Meet the Cole Clan: Keyshia Cole Siblings in the Spotlight

The most famous of the Cole Siblings,  Keyshia Myeshia Cole, formerly Keyshia Johnson, was born on October 15, 1981, and is an accomplished American singer, songwriter, television personality, and actress.

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The Cole Siblings explained briefly

Today we dig into her siblings, from eldest to youngest, who they are, and what they do, individually.

Sean Cole

Place of Birth: Oakland, California
Profession: Rapper
Notable Works: Street Thugs, Outlawz

An image of Sean Cole, Keyshia Cole brother
Meet Sean Cole, of the Keyshia Cole siblings. Photo: Sean Cole Instagram

Under his stage name, Nutt-So, he initiated his rap journey as a member of the Street Thugs, alongside notable names in the hip-hop scene like Pound and Mo-Savage.

Although their collaboration was short-lived, they managed to release a single album titled “Not To Be Fucked With” in 1994 through Snake Pit Records.

Following their disbandment, greater opportunities awaited the aspiring rapper, determined to establish his mark in the industry.

In 1996, Sean Cole joined forces with rapper Paris to craft his debut album.

However, for reasons that remain undisclosed, the album never materialized.

Despite this setback, Sean Cole received a significant vote of confidence from none other than Tupac Shakur, arguably one of the greatest rappers of all time.

For any aspiring rapper, receiving recognition from a living legend held more weight than achieving platinum sales.

Subsequently signed to Death Row Records, owned by Suge Knight, Sean Cole contributed to a track for MC Hammer and collaborated on nearly ten songs with Shakur.

This collaboration led to Sean Cole becoming an official member of Tupac’s esteemed hip-hop collective, the Outlawz.

Neffeteria Pugh (December 4, 1979 – Present)

Place of Birth: California

Profession: Producer, Author, Actress

Notable Work: Frankie and Neffe Show

An image of Pugh, one of Cole Siblings
Pugh posing for a selfie
Photo: Pugh Instagram

Neffeteria “Neffe” Pugh proudly identifies herself as a reality TV mogul, with roles extending to authorship, acting, and her past position as an executive producer on the reality documentary series, The Frankie and Neffe Show.

This series, co-created with her late mother, Frankie Lons, aired for two seasons in 2009.

It provided a glimpse into their lives, showcasing the expected humor and escapades of a mother-daughter duo.

A familiar face on BET reality television, Neffe made her debut in 2006 on the series Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is.

She later appeared on another show centered around the life of her renowned sister, Keyshia Cole: All In.

In addition to her television ventures, Neffe is also an author, having penned two books, namely My Happiness Is My Sanity and The Price I Paid.

These works delve into her challenges of balancing professional endeavors with personal life, offering insights into the unique journey of being a sister to one of the music industry’s biggest names.

Keyshia Cole (October 15, 1981 – Present)

Place of Birth: Oakland, California
Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Television Personality
Notable Achievement: Platinum Selling Recording Artist

An image of Keyshia Cole posing for a photo
Keyshia Cole posing for a photo.
Photo : Keyshia Cole Instagram

Keyshia Cole embarked on her musical journey at the age of 12, guided by the encouragement of none other than MC Hammer.

By the age of 15, she was already making connections with legendary figures like Tupac.

Her debut album, “The Way It Is,” featured hit singles such as “I Changed My Mind,” “Never,” and notably, “I Should Have Cheated.”

Selling over 1.6 million copies, the album’s success endured for over a year on the charts and achieved gold status in just 17 weeks.

Proving her initial success was no fluke, her second album, “Just Like You,” claimed the No. 2 spot on the Billboard 200.

It garnered a nomination for Best Contemporary R&B Album at the 50th Grammy Awards, surpassing her debut with an astonishing 1.7 million copies sold in the U.S.

In 2019, Keyshia Cole made a notable return to the scene by featuring on the single “All Me” by Kehlani, reminding a new generation of R&B enthusiasts of her enduring musical prowess.

Elite Noel (July 12, 1985 – Present)

Born: California
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Rapper
Notable Work: Keyshia Cole: All In

An image of Elite, one of the siblings posing for a selfie
Elite, one of the Siblings posing for a selfie
Photo: Elite Instagram

Elite, a reality television, and social media personality, has carved her path in the music industry, following in the footsteps of her older sister.

However, her prowess extends beyond being a musician and artist; she is equally recognized as a savvy businesswoman.

Notably, she holds the position of CEO at #FuturisticSoul and is the co-founder of Klub Kosmetics, as indicated in her Instagram bio.

In addition to her entrepreneurial ventures, Elite has released several singles, including “BAE,” “Count Up,” and “Survive.”

“BAE,” unveiled in 2017, was accompanied by a music video, showcasing her multifaceted talents in the realm of entertainment.

It is said that Keyshia has another brother, Sam, who was the one who shared the news of their mom’s passing.

Not much is out there about him, but it seems he’s into music and keeps up on Instagram.

After their mom, Frankie, passed away, Sam posted this touching video of them together on his Instagram.

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