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Top African American actress coming to Kenya to promote Machakos school

Most famous for her starring roles in Living Color, Keymáh is the only female to feature in the five seasons of the Fox Emmy-winning series and is an American national merit scholar with a degree in theatre from Florida A&M University.

By Jackie Amisijackieasmisi94@gmail.comTuesday, 04 Oct 2016 12:25 EAT

T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh (right) at the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival in 2013.

An award winning African American actress is expected in Kenya this Thursday October 6 on a humanitarian visit.

T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh, a renowned star who is an icon to many beyond the screens, will jet into the country for a visit at I Can Fly International’s Butterfly House School in Machakos. The school is a safe haven for girls and boys, and was founded by an African American woman named Sha Givens, who now lives in Kenya.

This will be Keymáh's first time in Kenya, and during her stay she will participate in volunteer work at the school from 7th to 11th before heading to Egypt on 12th of October. Keymáh is an avid traveller and humanitarian, and is one of the leaders of the modern day natural hair movement in Hollywood and wider society.

Most famous for her starring roles in Fox's In Living Color, Keymáh is the only female to feature in the five seasons of Fox Emmy-winning series and is an American national merit scholar with a degree in theatre from Florida A&M University. Keymáh was also casted in CBS's Cosby as Tonya Baxter and Disney's That's So Raven.

A Chicago native like President Obama, Keymáh has worked as a singer, dancer and actress, and has won the title of Miss Black Illinois (her home state) and 1st runner-up in the Miss Black America pageant. Young women all over the world consider her as a natural icon.

Kenyan women will especially admire  her natural hair, which she has kept from the time of her movie role in Living Color. She is also an author of a book titled Natural Woman/Natural Hair in which she demonstrates her experiences in wearing natural hair on television.

The writer is a student of communication and journalism at Moi University and intern writer at the Kenya Free Press.





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