Amina Buddafly says her journey began in Hamburg, Germany where she was raised by her Senegalese father and German mother. Her older sister Sophie and her twin sister Jazz came together to form Black Buddafly and were known for their enchanting look and mesmerizing acapella vocals. After finding minimal success in Germany, the ladies decided to bring their talents to America, notably New York.
During their first trip, the ladies were able to book shows and ended up landing a deal with Def Jam. After a string of brief hits, (“Rock-A-Bye,” “Bad Girl”) and tours with Ne-Yo and Chris Brown, the ladies’ debut album was never released. Amina says the constant politics took a toll on her and the group’s sound From there, the ladies asked to be released from their contract with Def Jam.
With her older sister heading back to Germany, she and her twin Jazz became a duo after signing to another label. The deal fizzled and Amina was left on her own. She says when the opportunity for Love and Hip Hop fell into her lap, she thought it was a great idea.