Today marks a special day for Jamaican dancehall artiste Mavado as the Settle Down singer celebrates his 41st birthday.
Throughout his career, Mavado, born David Constantine Brooks, has released multiple party anthems and has done international collaborations with the likes of Nicki Minaj, Wyclef Jean, DJ Khaled, Laza Morgan and Future, just to name a few.
The former Gully Gaad specialises in dancehall and is known for producing several hits. The artiste was previously signed to Cash Money Records, but he’s currently signed to We the Best Music Group.
Raised in the St Andrew community of Cassava Piece, Bounty Killer was one of his early influences. When the talented teen was just 15, Bounty Killer became his mentor and dancehall legend, Julian Jones-Griffith, began managing his career. His breakthrough single, Real McKoy, was released in 2004.
He has released several albums, including Gangsta for Life: The Symphony of David Brooks, Want War and Mr Brooks…A Better Tomorrow.
Here are five of the entertainer’s most popular songs.
(WARNING: Some videos contain explicit lyrics)
Release date: 2021
Synopsis: In this hit, Mavado shares that he is not perfect and has to keep it real. He also tells of his love for his family and friends.
Release date: 2016
Synopsis: The entertainer sings about individuals who are not progressive. He talks about life’s journey and encourages individuals to never give up on their dreams.
Release date: 2017
Synopsis: This is one of the artist most popular songs. It talks about money in all its form.
Hope and Pray
Release date: 2009
Synopsis: Mavado in this track, talks about people being envious of his success. He sings that he hopes and pray for God’s guidance and protection from his enemies.
Release date: 2017
Synopsis: As the title suggests, this song is one that the artist dedicated to his mother. He thanks her for all that she taught him.
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