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Voli Koroi Conquers All Odds To Inspire Others With His Music

Voli, as he is usually known on stage, was born in Suva, Fiji before moving to Sydney Australia, with his family 30 years ago.
13 Jun 2019 16:24
Voli Koroi Conquers All Odds To Inspire Others With His Music
Poasa Voli Koroi.

Being bullied mercilessly for being physically different in his community, Poasa Voli Koroi grew up with a dream to one day connect and inspire others to overcome adversity and be a force for good through his music.

Voli, as he is usually known on stage, was born in Suva, Fiji before moving to Sydney Australia, with his family 30 years ago.

Now living the dream of being a soul infused singer, songwriter, producer and performer in Australia, Voli says his music and lyrics are motivated and inspired by love which helps connect audience, environment and families.

The Nacomoto, Kadavu native wowed Australia and the world when he took on the stage this year to audition for The Voice Australia on Wednesday, May 29 with his rendition of ‘Not the Only One’ by Sam Smith.

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This opportunity Voli took to showcase the Fijian talent in a big way on The Voice Australia auditions, made three judges turn their chairs to battle for the 35-year-old which made him qualify for the knockout stages.

However, Voli went down to fellow team members in the knockout stage despite his powerful performance singing Shallow by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.

Despite the challenges he faced while growing up, he has always learned to appreciate his purpose in life.

“Being an albino comes with a disability or being visually impaired,” Voli said.

“In school it was so hard to learn but through the passion of wanting to succeed in life, I found myself using technology to learn and to equip myself in order to live the dream that am I living now,” he said

“I released my debut single “If I Could” independently in May this year.

“My greatest achievement in life by far is appreciating the day I was born and discovering the reason why I was born or my purpose in life.

“Now I am hoping to conquer the world with music and love, one stage at a time.

“It is my full-time mission to make people happy with music.”

He acknowledged the support of his family, friends and

followers during his short stint at The Voice Australia.

“Thank you everyone for all your support and love, it’s been overwhelming! Yes, time has come to an end for me on this amazing show but I can promise you I’m just getting started.”

Voli was always inspired by the likes of Tom Mawi and George Fiji Veikoso when growing up.

He urged local artists to understand their strengths and weaknesses and form a balanced team with peers who will help them grow and flourish in the industry.




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