Keonté Beals is an accomplished singer, songwriter, piano player, dancer and author. Keonté triumphs among the East Coast music scene as a multi-talented, award-winning R&B/Pop artist. Born and raised in North Preston. In 2016, Keonté released “Man Down” from his self-titled EP, followed by a second single “4 Ever” in 2017. Keonté, is a natural-born entertainer who has collected many accolades. In 2020, CBC produced a special “Keonte Beals: Christmas in North Preston” and was rated number one story in Canada and featured in “Being Black in Canada”. 2020 saw the birth of Keonte Beals Entertainment; (Kebe.ca) where Keonte launched his first book under his label. Keonte is the co- author and illustrator of his first children’s book with his younger brother Antonio, “I am Perfectly Me”. This book expresses historical pride within the African Nova Scotian community and celebrates diversity. Keonte propelled project ‘King’ in 2020 under his own company name, which, received ANSMA song of the year 2021. Keonte received acclaimed ECMA status in 2021 for R&B album of the year for ‘King’, and also collected three Music Nova Scotia awards: R&B solo recording, African Nova Scotian Artist of the Year & Inspirational recording of the year.