LYNKAGE: Welcome, Could you tell us a little about yourself and how you got started in the music industry?
K.K: I am Kris Kelli, a Jamaican born Reggae/Pop singer. I was discovered singing “Turn off the lights” a Nelly Furtado original at Karaoke by Nelly Furtado`s manager, Chris Smith who is based in Toronto, Canada in August 2002.
LYNKAGE: What are some of the challenges you’ve faced as a female artiste?
K.K: They are a lot of challenges in this industry for both males and females; however as a female being in a male-dominated industry, it’s a bit more challenging for the males to take us seriously, in terms of getting us booked for shows or even getting the proper airplay that we deserve.
LYNKAGE: What is your most memorable moment as a singer?
K.K: I would have to say that my most memorable moment however is headlining a major concert in Okinawa, which is a country directly below Japan. I was the only Jamaican artiste on the show, let alone female artiste, so I definitely represented our country well.
LYNKAGE: Where else have you performed outside of Jamaica?
K.K: I have fortunately been to a lot of countries due to my music. Some include Japan, countries in the Caribbean, Europe, and Canada and off course the U.S.
LYNKAGE: What are some of the not so good moments as an entertainer?
K.K: As an entertainer we are always in the publics’ eye. Even when we are not working, we are basically still on show. So it`s good to know how to balance being an entertainer and still have a personal life.
LYNKAGE: What is that one thing that gets on your nerves?
K.K: I terribly despise hypocrites.
LYNKAGE: What Makes your Day?!!!
K.K: Doing what I love to do best, Music.
LYNKAGE: What do you do in your free time?
K.K: In my free time, I love to relax with my family and friends, watch some DVDs and read novels. I am a very laid back person when I am not working. I try to appreciate the quiet times as much as possible.
LYNKAGE: What is it like being you?
K.K: Being me, is great because every day I wake up knowing that my job is also my passion. I run my own label, Double K Records, alongside my Double K team, so I am always working and learning as much of the business as possible.
LYNKAGE: Do you write your own songs?
K.K: Yes I write my own material.