EMI MARIA Singer-songwriter. Born on June 9th, 1987 in Papua New Guinea. Third born daughter to Papua New Guinean father and Japanese mother. Lived in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea until the age of 5 then moved to Kobe, Japan. Influenced by her elder sister who loved music, she starts to write songs in Middle School and by the time she was in High School she composed and made tracks of her own.