Krystn was born and brought up in Bamburi, Mombasa. She studied at Shimo La Tewa Primary School, before proceeding to Aga Khan Secondary School. At the age of only 8, Krystn was already developing as a singer, and she was a constant attraction in her school and church choir. In 2001, Krystn took the plunge into recording when she first did a few songs with seasoned Coast musician, Ema Chichi. They worked together for a while even producing her debut album “Naomba”. Unfortunately, there were a few differences both personal and professional between them and Krystn Ndela decided to redo the album later in 2004. Krystn is also a member of Silaha, a group of Coast Gospel artists who aspire to create an avenue for Gospel artists to progress as a unified force while giving a platform to less recognized musicians.