Martika…Where Is She Now?

Martika...Where Is She Now?

Recently The Wild 80’s featured Martika’s Toy Soldiers as our 80s Music Video Of The Day and the response was overwhelming! The biggest question we received from everyone was “I love Martika!, What happened to her? 

Martika who is now 51, is still making great music and is currently still performing and recording, as well as touring to her adoring fans. So here’s the answer to the question “Where Is She Now?”


MARTIKA (Marta Marrero) is an American pop singer-songwriter and actress. As a singer she released two internationally successful albums in the late 1980s and early 1990s, selling over four million copies worldwide. MARTIKA began her career as a child actor, as a dancing orphan in the hit movie Annie. She was cast as ‘Gloria’ on the Disney Channel children’s musical variety series Kids Incorporated, appearing alongside Stacy ‘Fergie’ Ferguson, Mario Lopez, Shanice, and others. Upon leaving Kids Incorporated, she was signed to CBS/Sony records in 1988 and released her debut CD titled Martika which spawned several top 40 hits.

80s Music Video Of The Day: Martika - Toy SoldiersCulminating with her Billboard #1 hit song Toy SoldiersMartika the album sold over 3 million units worldwide and made MARTIKA an international star. MARTIKA continued working in television and had a recurring role in 1990 on the hit series Wiseguy playing lounge singer Dahlia Mendez. In 1991 her follow up CD, featuring collaborations with Prince and Celia Cruz, Martika’s Kitchen was released. Martika’s Kitchen was a hit overseas and MARTIKA toured Europe, Japan and Australia in support of her growing success. Love…Thy Will Be Done, co-written by Prince, became a hit and was #1 in Australia for five straight weeks. MARTIKA started working as a writer and producer through much of the 90’s.




Missing the stage, MARTIKA formed a duo called OPPERA and in 2004 they released their debut CD Violince. In 2005 they released their follow up OpperaMARTIKA toured with Pat Benatar to support the new material.



MARTIKA released the dance single Flow With The Go in 2012 and has since returned to the stage performing her past hits to loving audiences worldwide. Highlights include performing to a sold out crowd of 12,500 in Santiago, Chile (Movistar Arena) with Rick Astley, Samantha Fox and Debbie Gibson as part of the Hit Parade Festival. Next up for MARTIKA is headlining the Totally 80s Tour in Australia alongside 80s acts Berlin, Limal, Katrina (ex Katrina & The Waves) Paul Lekakis, Stacey Q, Men Without Hats, Wa Wa Nee and Real Life. The list is sure to grow!





The Wild 80s does not own any of the images shown. Photo credit for the above images goes to :Perry Smylie (Purple outfit), J8DED/DCR Records and Martika.

Check Out Martika Full Discography Below With Links To Purchase and Listen!:





©1988 Columbia Records

1. If You’re Tarzan I’m Jane
2. Cross My Heart
2. More Than You Know
4. Toy Soldiers
5. You Got Me Into This
6. I Feel The Earth Move
7. Water
8. It’s Not What You’re Doing
9. See If I Care
10. Alibis

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Martika’s Kitchen

©1991 Columbia Records

1. Martika’s Kitchen
2. Spirit
3. Love…Thy Will Be Done
4. A Magical Place
5. Coloured Kisses
6. Safe In The Arms Of Love
7. Pride & Prejudice
8. Take Me To Forever
9. Temptation
10. Don’t Say U Love Me
11. Broken Heart
12. Mi Tierra

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©2004 Dunda Chief Records

1. Say Anything
2. Why
3. Esperando Tu Turno
4. Train Comes ‘Round
5. All Alone
6. Misery
7. Upside Down
8. Demasiadas Notas
9. My Life
10. Liar
11. Fade Away
12. Destiny
13. That’s Just The Way It Is
14. Dónde Está Dios?

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©2005 Dunda Chief Records

1. I’m In Love With Someone Else
2. So
3. Release Me
4. The Only One
5. This Lonely Life
6. Buscando La Felicidad (Interlude)
7. Ride The Wave
8. Another Dollar
9. Last Of The First (Interlude)
10. Since You’ve Been Away
11. Rock Us Anna
12. No Escape

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Flow With The Go – single
©2012 J8DED/DCR Records

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