At just 19 years old, Me’Kayla is poised to revolutionize the Gospel music landscape with her unique blend of a remarkable voice and soulful melodies from a Gen-Z perspective. Hailing from a small town with big dreams, Me’Kayla’s passion for music ignited at an early age, drawing inspiration from the rich traditions of Gospel, Jazz and Blues, while infusing it with the vibrancy and relatability of her generation. “I’m just a church girl from Tallahassee, FL, I’m beyond blessed to call Motown Gospel my home now. This journey is a dream that’s now come true, and I can’t wait to share my music with the world.”
What sets Me’Kayla’s music apart is how she speaks directly to the experiences, challenges, and triumphs faced by her generation. She seamlessly weaves together timeless messages of hope, love, and redemption with modern rhythms and melodies, creating a sound that’s not only spiritually uplifting but also speaks to the realities of the digital age.
Me’Kayla’s musical inspirations are varied and range from Little Richard, Ray Charles, Luther Vandross, Dawkins & Dawkins, and The Clark Sisters, to Jazmine Sullivan and Kim Burrell. In fact, it was Kim Burrell who discovered her on Instagram, and called Harry Connick, Jr. to rave about her. Connick then reached out to a top executive at Motown Gospel, who promptly signed her while she was still in the 12th grade.
The Tennessee State University co-ed is a majorette dancer in the Aristocrat of Bands, as well as a featured vocalist on the bands’ GRAMMY-award winning LP, The Urban Hymnal, which won Best Roots Gospel Album at the 65th GRAMMYS®.
Produced by Sir The Baptist, Aristocrat of Bands is the first collegiate marching band and the first HBCU marching band to ever win the accolade.
Her very first single will drop this year, entitled “Werking” featuring Churchppl, written and produced by Sir The Baptist, with her debut EP coming early next year, also produced by him.
Me’Kayla is a name to remember, a voice to cherish, and a beacon of light for all who seek meaning, purpose, and a deeper connection through the universal language of music.