Yakasta set for ‘Best’ debut

Yaksta is one of the fresh faces promoters have been banking on to fill venues as he is set to perform at a series of events in the US and Caribbean this summer.

The Ambition singer will be making his first major appearance at one of Florida’s biggest dancehall festivals, Best of the Best Music Festival on Sunday, May 29 in Miami.

“I am really looking forward to making my first appearance at Best of the Best, this is one of the major events on the music calendar which caters to an international audience of people from all races, so I plan to go all out to ensure people have a great time,” said Yaksta.

Additionally, he will also be making his major Jamaican debut at The Biggest Reggae Music Festival, Reggae Sumfest.

Yaksta recently released Oil Eh Dung.

The singjay, whose real name is Kemaul Martin, rocketed into the public spotlight in 2021 with his breakout single, Ambition, which racked up 11 million views. The single espouses positive messages regarding investments, farming, hard work, and good family values.

He got a major public relations boost earlier this year when he sat in the gallery at Gordon House as Prime Minister Andrew Holness recited a few lyrics of Ambition.

“Why own a Ferrari with nowhere to park it? Why shop at Louis V when there is a Target? Farming over flossing, investment over braffings, inheritance fi mi seeds,” the prime minister intoned while members of the Government beat their desks in approval.

Yaksta shared the moment with his Instagram followers with the caption, “It was an honour to be a part of this initiative, dancehall and reggae cyaa stall.”

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