Olivia Foa'i is a New Zealand-born Musician, Director and Dancer (Tokelauan, Tuvaluan and British heritage). She is best known as the lead female singer/dancer for multi award-winning Polynesian band, Te Vaka and for her vocals on Disney's "Moana" soundtrack (Tulou Tagaloa, Logo Te Pate, Know Who You Are...).
In 2019 she released her debut solo album "Candid" to glowing reviews and collected accolades such as "Best Pacific Album" in the New Zealand Music Awards and "Best Female Artist" in the Pacific Music Awards 2020.
On stage as a dancer since the age 2 and joining the vocal line up from age 11, Olivia's live performance credits span 40 countries and include such prestigious events/venues as The World Premiere of Disney's Moana at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, The 2015 Disney D23 Expo, The Byron Bay Blues Festival, The Beijing Olympics, The London Olympics and The Rugby World Cup in Paris.
Olivia also choreographed, directed and starred in Te Vaka's music video "Lakalaka", released through Walt Disney Records in 2017. This undertaking spurred the beginning of her career as a Director. In 2020, Olivia and brother Matatia Foa'i (screenwriter, composer, actor) completed their first 30min short film "Stuntbot" collecting multiple awards on the international film festival circuit. May 2021 saw the release of a short dance film directed by Olivia "Ta Ke Mate".
She and her brother ("The Foai Siblings") are currently developing a series and a feature in Sydney, Australia.
Olivia wins "Best Pacific Album" at the Aotearoa Music Awards 2020
On the "Blue Carpet" at the World Premiere of Moana 2016
Olivia performed alongside father, Opetaia, at the NZ Music Awards 2017
With Dwayne Johnson at Disney's