The 53rd Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards took place last night at Spark Arena in Auckland, with three Native Tongue writers being named among the winners.
After winning a Tui for Best Music Video for his track ‘Vampire Again’ at the 2018 Artisan Awards, Marlon Williams was celebrated once again, taking out Best Solo Artist and the Album of the Year for his 2018 album Make Way for Love.
Troy Kingi has been recognised with both Te Māngai Pāho Best Māori Artist and Best Soul/R&B Artist with the release of Shake That Skinny Ass All the Way to Zygertron.
Ladi6 was awarded a Tui for Best Pacific Album for the release of her six-track EP Royal Blue 3000.
Sola Rosa also took out the Tui for Best Album Cover at the 2018 Artisan Awards. Native Tongue would also like to congratulate finalists Tami Neilson and Julia Deans on their nominations.