Born and raised in Jacksonville, FL, Kia's family always knew she would be different. Raised by her Grandparents, Kia and her younger brother would sit inthe room and practice singing. She would peck at the keyboard and he would bang on phone books and margarine containers making music. She never saw music lighting her career path even though she by the 5th grade had written 4 songs. She was even a part of a "Grade School Singing Group" called Voices of Soul. Just as many other artists she got the bulk of her singing experience in church. Even though she had a terrible case of stage fright, she would still sing nervously in front of the entire ch...urch congregations on Youth Sunday or while singing on the praise team.
She learned to write away her troubles. She wrote memories, life events, and the multitude of emotions that altered her life at the time. It wasn't until a year later and thanks to a post made on Facebook that she entertained the idea of performing her work in front of anyone. Nevertheless, she gathered up the courage to perform in front of an audience. A week later, she saw a Facebook post for The Cypher Poetry then at Café 331. The response from the audience made her want to come back again, and that’s what she did.
Kia Flow is usually performing, featuring or hosting at various open mics, poetry shows, movies and plays all around the Southeast Region. This young woman is more than a talented poet; she also has the gift of gab and is a seasoned host. Kia has hosted a number of shows throughout Jacksonville, FL and Charlotte NC.
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