Keyshia Cole: This Is My Story Premieres on Lifetime


( ENSPIRE Entertainment ) Keyshia Cole’s Biopic Shows her Musical Journey

ENSPIRE Contributor: Ana Luque

Multiple Grammy award nominee Keyshia Cole (Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is) executive produced and made her acting debut, playing herself, in a new Lifetime biopic. The film premiered this Saturday, June 24th, as part of Lifetime’s celebration of Black Music Month.

For years fans and spectators have observed her journey through TV and social media, but now we get to see her story in her words with her playing herself. In previous interviews, Cole has conveyed that she is excited to share this intimate story about herself and her mother. Through her movie and music, Cole is a source of inspiration and sends a message of resilience and fight to her audience.

Images from the LA Premiere of Keyshia Cole: This Is My Story

This is My Story follows Cole’s early days in Oakland honing her musical talents, to the release of her popular first hit album The Way It Is, to her rise to a multi-platinum-selling recording artist and television personality. The film not only shows her successes but also her struggles and her complicated yet warmhearted relationship with her mother Frankie Lons played by Debbi Morgan (All My Children).

This new biopic was directed by D’Angela Proctor (Line Sisters) and Manu Boyer (Girl in the Basement) and features a new song recorded by the singer/songwriter titled Forever is a Thing. Ron Fair, Keyshia Cole’s long standing A&R and music collaborator supervised the music, and Grammy Award winner Warryn Campbell composed the original score. 

You can watch the film on Lifetime TV and MyLifetime. You can also watch the trailer for the film, featuring a sneak peek at the film’s themes and outstanding performances by Cole herself and Debbi Morgan who plays her mother. 
For more information about Cole and her future works you can follow her on instagram @keyshiacole.

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