Mika X Biography – Mika X Wiki
Mika X is a New Zealand Māori singer, performance artist, actor, filmmaker, TV producer, and comedian. He has toured parts of the world performing his cabaret stage shows and music. Mika has performed ten times at the world’s largest art festival ‘Edinburgh Festival Fringe’. He has also appeared in TV shows and movies including Shark in the Park, The Piano, and Shortland Street. Mika has released five music albums, which include “Do U like what U see?” released in 1996, “Mika Haka” and “Mika Versus Fashion”.
Mika attended Timaru Boys High School in Timaru, New Zealand. While there Mika played rugby and was involved in athletics, including at the national athletics championship. In 1988 Mika placed eighth in the Inaugural Suzuki World Cup aerobic championships. At the age of 12 years, Mika came out as gay. Upon graduating from high school, Mika became a hairdresser. He later did quit the job after winning the New Zealand Flash Dance Championships and started his own dance studio, Miyake Dance Studio at Peterborough Arts Centre.
In 1982, he moved to Los Angeles with his African American Navy boyfriend for nine months but later returned to New Zealand. Mika later moved to Christchurch in 1984 and attended the New Zealand School of Dance in 1985, but eventually left the school nine months later. In 1985, he joined Te Ohu Whakaari, a Wellington Maori Theatre company that toured nationally and internationally. In 1986 he left and moved to Dunedin to work on the Te Maori exhibition. Mika’s one-man show Mahi Whakangahau was performed at The Depot in 1988.
On April 10, 2020, he released his fifth Studio album “The Aroha Collective”. Which was scheduled to be released on New Zealand’s version of Anti-Bullying Day, “Pink Shirt Day” on May 18. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic in New Zealand Mika decide to release the album early to give his fans content during the lockdown. The album project was a collaboration album sang in Te Reo featuring multiple artists including Lavina Williams, New Zealand famous beatboxer King Homeboy, young talent including Yorke and Te Amo, and many more.
Mika X Age
Born Terrance John Pou was born on February 8 , 1962, in Timaru, New Zealand.
Mika X Parents
He is the son of Elizabeth Halkett. Mika was adopted at birth by New Zealand European couple Dawn and Bill Gudsell, they changed his name to Neil Gudsell.
Mika X Controversy
In April 2017, he met with a sexual assault victim who wanted to get into the entertainment industry. Mika offered to pay the victim $15,000 to drop the charges. In April 2018, he was charged for attempting to pervert the course of justice. He got temporary name suppression while on trial. The trial was scheduled for June 2020, but due to Covid 19, it was postponed. In February 2021, he pleaded guilty on two counts of attempting to pervert the course of justice, and on 30 March 2021, he was sentenced to 11 months of home detention.
Mika X Net Worth
Mika X’s net worth is unclear.