Ei Nei is composed of Dane Fujiwara (Wailuku), Grant Kono (Oneawa), and Ekolu Chang (Kāne`ohe). After establishing themselves as individual artists, Ei Nei began their musical journey together in 2016. The following year, they captured the title at the Made in Hawai‘i Kani Ka Pila Grille Talent Search, and in late 2019 released their debut album, Hui!, which debuted at #1 on the iTunes world chart. In 2020 they were nominated for several Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards and won the award for Most Promising Artist. Together, they feature a smooth vocal blend with rich harmonies and a refreshing glimpse into the traditional past with their sights set on the future of Hawaiian music.