I like introducing new faces and talents to the readers of my blog. With the popularity this songstress has gained in recent months however, I am sure this is not the first time you guys are hearing of Zhavea. It will be the first time reading her 1/2 dozen answers to my 1/2 Dozen Questions though…so at least I have that. (Insert big cheesy grin here)
Yeah, so…I had the pleasure of meeting Zhavea and her momager in Kingston last summer, and a more personable, humble individual would be hard to find. Zhavea is not only talented and beautiful, she is classy, friendly, down to earth and just the sweetest.
She has been working very hard on her craft, and fans will be happy to know her EP “Warrior” is ‘out deh’ and available. Her hot collab with the dancehall doctor Beenie Man, “Gimme That Love” is steadily climbing the charts, and I think it’s safe to say 2015 will be a great year for Zhavea.
Anyway…short and sweet. 1/2 dozen answers from Zhavea:
Q. How are you Zhavea?.
A. I am good. How are you doing?
Q. I am blessed and trying to stay warm. So, you’ve been making quite a stir in dancehall recently, and spending a lot of time in Jamaica. Tell us about your journey.
A. Yes, I’ve been here in Jamaica for about 2 months, and I’ve been very busy since I’ve been here. I’ve been all over the island doing promo’s, interviews, and performances for my EP “Warrior” which was just released in November. Things have been moving very fast, and I’ve made a lot of progress since being here. I had the opportunity to perform on ” Magnum Sting 2014″ during the electronic dancehall segment, which was such an amazing opportunity.
Q. “The West Indian/Dancehall Pop Princess” is how some are referring to you. How did that title come about?
A. I like to call my style of music a fusion of pop and dancehall. Even though my music leans more towards the pop side, there are many West Indian/dancehall elements I’ve incorporated to make my music sound crossover..
Q. Gotcha. You have two dancehall collabs that I know about. “Tun-Up” feat E-Dee, and “Gimme That Love” with the dancehall doctor Beenie Man. How has this experience been for you, and how has the response been?
A. “Tun up” was actually my first pop dancehall tune I released back in 2013. That song definitely opened up a lot of doors for me to be where I am today. After “Tun Up” was released, I began to open up for other major artistes in the industry. “Gimmie That Love” feat Beenie Man was such a great opportunity, and this single has definitely helped increase my popularity in the industry. That’s the single I’m pushing right now here in Jamaica. The video was released back in November, and it is getting a lot of air time. Yeah, definitely look out for that.
Q. Has your debut EP “Warrior” been released?
A. Yes, it’s a 7 track EP which was released back in November.
Q. What are you currently working on, and what can we expect from Zhavea in 2015?
A. I will be doing a lot of traveling this year to do a lot of performances. And I will be doing a lot more promo for my EP. You will definitely get more music this year as well.
There you have it. Zhavea deserves our support. Check her out on social media, and since “sharing is caring”, tell a friend. Share the info.
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Zhavea feat Beenie Man – “Gimme That Love”…