"I came from a Tongan family, I grew up in a Tongan church so it's not like I had a choice to sing."
Cook Islands sibling group Samson Squad took home the SunPix People's Choice Award for Best Pacific Artist.
Tautape Samson said trying to create music during lockdown was a challenge.
"We didn't expect anything this time around. During covid it was a very hard time for us to produce new music so with the award, with all our friends, fans and supporters really backing us despite covid and everything, I guess we're for the people and with the people, and we just want to thank the people as well.”