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Origin Auckland, Auckland Region, New Zealand
Genres R&B, Reggaesoul
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 2003–present
Labels Dawn Raid Entertainment
Associated acts Aaradhna
Members Nainz Tupai
Viiz Tupai

Adeaze are a New Zealand R&B/Soul duo comprising brothers Nainz and Viiz Tupai. The group's debut album, Always and for Real, was released in 2004 and topped the album chart in New Zealand.


Brought up playing music in the church, the brothers used the time wisely crafting their skills with different instruments and live performance. Their passion for music continued and Adeaze performed eagerly at various church and school functions, during their adolescent years. The brothers attended Mangere College in Auckland New Zealand. In 1999 the brothers attended Excel School of Performing Arts and received Diplomas in Performance graduating at the top of the class, followed by a national tour of New Zealand with the students of Excel. The same year Adeaze caught the attention of Brotha D from Dawn Raid, who recognising the talent got the duo to record two songs for the upcoming compilation Southside Story (Dawn Raids Debut Album).

In a May 2008 Rip It Up interview, Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark stated Adeaze were her favourite New Zealand music group.[citation needed]


Adeaze discography
Studio albums 1
Singles 4
Music videos 2
Featured singles 1

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details NZ peak chart position
(sales thresholds)
2004 Always and for Real 1


Year Title NZ Singles Chart Certification Album
2003 "A Life With You" 3 - Non-album single
2004 "Hook Up"
(with Dawn Raid All-Stars)
9 - Non-album single
"How Deep Is Your Love" - - Always and for Real
"Getting Stronger"
(featuring Aaradhna)
1 Platinum
"Tears In Heaven" - -


  1. ^ "Adeaze in New Zealand charts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Latest Gold / Platinum Albums". RadioScope. Archived from the original on 2 June 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2010. 
  • Jewell, Stephen. "Adeaze". New Zealand Musician Magazine. Retrieved 20 October 2006.

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