STAR of the Month : Devin Di Dakta

February 01, 2017
Devin Di Dakta
Devin Di Dakta
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Current Grammy nominee Devin di Dakta is the STAR OF THE MONTH for February.
Devin grew up in Highgate, St Mary. Born Anthony Clarke, he attended St Mary High School and graduated with eight CSEC subjects, including mathematics and English. He first intended to be a paediatrician but so deep is his passion for music he has made it his life. Music tugged at his heart strings and he could not resist.
The move paid dividends in 2015, when Devin di Dakta became a household name in Jamaica, following victory in the Magnum Kings & Queens of Dancehall competition. King Devin was just 19 years old.
Three years earlier, Devin had won the Tastee Talent Trail Competition at just 16 years old.
He gets inspiration from dancehall artistes Vybz Kartel and Beenie Man,
Devin di Dakta has captivated audiences with his lyrically ingenious content. Among his releases are RrriBambiDengDeng, which was produced by StarStrucK Records. He has done other hits such as Run Mi Down, Say Dem A Gyallis, Ride Ride, Homba Bike, Gyal A Bubble, Foreva More, Fix Een, Rev Out Di RR and Backaz Yuh Love.

He has begun to further his development by collaborating with musical legends Sly & Robbie, who produced his debut EP Reggae For Her with Singer J.L., which was released in September 2016. On December 6, 2016, Devin was nominated for the Grammy Awards in Best Reggae Album category.

This honour earned Devin the distinction of becoming the youngest nominee since the award's inception in 1985.


AWARDS

Tastee Talent Competition (WINNER) 2012
Unruly Clash King (CHAMPION) 2014
Magnum Kings & Queens of Dancehall (WINNER) 2015
Youth View Awards (Breakout Celebrity of the Year - Nominated)
Youth View Awards (Young, Hot, Hype Male of the Year - Nominated) 2016
Grammy Award (Best Reggae Album- Sly & Robbie Presents: Reggae For Her - ceremony pending, February 2017

 

Do you want to know more about Devin di Dakta? Send your questions to star@gleanerjm.com.

 

 

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