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UK duo Addictive told Jasmine about their plans for world domination…
AISHA Stuart and Louise Bagan are two musically talented young ladies who, together, make up the UK duo, Addictive.
The girls have already tasted success thanks to the massive bassline club hit club Gonna Be Mine. They’ve also had success on MTV Dance and MTV Base, as well as in the BBC Radio 1 dance chart.
The girls, who both hail from east London, first met 10 years ago. But it wasn’t until one fateful Christmas in 2005 at an open mic night that the girls realised their shared ambitions.
“I went up to the mic and started singing Silent Night, the Mariah Carey version,” Louise laughed. “Aisha was there and coz we knew each other, I invited her on stage to join me. We just started vibing off each other.
Everyone assumed we were a group already – so we decided to give it a go.”
Both girls had years of singing behind them, honing their musical talents in gospel choirs and talent shows. Louise even beat Leona Lewis to the first prize in an east London singing competition, but it was only when they formed Addictive that everything seemed to click.
“We could write music individually, but we worked better as a duo,” explains Aisha. “It fell into place. We had the same goals, we’d had similar experiences and we were both really serious.”
The ladies recently invited me down to the release party for their mix CD They Wonna Wife Me – a welcome breakthrough after their years of hard work. Wowing the guests – which included Sugababe Jade Ewen and her EastEnders’ boyfriend Ricky Norwood – each girl arrived in a Ferrari sports car to a packed venue.
Their street team was handing out They Wonna Wife M mix tapes and later in the evening, the ladies treated us to a live performance that really showcased their strong vocals.
“We killed ourselves trying to get things done,” laughs Louise. “But it’s all been worth it. We’re so proud of the work we are doing. World domination is next – we want an Addictive perfume and clothing range!”
You heard it here first: it’s all go for these ladies. Get ready to be addicted to Addictive!