Brick and Lace singer reveals why the group split
Their globally acclaimed hit song, Love Is Wicked, earned them a global reputation following its release in 2007.
The dancehall beats were a vibe that people of all ages could move to, and continues to enjoy airplay. The two Jamaican sisters, Brick and Lace, born Nyanda and Nyla Thorbourne, were hailed for their beauty and music artistry in releasing a song that captured R&B/Soul and dancehall Reggae in one composition.
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However, despite their rise to fame, the duo eventually stopped singing together and parted ways. Speculation was rife as to why the split occurred and Nyla took to social media to give a short synopsis of what actually led to the split.
“Hi guys, I just wanted to come here (TikTok) and address a comment. Somebody had asked why after Love Is Wicked, my sister and I stopped singing, and I just wanted to address certain points.
First of all, we did not stop singing after Love Is Wicked, we actually shot another music video but it was not as big as Love Is Wicked but it had some marginal success…we did some other stuff after that too that really could not take the place of Love Is Wicked.
But I just wanted to touch on the point of after we went solo. I know Nyanda worked on her projects and I also worked on mine, including writing for Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera and Nicole Scherzinger. We did a lot of stuff after Love Is Wicked. But I wanted to touch on why I decided to leave the group; or why we split.
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You know, Nyanda and myself, we are sisters; and I was in a group from my adolescents even before Brick and Lace being a group on a professional level- meaning getting signed, doing it on a more bigger scale.
We were in a group, and I was much younger so just to cut the long story short, I got to a place where I did not feel like I was not being served anymore. I didn’t feel – and I know people may find this weird or funny to digest- but I feel like I needed to find my own voice.
And you know, we just came to a place of ‘we need to just take a break’ and after being together and being in a group for so long, we kind of had to figure out who we were as individuals,” said Nyla.
The group disbanded circa 2013. Their Brick and Lace name was chosen to represent femininity’s tough and soft sides.
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