Keyondra Lockett is a soulful inspirational artist with a Fervor for Kingdom building. Keyondra is one of the original members of gospel group Zie’l and shares the accomplishment of 2x Stellar Award Nominee. Keyondra has shared the stage with artists such as Yolanda Adams, Karen Clark, Kierra Sheard, The Clark Sisters, Livrè, Tye Tribett, Kirk Franklin, Mary Mary, The Walls Group, Alexis Spight, and many more. In October 2016, Keyondra inked a toy doll deal with The Kenya® Doll Brand (Kenya® & Friends)—an African-American brand, whose mission is to empower adolescent girls of color. The deal made Lockett the first Gospel artist to ever ink a doll deal with an ethnic brand.
A strong believer in spreading awareness of self-esteem, self-respect, and self-value to young girls, Lockett’s main goal with the Keyondra doll is to vitalize today’s generation while providing girls of color something to relate to. Keyondra teamed with the brand to develop a new friend of Kenya®, on the Teen Scene™, singing sensation, Keyondra Lockett, who helps Kenya® as they face new experiences of junior high school. Together they overcome daily challenges on the Teen-Scene™. The Kenya® brand has empowered moms and daughters for many years; Lockett’s only wish is that they can continue to be empowered while enjoying Kenya® and their new friend, Keyondra. Keyondra loves God and is a ready pen for His use through the gift of songwriting. Keyondra’s writing skills can be heard on Kierra Sheard’s LED EP on which she co-wrote “Make Me Better”. She also co-wrote “Yeah Ahh Haa” for Bri (Briana Babineaux). In addition to writing for other artists, Keyondra wrote “State of Emergency” on Ziel’s album, “Pronounced Zy-El”.
State of Emergency reached the top 15 on Billboard. Keyondra has co-written with great producers such as Stellar Award Winner Derek DC Clark, Anson Dawkins, Stellar Award Winner, Grammy Nominee, and multi Stellar Award Winner BSlade, Jor’Dan Armstrong, and TedyP Williams. As a servant of the highest Keyondra gives of her time and money by participating with Non-Profits Glam Camp for Girls, Saving Our Daughters, and Rock, Paper Scissors. She has participated with Christian Services Poor Mans Super (Fundraiser for homeless) on several occasions. As an ambassador for The American Red Cross Keyondra speaks to young ladies and adolescents teaching them emergency preparedness through the pillowcase project as fostered by The American Red Cross and Disney.
Currently, Keyondra is spearheading The Beautiful Experience Campaign to help women and girls of all ages be empowered by realizing their beauty within. Additionally, she wrote the song “Beautiful” which was released to iTunes and all digital outlets on June 9, 2017, of which 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta after the campaign period in an effort to include women who have suffered the toll breast cancer can inflict on one’s self-esteem. Keyondra released her first solo project Soul Couture I the mixtape in the Summer 2012 and Soul Couture II released December 18, 2015, on DATPIFF.com, DJDexATL.com, Noisetrade.com, MP3waxx.com, Spinrilla.com, Mixcrate.com, NewH2O.com, JubileeMag.com, Hotnewhiphop.com, Soundcloud.com, and YouTube.com. Her EP, “Bring Me To”, and her newest release, “Beautiful” can be purchased on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and all other digital download outlets NOW. Keyondra is multifaceted and a powerful force empowered by God.
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