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Urban Pop Trio Mako Girls Are Letting It Be Known That There Are LVLs To This



Photography by Shirlita Boone

In the ever-evolving landscape of today’s music, a formidable trio has emerged, ready to challenge the status quo and reshape the genre’s future. Meet the Mako Girls, the super-dope, boundary-pushing female Urban Pop group that is taking the music industry by storm. Comprising three distinct voices and styles, The Mako Girls are a force to be reckoned with, bringing a fresh perspective to the industry. With their infectious beats, catchy hooks, and an unapologetic commitment to their craft, they are poised to become the next big group to watch. Join us as we speak with them about their journey thus far, discussing the pros and cons of being independent artists.


SFND MAG: What’s up ladies. We appreciate you all taking the time out to do this interview with us. How have ya’ll been?


MAKO GIRLS: Hi! Thank you so much for having us, we’ve been good. Definitely been booked and busy with amazing performance opportunities along with a lot of behind the scenes work prepping releases for songs, photoshoots, honestly the list goes on!


SFND MAG: Can you share the story behind how you all came together and formed this incredible trio?


MAKO GIRLS: Throughout our childhood we’ve always had a passion for entertainment. We would create dances with our cousins and perform at parties, showcases, but what really inspired us to become the MAKO Girls was the boy group “Mindless Behavior” back in 2013. After seeing their documentary we decided to turn our hobby into a career.


SFND MAG: How would you describe The Mako Girls' signature sound, and what you feel sets you apart from other R&B  artists in the game right now?


MAKO GIRLS: The words we feel that describe our sound the best is urban-pop. When you hear music, our voices on a track  it's singing with a rap cadence. We do harmonies similar to many R&B groups but we add  more swag to our music making it have an edgy yet catchy sound  that is enjoyable.


SFND MAG: Being independent artists, you have more creative freedom but also face unique challenges. What are some of the pros and cons of maintaining full control of your music and brand?


MAKO GIRLS: One of the biggest pros, when being an independent artist is the ability to be as creative as you want, to express and control how your art/music is displayed to the world and being able to be hands-on with the entire process. Even having the opportunity to build your brand and the way that you want it. Though with all that control, comes the need to wear all the hats in terms of production, budget, visuals, and planning how you want to be marketed. All those tasks along with having to be the artist as well it can be very difficult to maintain the business and the artistry at the same time.


SFND MAG: So you all recently dropped an EP entitled “LVLs to This”. We had the opportunity to check out your music and we definitely think it is dope. With songs like “Ain’t Thinking Bout You”,  “Leverage” and “Outside” many fans and critics may get the impression your lyrics are both empowering and thought-provoking. Can you tell us about some of the themes and messages that you aim to convey through your music on this particular project?


MAKO GIRLS: We aim to have our audience feel something when we create our music. Whether it's just to have fun, , express your drive to achieve your goals, knowing self love and so much more. And as we continue to grow as young women, we want to relate to our audience from real world experiences, along with being able to tell our story or theirs.


SFND MAG: 2023 is soon coming to a close and 2024 will be a brand new year full of promise and opportunity. What are your expectations and predictions for this period for Mako Girls? What do you hope to accomplish in 2024? 


MAKO GIRLS: We are expecting more music, performances, and collabs with other artists and brands. We are looking forward to possibly touring, hitting more main stages for festivals such as Coachella and going to big events like BET, VMA and IHeart Radio Awards.  Along with building our fans and community across the world that love us, our sound and music, and what we represent.


Photography by Chris Brown


SFND MAG: Can you share any insights into your upcoming projects and releases that fans can look forward to in the near future?


MAKO GIRLS: There will be a new single released this year called “Snakes” that we are super excited about; exuding all the R&B vibes. More visuals for our releases starting with our recent song  “Outside”. And getting to know more of our personality on our YouTube platform so be sure to Subscribe now! 


SFND MAG: Mako Girls have a passionate and growing fan base with thousands of monthly listeners on Spotify. How do you all typically engage with your fans, and what role do they play in your artistic journey?


MAKO GIRLS: We stay connected with our fans through live, responding  to their comments, and keeping our kind/ fun energy when meeting them in person. Taking into account their ideas and opinions on future releases to make them feel like they are a part of the process too.


SFND MAG: You all have been in the game for several years now. What advice do you have for aspiring artists, particularly young women, who look up to The Mako Girls as inspirations?


MAKO GIRLS: Always stay true to who you are as a person and will excuse yourself through your music. Be  consistent with your music, presences on social media, and connect with the people who continue to support you. Finally, know the business and have fun with what you are doing, it can get hard so if you always enjoy yourself it will never feel like work. 


SFND MAG: We have one last question before we close out the interview. If you all could name one other artist or group that you feel is So FN Dope, who would it be and why?


MAKO GIRLS: i47 is an amazing rapper based in ATL as well. His delivery is crazy and can grab the attention in the room while performing. Y'all should definitely check him out, especially since he just released a new project with some guy named Lee. 


SFND MAG: Please let our audience know where they can reach you on social media and where they can support your music.


MAKO GIRLS: You guys can follow us on Instagram, Facebook, X, and TikTok @MAKOGirls. Subscribe to our YouTube channel Official MAKO Girls. And get our merch exclusively on our website at www.makogirls.com You can find our music on all stream platforms just search MAKO Girls. 


SFND MAG: Mako Girls, we can not thank you ladies enough for interviewing with us. We appreciate your time and we wish you all much continued success in the future.





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