They first met working on a song together, which never got released. But putting that blatant snub aside, Anika Moa sits down with rising star Jamie McDell, whose new album Ask Me Anything is out now.
Highlights include some honest insights into the local music industry, an outstanding impression of former Prime Minister Helen Clark and a special preview of that never-released song (which Moa still insists would have been a hit, despite what McDell's manager thinks).
What is Face-to-Face with Anika Moa?
As New Zealand's most beautiful, famous and totally modest singer-songwriter, Anika Moa's been asked a lot of silly questions over the years. Convinced she could do a better job herself, she's turned the tables and put herself in the role of interviewer for our new video series, Face to Face with Anika Moa.
Interviewing some of New Zealand's leading musical talent, Moa cuts to the chase, asking the tough questions. Like just how jealous is everyone of Lorde?
She also has a new album to promote (Queen at the Table - out now!) so is taking advantage of it by talking mainly about herself and her own outstanding achievements. She's won four Tui Awards, you know?
Each week, Moa will probe her subjects about their time in the industry, before delivering her relentless quick fire questions.