Buku Abi (Joann Lee Kelly) Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Buku Abi is an American actress and singer who is widely known for being the daughter of the most successful singer, . She has been separated from her father for several years and has spoken out against him. She has released numerous albums such as Don’t Call Me.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States


Distinctive Features

  • Thick Eyebrows
  • Fuller Lips
  • Tattoo on right thigh

Buku Abi Favorite Things

  • Style – Herself in a Dalmatian Sweatsuit
  • Person – Her Mother
  • Part of Nature – The Ocean
  • Hobby – Music

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Buku Abi Facts

  1. Abi wanted to use a name other than her birth name in her career. Initially, she went by the stage name “Ariirayé”. Then in 2016, she changed it to Buku Abi and has been known by that name ever since.
  2. In 1998, Abi appeared in the video for and R. Kelly’s duet, I’m Your Angel. The single was a huge hit, ranking number 1 in the United States.
  3. In 2000, she was featured in the official music video for R Kelly’s song, I Wish from the album
  4. In 2015, Abi collaborated with her father, R. Kelly and recorded the song Wanna Be There in order to patch up their severed relationship. The song had appeared in R Kelly’s album, The Buffet.
  5. She released her debut R&B album, Don’t Call Me in 2019, which was produced by her brother Jay.
  6. Abi has spoken out against her father, following the release of the Lifetime documentary, Surviving R. Kelly (2019), which deals with s*xual abuse allegations made against him.
  7. Abi has admitted that she had contemplated suicide during the time she had received online abuse in light of the accusations against her father.
  8. Abi has termed her father to be a monster and has said that she came to know of her father’s misdeeds when she first went to public school as an early teen.
  9. According to her, music saved her life.
  10. In 2019, Abi, along with her mother, appeared on the 3rd season of the WEtv reality show, Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta.

Featured Image by Buku Abi / Instagram


Facts of Joann Lee Kelly

  • Gender Female
  • full nameJoann Lee Kelly
  • middle nameLee
  • nicknamesBuku Abi, Ariirayé
  • birthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States
  • Date of Birth March 19, 1998
  • Age 26 years 2 months
  • Horoscope Pisces
  • Lucky Number 4
  • Lucky Stone Aquamarine
  • Lucky Color Sea Green
  • Best Match for Marriage Cancer, Scorpio
  • nationalityAmerican
  • net worth$300 thousand
  • professionActress, Singer
  • weight55 kg or 121 lbs
  • height5 ft or 152.5 cm
  • hair colorBlack
  • eye colorDark Brown
  • body type / buildSlim
  • motherAndrea Lee
  • brothersJaya Kelly aka Jay, Robert Kelly Jnr.

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