EVEN an artist from a small island country like Fiji can make it big in the world.
This is the message from Adeaze, the New Zealand group made up of two Samoan brothers Feagaigafou and Logovii Tupa'i, otherwise known as Nainz and Viiz Tupa'i who are in the country to perform at the MANA Choral Festival today.
The RnB and soul duo arrived on Wednesday night, funded by the New Zealand High Commission, ready to spread the gospel of change, unity and achievement through their music.
"We did not grow up rich, we lived on chicken feet when growing up but we've worked hard to get where we are," said Viiz, the younger of the two brothers.
"Regardless of what Pacific Island you come from, we're a proof that with determination and talent anyone can achieve their dreams.
"Every Fijian we have met can sing; there is so much talent here."
Adeaze will perform songs from their first and second album (Always and for real, Rise and shine) with the secondary school choir made up of over 300 students from Suva.
"We believe in positive music and we sing about real things, none of that materialistic music that we hear now.
"Our singing is a calling and every song we perform speaks to us first and we know it will encourage and speak to others too because it's about real issues like marriage and peer pressure and achieving your dreams," Nainz said.
The choral fest will be held at the FMF Gym.