The Profile: Kings - Pohewatia (feat. Theia)

The Profile 21/09/2021

Kings is no stranger to the George FM airwaves and he’s returned with ‘Pohewatia’ which features local vocalist Theia, an offering that is tied in with this years ‘Waiata Anthems’.

In short, Waiata Anthems is a industry-wide initiative, Waiata Anthems Week will be a celebration of the best new waiata and a chance to honour the champions and pioneers of te reo Māori who paved the way for future generations, supporting the emergence of a truly bilingual musical landscape. - 


Pohewaita is a great collaboration of these two local artists, both adding their unique style to the track and blending it into a sultry jazz inspired summer bop. A tune written about “changing the narratives around what it is to be brown” and also wanting to “celebrate our triumphs too”. It’s an infectious tune that’s sure to get a run around this summer, so check it out below and go see what other gems are on this years ‘Waiata Anthems’.