Kefa / About
Kefa is a Louisiana native who began his musical journey at an early age
as a part of the church choir. His childhood experiences in the church
choir influence Kefa to begin songwriting and eventually, teaching himself
to play the keyboard. Kefa credits his passion for wanting to learn how to
write songs and sing came to his grandfather, the King of Northern Soul,
link. Barnes. “I sit back from time to time and listen to some of his songs
thinking to myself wow, this is definitely an accomplishment and also a
motivational piece for me”.
In addition to his family background and life experiences, Kefa draws from
other mainstream inspiration to craft his unique and soulful sound. Artist
such as Fred Hammond, Boyz II Men, Jay-Z and Usher all have inspired
Kefa’s versatility in songwriting and music production. In 2010, Kefa
released his first project Soundtrack of My Life, collaborating with other
independent artist such as Jimmy Chutes from Garden League, Career the
Brain, Boogs Malone, Renzo Da Boss.