Hot Newcomer Khalia has a summer-inspired song, Ride Up, by featuring Tifa. Produced by Billboard-charting, Grammy-winning producer Tony ‘CD’ Kelly. Accompanied by a steamy music video shot in Portmore and directed by Jay Parpworth, Ride Up has been getting rave reviews, especially from DJs on the international scene. As for Caribbean POSH, we absolutely love it! We recently caught up with the Jamaican cutie, who is signed to Kelly’s K-Licious label:
How would you define who you are?
I’d like to think I’m a ball of colourful, edgy energy; working on being the best in what I do.
How did you get your start in music?
Just a passion that got serious, through the right moves and determination.
Who or what are your biggest music influences?
Life. Life is my biggest music influence. Music is the most beautiful, universal language. I take influences from everything in life, from the sights to experiences to even feelings. And of course the dancehall greats like Patra, Lady Saw, and Buju Banton.
Where did you grow up and where do you live now?
I grew up in Westmoreland till I was 6. Then I moved to London and I’ve been there till last year December. I moved to Kingston.
What’s the best thing about being an artist?
Doing what I love every day and getting to showcase my talents. Being able to relate to so many people through a 3-minute song.
Let’s talk fashion and beauty: How would you describe your style?
My style is fun, experimental and like my personality, colourful. I love seeing colours!
Who are your top 3 favourite designers?
I don’t really have top three favourite designers, I just like out of the box, of the wall thinking when it comes to designers. Pieces that make you say wow!
Name 3 beauty products you can’t do without:
- Clean and clear dual action face moisturizer
- Stud eyebrow pencil from mac
- Virgin olive oil for my skin.
To learn more about Khalia follow her on social media @khalia100