T'Keyah Hayes

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New York, NY
Howard University
Entertainment, Music, TV, Film
  • T'Keyah Hayes is a news writer for Nicki Swift.
  • She has written HOT 97, Clich√© Magazine, and ONSITE! TV.
  • T'Keyah is the founder of Lock In With Keyz, an urban media blog.


T'Keyah Hayes is a writer with years of experience covering pop culture, music, and entertainment. As a Brooklyn, New York native, T'Keyah has developed a love for all things culture. She began her professional career as an on-air personality for Howard University's WHBC 96.3 HD3, where she interviewed late rapper Pop Smoke. Shortly after, she became a writer for Nicki Swift in September 2020 and has since spilled the tea on the general public's faves.


T'Keyah Hayes graduated from Howard University in Washington D.C., earning a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Media, Journalism, and Film.
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