Khalilah’s musical journey began at the age of 12 singing for her family and friends. She went on to receive a masters degree in Education in the United States, working for a time as a special ed teacher but later returning to Jamaica to follow her true calling, rasta music. Khalilah has worked with notable producers including House of Riddim, Carl James, Bobby Digital, Phillip Smart, Fifth Element Records and has performed with artists like Capelton, Luciano, Gyptian, India Irie, Etana, Yami Bolo and others. In 2012 she won Best New Female Reggae Artiste and, again in 2013 Roots Reggae Artiste at the Linkage Awards held in New York. Her debut album, released in 2012, Zion’s Lullaby was very well received. Her works include such powerful songs as ‘Weep Not’, ‘Zion’s Lullaby’, ‘Hail H.I.M’, ‘Your Eyes’, ‘No Gunz’ and ‘Lalibela’.
Although she is based in Jamaica, Khalilah’s music has a global following. She has toured in the UK, France,Aruba ,Guyana and Holland, as well as in South Africa and Nigeria a. Her music has enjoyed a huge buzz in several other countries like Argentina where her song Unite And Be Strong, featuring fire-brand Rastafarian deejay Turbulence, sat in the number-one spot of the Black Music Reggae charts.
Her first visit to Nigeria was at a peace concert organized by Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria, where she sang her debut single ‘No Gunz’ which, for many in the audience was the heart and soul of the message. Her powerful performances left concert goers and the press with no doubt of her passion and commitment.