The Cool Soror Podcast welcomes singer, Keia Johnson: a Cool Soror of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Known for her bigger than life laugh and sultry voice, Keia is no stranger to the entertainment business. A certified military brat, Keia Johnson was born in San Antonio, TX but grew up all over the world. It was the move to Memphis that helped her establish her sound and performance style. She has performed with some of the best talent Memphis has to offer.
In 2003, Keia continued to lead the way by being crowned the third African-American Miss Arkansas State University – a path blazed by Debby Turner, an ASU alumnus, who would later become Miss America in 1990. Keia went on to the Miss Arkansas Pageant where she was crowned Miss Congeniality, a name that stuck with her for years to come. She graduated with a degree in Communications with an emphasis in Radio/Television Broadcasting and a minor in Political Science. But the arts kept calling her name.
Years later, it was American Idol that served as the true catalyst for “Miss Congeniality” to go to Hollywood where she wowed the judges for two seasons. Her audition performance of Celine Dion’s vocally rigorous “My Heart Will Go On” prompted guest judge and musical role model Mary J. Blige to simply declare: “She can sing!” Keia later went on to compete on Season 4 of “The Voice” as well.
Being on a talent competition taught her that her love for music was more than just winning. She just had to keep singing. And that she has done aptly honing her “gift of song.”