Keke Palmer’s evident star power has helped her climb into any arena she sets her eyes on. The multi-talent has often received her flowers and deservingly received countless recognitions for her talents. Yet, all her steps were leading up to what will become her most prized possession yet, her own digital network.


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The multi-talent took to social media revealing KeyTV will be launching on a screen near you. The platform’s purpose will be to spotlight a new generation of creators, as per the company’s website.

It’s also important to note that Palmer is known for always securing a job, and now she is making it her life’s mission to open doors for other creatives to get in their bag, too!

Keke "Keep A Job" Palmer

“I’ve been doing this for 20 years, but this is what I’m most proud of. Y’all always say I keep a job, now I’m making sure we ALL got one. Sharing the keys to the culture is my greatest gift – this is for you & for us, from me,” Palmer wrote on Instagram.


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Now, we take a look at how Palmer’s announcement has been brewing for nearly two decades, festering over time as she landed various gigs that includes music, hosting, television, and film.


Keke, The Actress

Palmer first graced television screens after landing her first gig in “Barbershop 2: Back in Business” back in 2004.

Palmer kept her momentum going and starred in what would become her breakthrough role in the 2006 drama film “Akeelah and the Bee.” The role affirmed Palmer was in the industry for the long run.

Palmer’s influence in media is the reason many young Black girls felt represented on television and beyond. She’s also our “Cinderella,” becoming the first Black and youngest woman to play the beloved character on Broadway.

Prior, Palmer had also set new precedence when she became the first Black woman to star in her own television show on Nickelodeon. “True Jackson, VP” came to an end by 2011, but Palmer’s footsteps proved she was only at the start of her marathon.

Since then, we have seen her still embrace her youth through the animation film “Light Year.” Plus, most recently with a guest appearance on Ludacris’ animated comedy series “Karma’s World.”


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She is also stepping into more dynamic characters in films such as “Alice” and Jordan Peele’s “Nope,” which brought in $44 million in ticket sales during its first week, as AfroTech previously mentioned.


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Keke, The Producer

Palmer is beginning to pivot in her career taking on greater control of the roles she is involved in. While working with director Krystin Ver Linden on “Alice,” she served as the film’s executive producer.

Palmer shared with The Hollywood Reporter that it was the first time she was positioned to give input on how the character should be portrayed.

“It was a great opportunity for that. I’ve produced stuff before, but not to this degree. Nor was I that appreciated or valued for my point of view. As an artist, what I have to offer in terms of the bigger picture and wanting to make sure those messages are coming across and being valued — this was the first time I was able to really walk into and truly own a position like that. To say, ‘OK, these lines? I’m not sure. I feel like Alice needs to come harder.’ Or, ‘I feel this needs to happen.’ Or, ‘This doesn’t really connect to me.’ It was always a collaboration because Krystin is a very talented writer and director. But how we were allowed to dial it in for our character’s point of view and make sure that the overall message tied in — I felt very much a part of that,” Palmer told Hollywood Reporter.

Keke, The Singer

We have also witnessed Palmer combine her love for acting with the world of music. Palmer was the voice behind the theme song of her hit show “True Jackson VP” and belted out an impressive performance as “Olivia Hill” on “Man in the Mirror.”

She had a well-orchestrated Broadway performance three years later singing beloved songs including Cinderella’s “Impossible/It’s Possible.”

Clearly, Palmer understands she can and will do it all, without leaving a single skill off the table.

Keke, The Host

Her ability to entertain positions Palmer as a cultural staple. She continues to adapt to any environment while staying true to her infectious personality that lights up every screen. Her knack for entertaining has even helped her land various hosting gigs such as the “Strahan, Sara and Keke” show and the 2021 Met Gala, in which many argue Palmer was the supreme star of the night.

Nowadays, one of the many places you can find Palmer is alongside Jimmy Kimmel on their new show “Password.”


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Keke Does It All

It’s no secret that Palmer has proven to seize every opportunity that comes her way.

Now she is ready to lead the industry and set new precedence through KeyTV.

Will you be tuned in?