The troupe's name combines the word for lady in
Urdu, with the use of the word crew, which was popular with American music groups, and which the group thought gave them some "street cred". They were all of "
Caribbean descent", and "devised and produced work with an African Caribbean perspective" that drew on their personal experiences.:74 They wrote, directed, produced and acted in their productions, which combined music, dance, drama and sketch comedy:44 They were regular performers at the Theatre Royal Stratford East and contributed to the theatre's mission to reflect the diversity of
Newham where it was located.:305 They also toured throughout the United Kingdom and United States.:20
BiBi Crew reunited in 2005 without Campbell, who died in 2002, and Kay, who was pursuing a career in music.
They contributed to the emergence of a black comedy circuit in Britain in the 1990s. Along with groups such as The Posse, they "introduced a new energized performance style into
diasporic theatre in the early 1990s that was breaking away from old categories and attracting a black audience with sketch-like material, often highly political, rooted in common experience":195 Additionally, their performances at the Theatre Royal Stratford East helped to inspire the subsequent Asian revue series.:20
On A Level (1992), Theatre Royal Stratford East