Kayo (2)

Real Name:
Kayode Maria Söderberg Shekoni
Profile:
Kayode Maria Söderberg Shekoni (born 17 April 1964), better known as Kayo Shekoni, or just Kayo, is a Swedish pop/dance singer, TV personality and actress of Nigerian descent.

Kayo has been working with a lot of things, in the 80´s was she a big star in Sweden when she got a smash hit with "Vill Ha Dig", with the group Free Style (2). Kayo left the group in 1981. She then worked as a backup singer and dancer for various Swedish artists such as The Creeps and Anders Glenmark. She is a classically trained ballet dancer and performed professionally for many years.

In 1990 she became part of the Nordik beat scene and released a self-titled influenced club-soul album on The SweMix Label, the music was mostly swingbeat but some tracks were reggae and house and featured hip hop influences. It was produced by label co-founder Stonebridge with Christian Falk and Alexander Bard (from Army of lovers). She released 4 hit singles of the album. Her second album was a Swedish language soul-pop album entitled ‘’Kärleksland’’ (1993), which featured songs by Orup and was well received by radio. "Out There" was a album with world music. 1997 "Le Click feat. Kayo" was released under that name only in the USA.

Kayo had the leading part in the Swedish movie named "Pillertrillaren" in 1994. Between 1994-1996 was she one of the leaders in the TV-show "Fångarna På Fortet". At the end of 1996 she moved to the USA and became a "Housestar".

In the year 2000 she meet Blossom and together with Gladys they starred with Afro-Dite, they did shows with music from the 70´s.

Today she works as a skin therapist and but also takes on showbiz assignments. In spring 2010 she performed at the Melodifestivalen, not as a competitor, but performing a medley of past winning songs with several previous winners. In 2010 the co-hosted pan-Scandinavian TV-show Inför Eurovision Song Contest 2010, series of four episodes, analyzing all the competing songs submitted to that year's Eurovision Song Contest. She also works as a DJ, co-runs a night club and performs with disco & cocktailjazz band Cotton Club and Afro-Dite.
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Albums

SWE LP2 Kayo (2) - Kayo album art Kayo (2) Kayo (Album) SweMix Records SWE LP2 Sweden 1990 Sell This Version
CHLP 1 Kayo (2) - Kärleksland album art Kayo (2) Kärleksland (Album) Cheiron CHLP 1 Sweden 1993 Sell This Version
07863-67528-4 Kayo (2) - Le Click Featuring Kayo album art Le Click Featuring Kayo (2) Le Click Featuring Kayo (2) - Le Click Featuring Kayo (Album) RCA 07863-67528-4 US 1997 Sell This Version
SRCD 54170 Kayo (2) - Out There Featuring Kayo album art Out There Featuring Kayo (2) Out There Featuring Kayo (2) - Out There Featuring Kayo(CD, Album) Scandinavian Records SRCD 54170 Scandinavia 1997 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

BORG12 Kayo (2) - Going Back To Basics! Volume 1 album art Natural Experience Featuring Kayo (2) / Quaker State Natural Experience Featuring Kayo (2) / Quaker State - Going Back To Basics! Volume 1 The Brothers Organisation BORG12 UK 1990 Sell This Version
SWE T27 Kayo (2) - Gimme Your Love album art Kayo (2) Gimme Your Love (Single, Maxi) SweMix Records SWE T27 Sweden 1990 Sell This Version
SWE S36 Kayo (2) - Brother album art Kayo (2) Brother (Single) Swemix Records SWE S36 Sweden 1990 Sell This Version
12 BORG 4 Kayo (2) - Change Of Attitude album art Kayo (2) Change Of Attitude (Single) SweMix Records 12 BORG 4 UK 1990 Sell This Version
SWES 22 Kayo (2) - Another Mother album art Kayo (2) Another Mother (Maxi, Single) SweMix Records SWES 22 Sweden 1990 Sell This Version
Chc 1 Kayo (2) - Om Natten album art Kayo (2) Om Natten (Single) Cheiron, BMG Chc 1 Sweden 1993 Sell This Version
CHC4 Kayo (2) - Torka Dina Tårar album art Kayo (2) Torka Dina Tårar(CD, Single) Cheiron CHC4 Sweden 1993 Sell This Version
CHC 21 Kayo (2) - Om Du Vill Ha Mig Som Jag Är album art Kayo (2) Om Du Vill Ha Mig Som Jag Är(CD, Single) Cheiron CHC 21 Sweden 1993 Sell This Version
CHC 8 Kayo (2) - Kärleksland album art Kayo (2) Kärleksland(CD, Single) Cheiron CHC 8 Sweden 1993 Sell This Version
chc10 Kayo (2) - Sommar album art Kayo (2) Sommar(CD, Single) Cheiron chc10 Sweden 1993 Sell This Version
SLIMCD 007 Kayo (2) - Let It Begin - Peace In Mind album art Kayo (2) Let It Begin - Peace In Mind(CD, Maxi) Fat Lady Records SLIMCD 007 Sweden 1996 Sell This Version
07863 64975-4, 07863-64975-4 Kayo (2) - Don't Go album art Le Click featuring Kayo (2) Le Click featuring Kayo (2) - Don't Go (Single, Maxi) RCA, Logic Records 07863 64975-4, 07863-64975-4 US 1997 Sell This Version
SRCDM 53292 Kayo (2) - These Honest Hands album art Out There Featuring Kayo (2) Out There Featuring Kayo (2) - These Honest Hands(CD, Maxi) Scandinavian Records SRCDM 53292 Scandinavia 1997 Sell This Version
none Kayo (2) - Wannabe (Somebody Special) album art Kayo (2) Wannabe (Somebody Special) (Maxi, Single) Vision Park Records none Sweden 1998 Sell This Version
74321-62166-2 Kayo (2) - If I Can't Have You album art LFO (Lyte Funkie Ones)* featuring Kayo (2) LFO (Lyte Funkie Ones)* featuring Kayo (2) - If I Can't Have You (Maxi, Single) Logic Records, Trans Continental Records, Inc., BMG 74321-62166-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
STOCKCDS 30 Kayo (2) - Innan Natten Är Över album art Kayo (2) Innan Natten Är Över (Single) Stockhouse STOCKCDS 30 Sweden 2006 Sell This Version
MILKRCDSPR002 Kayo (2) - Tiden Är Vår album art Shirley Clamp, Brolle Jr, Sven-Bertil Taube, Frida von Schewen, Dogge*, Janne Åström, Sandra Oxenryd, Arvingarna, Chris Lindh, Velvet (6), Kayo (2), Gladys del Pilar, Magnus Bäcklund, Frank Ådahl, Gunilla Backman, Tommy Ekman Shirley Clamp, Brolle Jr, Sven-Bertil Taube, Frida von Schewen, Dogge*, Janne Åström, Sandra Oxenryd, Arvingarna, Chris Lindh, Velvet (6), Kayo (2), Gladys del Pilar, Magnus Bäcklund, Frank Ådahl, Gunilla Backman, Tommy Ekman - Tiden Är Vår(CDr, Single, Promo) Milk. MILKRCDSPR002 Sweden 2006 Sell This Version

Compilations

RDJ-65313-4 Kayo (2) - The Mini Mix album art Le Click Featuring Kayo (2) Le Click Featuring Kayo (2) - The Mini Mix(Cass, Comp, Promo) Logic Records RDJ-65313-4 US 1997 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

MILK CD 001, MILKCD001 Kayo (2) - Julskivan (Nyskrivna Julsånger Framförda Av Svenska Artister) album art Shirley Clamp * Dogge Doggelito * Sven-Bertil Taube * Nordman * Kayo (2) * Frida Von Schewen * Velvet (6) ,* Jan Åström* * Sandra Oxenryd * Arvingarna * Brolle Jr * Magnus Bäcklund * Gladys Del Pilar * Chris Lindh * Frank Ådahl * Gunilla Backman * Tommy Ekman Shirley Clamp * Dogge Doggelito * Sven-Bertil Taube * Nordman * Kayo (2) * Frida Von Schewen * Velvet (6) ,* Jan Åström* * Sandra Oxenryd * Arvingarna * Brolle Jr * Magnus Bäcklund * Gladys Del Pilar * Chris Lindh * Frank Ådahl * Gunilla Backman * Tommy Ekman - Julskivan (Nyskrivna Julsånger Framförda Av Svenska Artister)(CD) Milk., Milk. MILK CD 001, MILKCD001 Sweden 2006 Sell This Version