I was born, Elizabeth Ann Thompson in Manhattan, Kansas on April 3, 1957. I changed my name to Akilah Monifa and then to Akilah Bolden-Monifa. The latter remains my legal name.
Today I officially join Adele, Babyface, Cher, Ciara, Kesha, Shakira, Bjork, Bono, Charo, Aaliyah, Iman, Sting, Madonna, Coolio, Eminem, Prince, Flea, Pink, Teller, Penn, Twiggy, Fabio, Nas, Liberace, Nelly, Sade, Seal, Sinbad, Tiffany, Vanity, Rhianna, Ashanti, Maxwell, Mo’Nique, Selena, and Zendaya all mononymous people with my mononym Kiki.
Peace, love, joy, gratitude, faith, compassion, and blessings.