As part of the platinum-selling girl-group Seduction, April Harris-Holmes filled dance floors the world over. On R&B-inflected tracks such as “Heartbeat,” circa 1989, her voice was pure honey, belting lyrics like: “Our love is so sweet, sweet enough to eat.”
Perhaps those lyrics were a form of foreshadowing. These days, Harris-Holmes is “Keeping You Sweet” in a different way. Her all-natural cheesecake company, launched in Newark, has expanded to more than a dozen Whole Foods stores in less than a year’s time.