"Māori to the world" SZA gets Kirituhi to resemble her lineage

Publish Date
Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 9:36AM
Photo / @sza Photo / @liam._.bishop

Photo / @sza Photo / @liam._.bishop

Since SZA has landed in New Zealand she has been busy not only serenading thousands of people at Spark Arena each night, but also getting to know our beautiful country. 🤩

SZA has fallen in love with Aotearoa and the Māori culture! At Tuesday night's show she wore the Māori flag proud during her performance of '20 Something'. 

Photo / @liam._.bishop

SZA also wore a pounamu on stage at Saturday night's show and said "I love New Zealand, I would move here, this is the most magical place on earth."

The audience closed SZA's last Auckland show with a Karakia 💜

@annmarietonga Closing SZA’s last NZ show with a prayer 🖤🤍❤️ #szasos #szanz #nztiktok ♬ original sound - Rie

The morning after her last show in Auckland SZA posted her Kirituhi she received by local artist @maia_ink_leroy.

Leroy Roberts of Maia Ink has also given Kirituhi to rapper T-Pain at the beginning of the year.

Kirituhi is for those of non-Māori heritage and SZA's one specifically reflects her mother and father's lineage. 

Photo / @sza

SZA move her already!! 🙏

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