Where It All Began
Sunshine & NaDiva (S&N) are artists, dancers, and musicians. They are currently the 2016 UK Road March Queens and the ABC British Groovy Monarchs, with their hit song ‘Unstoppable’.
Labelled The Soca Sisters, they are known for their tropical London flare, magnificent choreography, and powerful voices. Formally known as Muzik Lil Muzik (MLM), emerging on the UK scene with the 2010 Soca hit ‘For Di Road’, S&N made a lasting mark. Soon after debuting, in 2012 S&N were nominated for an International Soca Award for ‘Best Soca Duo’ for the groovy hit ‘Make a Way’, and again in 2013 for their single ‘Chance’. These nominations drew much positive attention to the sisters and their musical potential.
In 2011 S&N made history, becoming the first artists to win both the UK Groovy and Power Soca Monarch competitions with hits ‘2Flag’ and ‘Make A Way’, which were featured on DTee’s Soca show on BBC 1Xtra. In 2012 S&N were awarded with the Calabash Award for best Soca group & the Soca Music Award for best UK Soca artist. After much appreciation S&N successfully pulled off the 2013 “Colonise Tour” with radio interviews including Martin Jay’s Caribbean Affair show on Choice FM, and graced international stages in Berlin, Sweden, New York, Wales and national cities including London and Leicester.
In 2015, the newly named duo, Sunshine & Nadiva teamed up with Smash Productions the makers of Bunji Garlin’s hit ‘Cosmic Shift’, for their most recent project, ‘Keep Wukkin’. ‘Keep Wukkin’ was co-produced by Intense Force Music Studios and was written by Trinidadian songwriter Mista Vybe, the brains behind Machel Montano’s 2015 hit ‘Remedy’.
S&N have ‘hundreds of influences and a singular sound’ (S&N in Kreol International Magazine, Iss.6). Key influences include Lovers Rock, Gospel, Reggae, RnB, Garage, Calypso, and Soca. Their music has been played in Carnivals around the UK including Notting Hill, Leicester, and Huddersfield.
A ‘Caribbean cocktail’ is one way to describe the sisters’ heritage, stemming from St Vincent, St Lucia and Barbados with roots spreading around the Caribbean, including Trinidad and Tobago. S&N have taken performing to higher heights by touring in Trinidad, and have just returned from the Golden tour with Olatunji Yearwood for the second year running. The S&N flame continues as they are currently working on their first EP and preparing for their 2017 promotional tour, ‘The Untouchable Tour’.