DivaScribe catches up with brand new UK girl group 4Flava.
Sophia Romain aka SULTRY COCO is...
...sultry, fiery, creative, friendly, down to earth, strong willed, diverse, classy, loyal, proud, passionate, persistent, determined and spontaneous.
How and when did you become a part of 4Flava?
I had heard of 4Flava previously to joining and had always been in touch with Joycelyn. One day she came to me and told me about all the great things that were happening with 4Flava and I was more than grateful to join in on such an exciting journey! I then met the girls in December 2010 and the hard work began!
How are you feeling about the future?
I'm feeling confident and excited about the future of 4Flava, we have all applied ourselves and given our all to this, which can only lead to a positive outcome.
More on Sophia Romain…
- Attended the British Academy of New Music
- Recorded with funky house fledgling producer Simon Diamond.
Elizabeth Ajao aka CLASSY CINNAMON is...
...demure, mysterious, kind but tough, always approachable, mellow, laid back, yet refined and elegant. Although Cinnamon can be very sweet, she is sensual, with an understated classy quality that makes her a woman.
How do you feel about the line up now?
The line up at the moment is really great, we are all very different personalities, voices and styles but it works. We work as a team and that is our greatest strength, and we have fun!
Where do you expect your career to take you in the next few years?
I would like to just keep performing to bigger and bigger crowds, I love what I do and any chance to be creative. I just wanna ride this like a roller coaster and give everything a go along the way.
More about Elizabeth Ajao…
- Has already released a debut single, 'Hypnotised' under the pseudonym 'Bukola' followed by a four track EP called ‘All City EP’.
- Performed her material throughout the UK and South Africa.
Chantel Alleyne aka DIVA KARAMEL is...
...funny, outgoing…she loves having a laugh with the girls.
How and when did you become a part of 4Flava?
I used to be in another group that Joycelyn Managed called FIERCE. FIERCE had 4 top 25 hits, the highest being a Number 3 with a cover version of Anita Baker’s ‘Sweet Love’. We supported Puff Daddy and Whitney Houston when they came to the UK. I enjoyed every minute of being a part of the group. Due to other members not being so committed and wanting to go their separate ways FIERCE came to an end and months later Joycelyn came up with the concept of 4FLAVA and I have been a part of 4FLAVA ever since.
Why have there been changes to the line up?
Putting a group together is not the easiest thing to do - you have to think about vocal abilities, personalities, strength of character and chemistry as well as the individual’s work ethic. For those reasons sometimes the chemistry has not been right or individuals just didn’t take it seriously enough to work towards the bigger picture and therefore started slacking so they had to be replaced.
Individuals may not have always liked it and at times it caused a backlash with them bad mouthing the group and spreading negative rumours. I guess some people just can’t except that they are not good enough so they try to bring the whole thing down.
It has not been easy but with this amazing line up and the hard work and belief from our Manager Joycelyn there is finally light at the end of the tunnel.
More About Chantel Allenyne….
- Her immediate ambition is to achieve global success as part of 4FLAVA! KARAMEL; lead vocalist & MC.
- I would describe myself as Curvy, Smiley and Glamorous! I am always laughing and am very witty always having my bands mates in stitches from laughing! I'm focused and very driven and pride myself on my loyalty and ambition! I'm a social butterfly and love being the life and soul of the party! I do also have my creative quite moments! I love being a FLAVA and love being Diva KARAMEL!”.
Martina Bosede aka Playful HONEY is...
...a fun loving girl, she enjoys playing around and says laughing is her favourite thing! Being focused and having a positive attitude is a key to success in her eyes, she can be assertive when needs be, and is very much a peace maker. She is truly a girlie girl, but at the same time, she likes being a tomboy and chillin’ in trackie. Young Playful Loving Assertive Focused and doll-like!
Where would you like to take your career?
To be recognised worldwide & to be able to give back to the public
How are you feeling as the newest member of 4FLAVA?
I am now in the group just over 2 weeks & I'm feeling happy. We have a great manager,
The girls are lovely & I’m really looking forward to our future projects.
More About Martina Bosede…
- Born and raised in Dublin Ireland, Irish mother, Nigerian father.
- Done major support slots in Ireland - supporting the likes 50 cent, Rihanna & Kelis.
Joycelyn Phillips - JNJ Artiste Management – President of Flavaland
“I look forward to building the project on a global platform as recording artists, as a brand and as a touring group with endless opportunities. We now have a FLAVALICIOUS line up of wonderfully talented ladies, who are a pleasure to be around & have respect for themselves as artists and people”.