Ashleigh: When did you first start singing? How did you get into the industry?
Keida: I started out as a part of the KeepLeft camp. I wasn’t signed to them, but Leftside was the person who introduced me to music as a career and recorded my first hit singles.
Ashleigh: How would you describe your sound?
Keida: Hmm… it’s a little hard for me to define my sound because I try to be versatile. I don’t set too many boundaries for myself, so you may hear me sing anything from an acoustic piece to house music, and quite possibly anything in-between.
Ashleigh: Do you write your own songs?
Keida: Sometimes I write by myself but I also enjoy bouncing ideas off my peers and writing collaboratively as well.
Ashleigh: Did you ever imagine that your hit song “Jamaican Boy” would be this successful?
Keida: Not in the least. When I released the song I was still at college and working set design jobs on the side. I thought it would be a one time thing. I didn’t consider a career in music or what that would require.
Ashleigh: Any plans on releasing an album soon? What have you been working on in the studio lately?
Keida: My mix tape is set to be released on the 15th of April.
Keida: I admire so many artistes but I think I’d sound good on a track with Tarrus Riley or Beres. It would depend on the genre really.
Ashleigh: If you could have only 3 songs on your Ipod, what would they be?
Keida: Something You Forgot by Lil Wayne, Another Level by me, and The Chapel by Stephen Marley.
Ashleigh: If you weren’t doing music, what would you be doing?
Keida: I’d be doing Visual Arts.
Ashleigh: What advice do you have for persons aspiring to be in the music industry?
Keida: Stay true to yourself, believe in yourself, and live your craft everyday.
Ashleigh: I never leave my house without…
Keida: My phone.