The MAKO Girls are an Atlanta based Pop/Hip-Hop/ R&B group that bring different styles to create one epic sound. Kena (17), Mimi (16), A-Ni (13) are sisters that took their love for singing, dancing, entertaining to a professional level. As they put it, “We are everyday girls that want to show the world in order to succeed you have to believe in yourself and never give up”.
With a West Indian background, MAKO Girls have an authentic love for music that is meant to move you. This H.I.T. (Hardworking, Intelligent, Talented) trio has the passion and drive that will help them achieve their goal of world tours and packed arenas. They make music that is fun and family friendly and their growing fan base has surpassed the girls in their schools.
Their performing career began in 2012 dancing with the Fete Dolls, with the Fete Dolls they performed at various youth birthday parties, special request performers at a Sweet 16 Extravaganza, and the 2013 YSTS talent show. This trio decided to take their professional career to the next level and began private choreography lessons with Nay Star of Nay Star Choreography; soon after they added vocal training to their resume. The MAKO Girls began vocal lessons with Mr. James of Marvelous Enterprises and have been working very hard ever since.
Approaching year two of their dream to become the next record-breaking girl group, MAKO Girls have been seen on stage at nearly 100 shows and events throughout the southeast region of the United States such as the 2014 Junior Hip Hop Awards, DBS Sounds Record Store Day, Lounge Magazine Atlanta Fashion Week Musician Showcase, Philadelphia Kids Fashion Week, Atlanta Ice Cream Festival, Royalty on the Runway Masquerade Ball, Heart of South DeKalb Festival, Teen Stars “The Next To Hit The Stage” BET Hip Hop Awards Weekend Edition, Zolie Zi Break The Silence Anti-Bullying Skate-A-Thon featuring Yara Shahidi, and Atlanta’s Got Talent to name a few. The MAKO Girls were honored to be personally invited to perform at community engagements which included: the DeKalb International Food & Music Festival, Cedar Grove High School Homecoming Pep Rally Special Guest Performance, Commissioner Larry Johnson Annual Tree of Love Christmas Event, and the Tunes For Tots Mall Tour. They also had a chance to surprise KeKe Wyattwith their own version of “Momma’s Little Baby” at her baby shower for baby #8 (Ke’yoshi).
By 2015, The MAKO Girls name became a fixture in the music industry from the Bahamas to NYC. During a new artist NYC media run the girls met with VH1 Gossip Table Delainia Dixon, appeared on the live television network- Arise360 Entertainment TV and did several NYC based radio stations. With appearances on top tier blogs such as FreddyO, BlackCelebKids.com, NBC 11Alive, CNN iReport, Presidential Style Online, Women and Shoes Magazine, MadisonJaye.com, The Hype Magazine, Atlanta Daily Word, Stardom 101Mag.com, and Hip Hop Weekly the MAKO Girls were able to secure a cosmetic endorsement deal with Kissable Lips Cosmetics. The launch of their teen cosmetics line with Kissable Lips Cosmetics officially added entrepreneurship to the MAKO Girls resume. Eager to add some bling to their generation make-up choices, the MAKO Girls Glitterbomb Lipstick Collections has four signature colored Glitterbomb lipsticks (Kawaii Blue, Pinkilicious Fte, Royally Me, Superstar Red) as well as three signature lip glosses (2Fab4U, Punk Copper, and #OnlyMi) to make your lips pop and shine everyday. This is only the beginning for these teen stars.
The girls began 2016 focused on building their brand by using their Annual Carnival Glow Party as a platform for upcoming youth artists to showcase their talents. The MAKO Girls 2nd Annual Carnival Glow Party was the start of building a monumental relationship between the MAKO Girls and the next generation of superstars. The MAKO Girls followed up this amazing event with the official release of their debut EP; “The MAKO GIRLS Experience”. Within weeks of its release, the MAKO Girls had the opportunity to perform for national recording artists, Mindless Behavior at their Exclusive Album Release Party. Currently, the MAKO Girls are promoting hit songs from their EP like “Turning Up The Crowd”, “Game Time”, and “Slay” which are mixes of their style of music Pop, Hip-Hop, and R&B. The MAKO Girls were added to the entertainment lineup for S.T.A.R.S Radio Ready Concert, Macy’s Shop for A Cause Event, Tween Star Awards, Sweet Auburn Music Festival, 2016 South Eastern Music Conference, and the Girls Who Brunch Tour. Their desire to make a difference in the music industry has been the driving factor within their career thus far. Follow their journey straight to the top!