Mariama Goodman

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Mariama Goodman
Genres Pop, R&B, dance
Years active 1995–present
Associated acts Solid HarmoniE, Honeyz

Mariama Goodman is an English dancer and singer who has been a member of the bands Solid HarmoniE and the Honeyz.

Biography[edit]

Solid HarmoniE[edit]

Goodman began her pop career in 1996 signed to Jive Records in the United States with Solid HarmoniE. The group had the same management as, and toured regularly with, 'N Sync and the Backstreet Boys. The group disbanded in 2000

In 2013, two other members of Solid HarmoniE reunited.

Honeyz[edit]

When Solid HarmoniE split, Goodman returned to the UK and was invited to join the Honeyz alongside Celena Cherry and Naima Belkhiati. Former member Heavenli Abdi had left the Honeyz after two singles. The album Wonder No. 8 went gold and spawned five top ten singles: "Won't Take It Lying Down", "Never Let You Down", "Love of a Lifetime", "End of the Line" and "Finally Found". At the Maxim Awards in 2000, they won the prize for Best British Girl Band and were also nominationed in that year's BRIT and MOBO Awards. Heavenli Abdi returned to the Honeyz when Goodman left and they released two more singles which charted at number 24 and 28. The band then split. Goodman moved to the United States for two years and when she returned to the UK she began her training in midwifery. She graduated with a First Class Honours degree and is working as a midwife. She also has a daughter.[1]

Despite Celena Cherry insisting in 2009 that there was "zero" chance of Honeyz getting back together,[2] it was confirmed in October 2012 that Honeyz would be reuniting for The Big Reunion documentary on ITV2 in January 2013.[3][4] Although Belkhiati was in the original lineup, she decided not to take part in the reformation, so Goodman took her place. The series began airing on 31 January 2013 and followed the group rehearsing for two weeks ahead of one major comeback performance at the London Hammersmith Apollo on 26 February 2013. The bands also went on an arena tour.

Personal life[edit]

Mariama married actor Andrew-Lee Potts on 20 August 2014.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mariama Goodman on the future of the Honeyz". Kettle. 18 September 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Balls, David (27 April 2009). "Whatever happened to... Honeyz?". Digital Spy. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Kerry Katona and Atomic Kitten pals reunite". The Sun. 18 October 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Atomic Kitten and 5ive set to reform for ITV2's The Big Reunion". Metro News. 18 October 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  5. ^ Mariama Potts (20 August 2014). "Today I become Mrs Potts". Twitter. Retrieved 18 September 2014.