For the second edition of Hot or Not we have Akon’s new group, Brick and Lace. Nyanda and Nailah Thorbourne (who happen to be sisters) rep Jamaica and dub their music “sexy r&b meets dancehall.”
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Born to a Jamaican father and an American mother and raised predominantly in Kingston, Jamaica –on an opulent musical diet of reggae, R&B, hip hop, pop and country– 26-year-old Nyanda and 24-year-old Nailah Thorbourne couldn’t help but be trans-eclectic. “We are a hybrid,” affirms Nailah in her effortlessly sexy West-Indian lilt. “It’s not fabricated at all; it’s who we are.”
WHY BRICK & LACE?
To the ladies of Brick & Lace, their name represents the duality and complexity of the everywoman. “Sometimes you want to wear a cap and sneakers and look grimy,” Nyanda tells. “And sometimes you want to wear your sexy dress and heels and look cute.” Nailah puts it all in perspective: “People always ask: ‘Who is Brick & Lace?’ And we always tell them it depends on the day!”