Liberia—Kendolen Kebbeh Kennedy, alias Brownskin is much celebrated in the entertainment industry for her outstanding talent in the Liberian Afrobeats. As a singer and songwriter, her taste for the stage arose after her parents divorced when she was still a tender girl. Aged 10 years.
Born in Monrovia Liberia, in April 1999, Brownskin grew up in a strict Christian setting home, and with the radio in their home, she was able to overcome the trauma and consistent thoughts from the breaking up of her parents.
She says: “As an isolated teenager, those lonely times and moments in the room singing was when I felt off captivity. Those were the sole moments that defined my artistry and induced the birth of Brownskin”
Since her musical start, she has dwelled more on Afrobeats and R&B, which have greatly inspired Brownskin’s sound. Last year October, Brownskin signed a recording deal with 50/50 entertainment. And after a short of working on the label, she began a journey to revolutionize which has had very little impact on representation in the greater Afrobeats arena.
In May this year, her management gave an announcement about her collaboration with Teni from Nigeria, on a single track called ‘Mary Go Round’. This track was officially dropped in June and it has been selling well via all digital media platforms. It’s a track that put Liberian music in the spotlight and made it clear that to the outside world that the Liberian creative industry is on course.
“The song, Merry Go Round addresses the continuous struggles that women endure when searching for serious relationships with men. Teni and I team up to address these men that we do not want ‘Merry Go Round’ relationships which means go back and forth, we want a stable, consistent understanding with no confusion or drama. This is a global message that resonates with women of all cultures and backgrounds,” said Brownskin