Versatility & A Great Pen
is not only what desribes Christou as an artist, but what drives him to prevail, as well as, thrive on an independent level.
CD sports a wide range of performing activities including singing, rapping, hosting, modeling and acting. He’s been featured on YouTube movie Money, Power & Fame, as well as, hit YouTube series Killumbia.
Skilled in poetry & creative writing, CD began writing songs at age 11 and recording music at age 12, later landing many singles on various media platforms all over the world, and first rotation spin on Hot 103.9 Columbia.
Seeing a need for many elements to keep his artistry going in a low populated area, CD started working with graphic design, and now owns his own indie label, publishing co, & branding company, Omni Empire.
Christou DaKeeng is an explosive talent that with extreme versatility & creativity in the realm of music and entertainment. The saying normally goes “doer of many, master of none” does not at all apply to this dedicated husband, father & gentleman. A singer, songwriter, rapper, actor, graphic designer, website builder, composer, beat-maker, consultant, investor, and CEO, his hats seem to revolve like ceiling fan propellers, but he has yet to see a ceiling. With superior charisma & a magnetic smile, Christou sways the emotions of his audience through the vivid creativity of his songwriting, the conviction he embeds into each word, and a creamy blend of nurturing harmonies. DaKeeng displays wide appeal in various genres and fields, and is a high-caliber artist that you should pay close attention to.
Born, Cedric Orion Dennis, the naturally gifted artist was delivered at Aiken Regional Hospital on the twenty-ninth night of July in 1987. He was raised by single mother, Cynthia Dennis and aunt, Phyllis Dennis, in a modest home located in the small town of Monetta, South Carolina, where he had an early start in music.
At only 3 years old, Cedric showed the ability to sing and lead gospel songs in front of sizeable church audiences via his mother’s encouragement. This early exposure allowed for many people in and out his community to witness and admire his ability to sway a crowd using the soft touch of his tender voice. Childhood for Christou included a stream of various journeys into avenues of academics, the arts, & other extra curricular activities. His talent for drawing art spawned at age 7, and he first joined his middle school’s band in the 6th grade. The first experience of Christou recording a song in a garage-studio, was when he turned 12. His admiration for music grew throughout his childhood, as he admired singing artists such as Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Lauryn Hill, & Boys II Men, John Legend and T. Pain as well as, rap artists such as Ludacris, Outcast, Tupac, Biggie Smalls, Jay Z, Nelly, Young Jeezy and T.I.
During his time at Lander University, Christou studied in the majors of Mass Communication and Music with an emphasis in Voice. After dropping out of college his second year, he decided to further pursue his career in music. Brandon “Philip Banx” Howell and Kwome “Swiv” Heyward partnered to start F.A.M.I.S.H.E.D. Entertainment and offered Chris a place on the team as the only singer. He was introduced to them by his uncle and then acting manager, English “E-Side” Dennis. This avenue allowed for his growth and experience performing throughout South Carolina and Georgia with music that created exposure with little promotional tactics needed. Chris began to develop many professional relationships on the music scene with many dj’s, artists and personalities throughout the Southeast such as, Charalmagne Da God, VA tha Boss Chick, VJ LordJazz, DJ Frosty, DJ Chuck T, Collard Green, Lil Ru, The Legendary DJ Prince Ice, DJ Aaries of HoodHard DJs, DJ B-Lord, Big Ish, and many others, ultimately landing his first radio hit feature with Pure Pain/SKC artist Kenny Kane. Their song “Fly Away” gained wide attention throughout the southeast and the US.
Since that success, DaKeeng pushed to reach a higher staple in the music industry, and has dropped 2 mixtapes (GameCocky, Open Book), 1 street album (Quiet Storm), and a recent album (Next Chapter). Next Chapter is the first album Christou DaKeeng has produced and is the second music project released under his own music & publishing company, Omni Empire. Back in 2015, Christou and his wife, Jelisa “Lisa Luv” Jackson-Dennis started Omni as partners to help grow and power their separate entities. Their company allowed for both of them to act in their professions and develop other entities along the way. Not only did Christou cultivate his music career creatively, he began to maintain the business elements of it like, graphic design, web building, booking, contracting, business proposals, and marketing. The elements he used for himself as an artist, was applied to other businesses and artists to help grow their awareness, promotional needs and marketing efforts.
From a small background, Christou DaKeeng, is growing on a large scale and very quickly. He has won a South Carolina Music Award for Single Of The Year, Best Male R&B Artist from the I Love Being From The South Awards, and numerous nominations in many categories. He has opened for major artists such as, Rick Ross, Gucci Mane, Lloyd, Life Jennings, Sean Paul of Young Bloods, Pastor Troy, PeeWee Longway, Travis Porter, Gorilla Zoe, Ray J, Trina and more. His music magnetizes and soothes his audience. His fans become loyal and continuous listeners. You could compare his versatility to that of Beyonce, Prince, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, and such major artists of that caliber and ability. You can see proof of that with his April 20th release of Next Chapter.
Long live DaKeeng!
Christou DaKeeng – “Magic School Bus”
This is the audio for the second single release of the 2019 album release Next Chapter by Christou DaKeeng, written by Christou & Lisa Luv
Every great king needs a great team. Here’s some of the people that keep the artist moving forward to higher heights in business & entertainment.
Jelisa Jackson-Dennis is the wife of the artist and Co-Owner of Omni Empire LLC with Christou as well. She is a model, licensed cosmetologist, and mobile stylist.
Kwome "Swiv" Heyward
Road Manager/Business Partner
Big Swiv is the go-to guy for Christou’s booking and operational needs. Also a partner of the company, he has great interest in investment and entrepreneurship.
This award-winning studio has crafts and engineers Christou’s music with great detail and innovation.
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