Entertainment of Wednesday, 20 January 2016
Reggie N Bollie have joined Simon Cowell on his Syco Music label, livefmghana.com can report.
The duo who lost the finale of the music reality show to Louisa Johnson say the deal is ‘a dream come true for us.’
A statement by the group reads: “We are so happy to be joining the Syco Music family and releasing our record with them. It is, literally, a dream come true for us to now do what we love for a living. We promise to work hard and show you all what Reggie and Bollie are made of. Here’s to a fun 2016.”
They are scheduled to release their first album, and also start a nationwide X Factor arena tour this year.
Before Reggie Zippy and Bollie made it to the world stage as finalists on the reality music show, X Factor UK, they were champions in their own rights, boasting quite a number of hits songs on the Ghanaian music industry.
Early 2015, the two decided to work together and change their musical fortunes after a long break. They auditioned at Britain’s Got Talent but didn’t make the mark.
They decided to give music another shot, this time on X Factor UK. They impressed the judges and made it as one of 12 contestants, ultimately making it to the finale.
Simon Cowell after one of their performances tweeted: I LOVE Reggie and Bollie
They mashed up What makes you Beautiful with Cheerleader. Sounds crazy but it was fantastic.
Initially known as Menn on Point when they auditioned for the show, they changed their name to Reggie N Bollie. They are made up of Reggie Zippy, who is famous for the song ‘Virgin’ and Bollie of ‘you may kiss the bride’ fame, a song off a compilation project by veteran music producer Hammer.