue. Ka mate au. E hine, hoki mai ra,'' the crowd sings.

Thousands of people have shared the video, with many commenting about its uniqueness.