Mark Sagapolutele[1] (born 15 June 1981), best known by his stage name Mareko, is a New Zealand rapper and hip hop artist of Samoan descent from South Auckland.

Birth nameMark Kolani Sagapolutele
Born (1981-06-15) 15 June 1981
OriginNew Zealand
GenresHip hop
Years active1996–present
LabelsDawn Raid Entertainment
Associated actsDeceptikonz


Mareko's career began as a member of the Deceptikonz, a South Auckland rap crew. The group won accolades in 2001, receiving nominations for several New Zealand music awards. Mareko released a solo album, White Sunday, in 2003, which peaked at #4 in New Zealand.[2] Two singles from the album hit the New Zealand singles charts that year: "Mareko (Here to Stay)" (#4) and "Stop, Drop and Roll" (#6; credited to Mareko feat. Deceptikonz).[3] In 2006, Mareko returned to the charts with a guest appearance on Tha Feelstyle's #17 single, "I Do Believe (Tha Remix)".[3]



Year Title Details Peak chart
2003 White Sunday 4
2008 White Sunday 2: The Book Of Mark
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.



Year Title Peak chart positions Album
2003 "Mareko (Here To Stay)" 4 White Sunday
"Stop, Drop and Roll" (feat. Deceptikonz) 6
"Street Rap"
2006 "I Do Believe (Tha Remix)" (Tha Feelstyle feat. Mareko, Flowz, Lapi Mariner & Manuel Bundy) 17 Sione's Wedding soundtrack
2007 "Gotta Go" White Sunday 2: The Book of Mark
2008 "Record of the Year"
2009 "Them Eyes" 39
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


  1. "Killer Beez diss stings Dawn Raid". Sunday Star Times. 17 February 2008.
  2. Search for Mareko albums at Every Hit database on 12 December 2007.
  3. Search for Mareko singles at Every Hit database on 12 December 2007.
  4. "MAREKO IN NEW ZEALAND CHARTS". Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  5. "Mareko Is The Future – Mixtape". Dawn Raid Entertainment. Archived from the original on 20 October 2013. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
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