Aunty Tala is in town

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STAGE READY IN SAMOA: Tofiga Fepuleai standing outside the Taumeasina Island Resort. 

Samoa’s world famous comedian Tofiga Sefo Fepulea’i is in the country.

Tofiga, also known as Aunty Tala, is no stranger to most and will be having his show tonight at the Taumeasina Island Resort.

The father of three from the villages of Papa Sataua, Falealupo, Sagone, Fasitoo-Uta, Fusi Safotulafai and Saleaula will always be a proud Samoan.

“I love coming back to Samoa, I guess for me New Zealand-born and a Samoan, I feel that it really makes it complete for me. That feeling I can come to Samoa do a show and people enjoy it,” he said in an interview with Samoa Observer. 

“There is no use for me entertaining around the world and I can’t come to Samoa and do a show. Having our peoples support means a lot to me, not only as a performer but especially as a Samoan.”

STAGE READY IN SAMOA: Tofiga Fepuleai standing outside the Taumeasina Island Resort. Photo/Misiona Simo.
STAGE READY IN SAMOA: Tofiga Fepuleai standing outside the Taumeasina Island Resort. Photo/Misiona Simo.

The 44-year-old believes that coming to Samoa with his family is a win-win situation as they put on a show and his sons get to reconnect with families here in Samoa.

“Every time we come to Samoa they never want to go back, the time we came and we went to Papa Sataua and they loved it there. They love the fact that animals run freely, the cows, the pigs and chickens. They just love the way they get treated here in Samoa."

“So at least they understand that we send our money to our families here in Samoa and they know where it is going to. It is good for them to connect and see the importance of what it means to us of being a Samoan.”

Giving snippets of the show tonight, he said: “Aunty Tala on Friday night will be looking for a husband so all the men that are coming in on Friday will not be safe, whether you are married or not married no one is safe on Friday night. Hopefully aunty Tala will find someone, she has asked Nathan numerous times but Cindy is trying to get engaged to Nathan as well. I think Nathan likes the attention of Cindy and Aunty Tala hopefully she would get lucky on Friday night and find herself a a’oa’o from Malua and get into the Ministry and work from there.”

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