Rak-Su to collaborate with Little Mix?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 December 2017


Rak-Su would love to work with fellow 'X Factor' winners Little Mix on a collaboration after receiving advice from Leigh-Anne Pinnock

Rak-Su have hinted they could be collaborating with fellow 'X Factor' stars Little Mix.

The popular four piece - made up of childhood friends Mustafa Rahimtulla, Ashley Fongho, Jamaal Shurland and Myles Stephenson - received advice from the girl group who won the ITV talent show in 2011 and would love the chance to team up with them on a track.

Speaking about the advice they got from Leigh-Anne Pinnock from the 'Shout Out To My Ex' group, they said: "The Girls from Little Mix have actually been really helpful. There's not been a great deal of interaction. I think you bumped into Leigh-Anne [Pinnock] once, didn't you?! yeah, I bumped into her and she was just saying just kinda trust the process. There can be a lot going on but just keep your head down and keep working hard.

The lads have set their sights high on collaborators for the future, with the likes of Jay-Z, Frank Ocean and Camila Cabello on their wish-list.

When asked who they'd like to duet with, the foursome told music show 'BeBox': "There are so many artists we'd like to work with, in the future.

"All the people we kinda grew up listening to and that our tastes have been moulded by like Usher, Babyface, Jay-Z, Skepta, Frank Ocean, Camilla Cabello. I mean she's good init, Little Mix there's actually so many."

Rak-Su shot straight to number one with their original winners' charity single 'Dimelo', which features Wyclef Jean and Naughty Boy, within 24 hours of winning the contest.

They will make live debut since winning the competition at Capital's Jingle Bell Ball with Coca-Cola at London's The O2 on Saturday (09.12.17).

The group - who had five songs in the top 10 of the iTunes chart earlier this week - were mentored by Simon Cowell, and he said he's convinced they will become as big as One Direction - who finished third in the 2010 series of the show, and have gone on to sell more than 70 million records.

Ashley of the group explained recently: "I think for us, we knew who we wanted to be and we knew who we wanted to be going onto the show and obviously we saw it as a good opportunity to get some exposure for ourselves, we didn't know it was going to go this far. I think we were just fortunate in that when we said we wanted to do our own songs, the staff were kind of like: 'OK, if it's really what you want to do, it's a risk but fine.'"

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