British-Nigerian R&B group recently had a chat with 234Star.com where the sister (a set of twins and their younger sisters) shared their thoughts about fashion, their career and how they got started in music. Excerpts below.
What made you want to get into music?
We’ve always been into music from a young age. Our parents always played music around the house and growing up we sang at church. We knew early on in our lives that we wanted to sing.
What do you enjoy most about performing?
We love the energy from the crowd. There is nothing more special than having the audience sing our songs. Singing live with a band is always amazing us.
Who are the stylish women who inspire you?
Our mom was very stylish. She always had basic pieces and would work around them. tailored shirts, blazers and skirts always accompanied by a silk scarf, broach and manicured nails. We also love the classic style of Anna Wintour, Lady Diana, Olivia Palermo. Oh, and Zendaya! for someone so young she has a great sense of style. We also love Rihanna and Solange who both make risky fashion choices.
What’s your Favorite piece in your closet right now?
Ifeanyichukwu – my Dr Martins are my go-to shoe, they’re not an obvious choice but I love them.
Nkemdilim – Quay Australia sunglasses because they’re a classic aviator shape which is timeless
Uchechukwu – Dolce & Gabbana Sicilian Baroque limited edition sunglasses.
Favourite designer African or otherwise?
We Nigerian designers especially Amaka Osakwe (Maki Oh), the way she mixes fabrics and prints is lovely. Frank Oshodi’s classic style is always a winner and a designer we work with a lot on our own designs called Syliva Preby. We also like other designers like DSquare, Balmain, Burberry mixed with high street stores like Primark, ASOS and Forever 21
What has been the most rewarding part of your career so far?
Reaching nearly 3 million views on VEVO with our song “Like” produced by Masterkraft has been pretty rewarding. A lot of artists buy views so it’s a big deal when it happens organically. Also touring Tanzania was amazing. knowing that our music has reached so far and wide is encouraging and lets us know that we’re on the right track.
Is there something you haven’t done in your career yet that you would like to explore? maybe in the larger entertainment industry?
We’d love to get into acting. Nkem actually trained as an actress at school but its something we’d all like to explore.