Black Buddafly were an R&B duo that consisted of twin sisters Amina (full name Aminata) and Jazz (full name Safietou) Schmahl (born in 1983 in Hamburg, Germany). They were born to a German mother & a Senegalese father.
They were originally a trio with their older sister Sophie, who was with the group until 2006. Their father played various instruments such as the saxophone & guitar.
In 1997, the Schmahl sisters signed a record deal with BMG Germany and released their first single “Choyce.” In 2002, they relocated to New York City to pursue their music career. In 2004, they met Russell Simmons and were signed to his record label, RSMG.
In 2005, Black Buddafly released their debut single “Rock-A-Bye” which peaked at #70 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart, staying on the chart for 9 weeks. During that same year, they began working on their debut album.
In 2006, they released their second single “Bad Girl” (featuring rapper Fabolous) which was featured on the soundtrack to the film “Waist Deep.” The song flopped on the charts and after that, not much was heard about their upcoming album.
In 2011, they released a mixtape called “Worst Of…. Black Buddafly: The Forgotten MP3s.”
These days, Amina (now Amina Buddafly) is continuing her solo career & in 2013, she starred on the VH1 reality show “Love & Hip-Hop.” During that same year, she released the albums “I Am,” Part 1 and 2.
To see the music video for “Rock-A-Bye,” go to:
To see the music video for “Bad Girl,” go to: