The Garage Goddess Returns: Talking 20 Years Of Music With Sabrina Washington

Screenshot of Black Ballad interview with Sabrina Washington

When Mis-Teeq burst into the UK mainstream music scene in 2001, I instantly fell in love.

Here were four women of black heritage – Sabrina Washington, Alesha Dixon, Su-Elise Nash and Zena McNally – who had it all. They were gorgeous, talented and dripping in that older-cousin-who-knows-how-to-party-swagger that money couldn’t buy.

Add to that their unique music style – a mix of sultry R&B and classic UK garage (UKG), with a dash of ‘pop’ – and it’s easy to see how Mis-Teeq were one of the most successful groups of the noughties, selling over 12 million records worldwide.

Sabrina Washington was my favourite member. As a 14 year old dark-skinned girl…

Article published on Black Ballad, a UK lifestyle platform for women, on 9 September 2020.

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