Drew Neemia

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Drew Neemia
Neemia in 2009
Born
Drew Neemia

(1985-05-28) May 28, 1985 (age 34)
Wellington, New Zealand
TelevisionMcDonald's Young Entertainers[1]

Drew Neemia is a New Zealand TV host, director and artist.

School[edit]

Neemia attended Hutt International Boys' School.

Early career[edit]

Neemia has been involved in the New Zealand industry since the age of three, doing television advertisements which lead the way to various children's television drama series. Most notably his first major role, as core cast in the television series The Legend of William Tell. He was a Super Trouper in the television series McDonald's Young Entertainers for its duration of three years until 1999.[1]

Neemia hosted Sticky TV [2] a kids/teen program, on TV3 from 2006 on which he worked with Sam Wallace, Julia Bloore (née Wright), Erin Simpson and Kanoa Lloyd. He officially left the show on 1 May 2009.

Drew co-hosted 'Drew and Shannon Live' on Four (previously C4 TV) until 2012. 'Drew and Shannon Live' was a popular music and entertainment based show from 4.30pm-6pm weekdays. Previously Drew hosted 'Select Live' on C4.[3] Some highlights from his role at C4 and Four have included interviewing famous artists such as Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Adam Lambert, Rihanna and 50 Cent.

As a singer, Drew performed on numerous occasions at Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park.[4] when TV3 owned the broadcasting rights.

In 2013, Drew teamed up with well known New Zealand rap group Smashproof singing the hook on the single "Paint Fade".[5] The song was number 1 on the overall iTunes chart for two weeks. "Paint Fade" went on to make the top 10 on the 'Official New Zealand Top 40' chart peaking at number 6.

Recent career[edit]

Drew began directing in 2014 and is currently working in the New Zealand Television Industry today.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

In 2016, Drew began training with New Zealand heavyweight boxing legend David Tua. In November 2016, he debuted in the boxing ring, winning by unanimous decision. Drew's next bout will be scheduled mid 2017. He has reportedly dedicated his life to martial arts.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Flashback Friday: Where in the world is Drew Neemia?". Stuff.co.nz.
  2. ^ Shows - Kids - TV - FOUR Archived 27 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine. Sticky TV. Retrieved on 2012-05-02.
  3. ^ "Presenter grows up". The New Zealand Herald. 16 April 2009. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  4. ^ Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park. www.christmasinthepark.co.nz
  5. ^ http://nztop40.co.nz/chart/?chart=2210.
  6. ^ The Kiwis who tasted fame and found a new life after the limelight

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