Bahja Rodriguez Talks Split From OMG Girlz & Going Solo

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Former OMG Girlz group member Bahja Rodriguez, pronounced (BAY-JAH), is putting her girl group behind her and moving forward with the launch of her solo career and the release of EP, It Gets Better.

Besides being very talented, I was surprised to learn that the 19-year-old had such a good head on her shoulders. During our talk about her new EP and the direction she wants to take her career, Bahja spoke openly about why the group split and starting over.

On Splitting from the OMG Girlz and Going Solo
Our split was abrupt for me because as far as I was concerned we were all on the same page about moving forward (musically). When the group ended, I was upset because I didn’t initially want to go solo and I didn’t know how I was going to do it. My entire creative team that I worked with while I was in the group was taken from me. I had to start completely from scratch and figure out how I was going to do it, who was going to produce, who was going to engineer, where I was going to record, how I was going to write…I just had to figure it out.

On Why the Group Really Split?
It was a lot of things we didn’t agree on. What played a big part of it was that we were turning 18 and we were able to make our own decisions without our parents’ consent. We all love our moms and take into consideration about what our moms feel and what they say and that was kind of what clouded some of our business decisions. Just having our moms involved but it wasn’t a nasty split or anything negative. I don’t have any bad blood with any of the girls actually. I just think it was for the best and we still talk. Brea (Breaunna Womack) and Zonnique (Pullins) were actually at my listening party. We still talk and we see each other when we see each other but there is no bad blood or anything.

 

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On Whether it’s Inevitable for Girl Groups to Have Drama & Ultimately Split
With most girl groups that’s what they always say because girls tend to be messy but it’s inevitable for a group to split whether it’s a girl or boy group. When you put a group of people together, everyone is different and everyone wants to do something different. I personally feel there wasn’t enough longevity for our group. We started when we were twelve and ended when we were about eighteen and we were still kind of pushing the OMG Girlz hair color thing and we wanted to grow up.

 

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I definitely think it’s inevitable [for a group to split] but it doesn’t have to be a nasty split unless you make it a nasty split.
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