Sisters Underground

There is an irony in the fact that the most evocative summertime song to hit New Zealand’s airwaves in 1994, Sisters Underground’s ‘In The Neighbourhood’, was released in the depths of a particularly cold winter.

The single peaked at No.6 in June 1994, although only Auckland’s MaiFm and the bNet stations played it at the time.

Sisters Underground and the Otara Millionaires Club, Big Day Out, Sydney, January 1995
Photo credit: Alan Jansson Collection
The Boiler Room poster from 1985 printed by Volition Records, featuring OMC and Sisters Underground
Photo credit: Tim Gruchy collection
Proud: An Urban-Pacific Streetsoul Compilation (Second Nature/ Volition, 1994 / Huh! Records, 2000).
In the Neighbourhood
Sisters Underground reunite to perform 'In the Neighbourhood', 2013 APRA Silver Scroll Awards
Anika Moa with Sisters Underground and Alan Jansson.
Photo credit: Simon Grigg Collection
Sisters Underground
Photo credit: Photo by Greg Semu
Sisters Underground
Sisters Underground, with Charlotte Ryan, backstage at the 2013 APRA Silver Scrolls. Hassanah Iroegbu, Charlotte Ryan and Brenda Makamoeafi. The duo had just performed 'In The Neighbourhood' with a choir and orchestra accompanying them to an ecstatic audience. 
Photo credit: Courtesy of Charlotte Ryan


Second Nature


In 2003 Hassanah supported De La Soul in New York City.

Hassanah was the guest vocalist on the track Runaway from Soane's 2004 album Tongan Chic.

In 2006 Hassanah's vocals featured on the track What You Talkin' Bout by Young Jezzy (US Def Jam).


Hassanah Iroegbu - raps

Brenda Makammeoafi - raps

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