25 years ago today: Watch OMC's iconic 'How Bizarre' video

Publish Date
Thursday, 28 January 2021, 12:39PM

OMC's 'How Bizarre' hit number one in New Zealand this day in 1996.

After a first video was rejected, this version - directed by Lee Baker - was finished just as the iconic Kiwi song hit the top of the charts, before also becoming a huge worldwide hit.

Shot on a soundstage in Ponsonby and at Ellerslie Racecourse for a budget of $7,000, it was shown on US networks 14,986 times in 1997 and 1998.

Pauly Fuemana shares the limelight with Sina Siapia, and a Filipino named Hill, who was enlisted after turning up to help out with the shoot – and became something of a celebrity in his homeland as a result.

Tragically, Pauly Fuemana passed away on January 31st, 2010.