Their arrival at the Freetown International Airport was one of its kind in recent history.
Brick and Lace, Jamaican R&B musical duo consisting of Nyanda and Nailah Thorbourne, yesterday arrived in Freetown for a 100% Brick and Lace, ‘Mrs and Mr’ concert in Sierra Leone.
The two gorgeously looking sisters would today perform at the Country Lodge, Hill Station, for a fee of $100.
Responding to Awoko’s Entertainment Editor, Ophaniel Gooding, why the name ‘Brick and Lace’; they disclosed that it signifies feminine and strength, adding “all women are brick and lace.”
Explaining why they came to Sierra Leone, the musical duo affirmed that Africa has become their second home; adding that they have toured several African Countries “we love Africa we’ve been to several African Countries and of course in Sierra Leone we have lots of fans here and we are excited to come,” said Nyanda with her Jamaican accent which sounded so musical. She added that every time they go to African Countries fans are enthuse to see us “we appreciate the enthusiasm of African fans to see us.”
Throwing light on what they have for fans on Monday at the National Stadium, “we have something cooking, something special; a surprise for Sierra Leoneans,” she said. Rumors rift that they were twins, but Nyanda denies such rumors, noting that they are no twins and in fact, she is two years older than Nailah. She also debunked speculations that they are with acclaimed Singer Akon’s ‘Convict Records,’ “we only collaborate with him on one of our projects. He is doing his own thing while we are doing ours. He is a very talented artist; we respect him and admire his works,” she said.
Revealing what inspired them to do hit song “Love Is Wicked”; which was listed for 48 weeks in six different charts, including the Sweden Singles Top 60 and the France Singles Top 100 and reached number 6 on the Finland Singles Top 20 for a single week, she said “the song is a personal experience that both of us went through and which lots of people are going through.”
“It means wicked in our good ways, wicked in our bad ways. You can have the best of time with somebody and the worst of time with that same person that what it’s all about,” Nyanda disclosed.
They also explained that music is in their blood; adding that there are other aspects which they intend looking at apart form performing and stardom. By Ophaniel Gooding