Of her debut EP, “intro to Ckai,” Ckai says with a laugh “I love hard, so I wrote a bunch of songs about it…” Fresh, honest, relatable, smooth, & soulful are just a few words to describe this independent singer’s style & approach to making music. Some have described Ckai as a 2013 cross of artistic expression dating back as far as the 60’s Jazz, R &b, Gospel, Rock greats to present day Pop.
Hailing from OKC, Ckai is a young woman on a mission to make great music and to inspire others along the way Ckai got her start in This business at the age of 15 as a Choir director and vocal phenom (known by the moniker Ckai),for some of the biggest choirs known to OKC. Ckai also Participated in countless seminars, and gospel workshops Her Mother and grandmother among others in her family taught, directed, played, and composed music (including Evelyn LaRue Pittman (aunt), composer of “Done Made My Vow”)
Ckai is also the main Vocalist for the long running group Change (formerly Luther Vandross old group),. At 18, Ckai started doing backgrounds and public events with many of the industries best such as…. Monica, Marquez Houston, Jagged Edge, Issac Hayes, Atlantic Starr, Morris Day and the Time, The Delphonics, Midnight Star
Fast forward about 6 years, after spending time in college and as a business woman Ckai made up her mind that music was her heart’s true passion. Ckai began working as a songwriter which later earned her the opportunity to hone her skills and perfect her vocal aswell as songwriting abilities.
Ckai in one expression “…Bubbly, loving, sincerely romantic but self-reliant, self-empowered, girl’s-girl trustworthy…” This is noted honestly in her body of work
Nowadays Ckai Dawson is set to raise the bar for herself with the release of a new reflective EP, “Ckai Dawson Pt.1,” Ckais goals are to not only make great music, but to encourage young adults to express themselves through their art and to show that it is possible to make a career out of the arts, if they choose. Ckai is also tapping into her enthusiasm for other forms of art by working as a brand ambassador and designer for several up and coming fashion labels Ckai Dawson is working this year! She is ready to make her mark as a singer, songwriter, philanthropist, entrepreneur, fashion enthusiast, & all around artist. Ckai invites the world to join in on the journey as the voice to look out for.