Keyontia "Ki Ki" Hawkins, originally from Baltimore, MD attended The Baltimore School for the Arts where she expanded vocally from gospel. R&B, jazz, rock, into classical. This classically trained prodigy further continued her education at The Juilliard School of Music.
Ki Ki began her touring career with notable artists such as Amel Larrieux, Kelis, Angelique Kidjo, Nona Hendryx, Patti LaBelle, and The Legendary Group LaBelle.
As an established writer, Ki Ki has written and performed lead and backing vocals on dance singles, "You Don't Tell Me Anymore", "Get Up", "Thankyou", "Keep It Movin", and "Give You What You Need" for Wakko Records with singles released in the UK, and the US. She has been invited to lend her vocal styling to many studio sessions, including Raheem DeVaughn's "Love Experience" album, featured vocalist on Q-Tip's 2007 single "Work it Out", and 2009 "Kamaal the Abstract", LaBelle's 2008 "Back to Now" CD, the 2009 E.P. release of The Ki Ki Experience LIVE, and backgrounds on Nona Hendryx's 2011 "Mutatis Mutandis" album.
Ki Ki has continued to sing with other major as well as indie artists, but she is now preparing for her new project “The Ki Ki Experience” EP coming soon.