Jamaica | Feb 28, 2023

Recording artiste, Yaksta launches debut album

/ Our Today

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Festival Marketplace in downtown Kingston came alive for the launch

Anna Lu struck a breathtaking pose during the ‘Yaksta 22’ album launch.

Reggae and dancehall recording artiste, Yaksta has launched his debut album, titled Yaksta 22.

With 19 tracks now added to his list of hits, the St Mary ‘Bush Lawd’ said that Yaksta 22 will pull back the curtains to his journey to success, which hasn’t been an easy road. The launch, which took place on the weekend at the Festival Marketplace in downtown Kingston, was a huge success, judging by the resounding support from the local entertainment industry.

State Minister in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Alando Terrelonge (left) and Dragon’s Junior Brand Manager, Arnaldo Martin enjoyed catching up at the album launch party.

As a lead-up to his appearance, performances came from well-known artistes such as Beenie Man, Chronic Law, Shane-O, 10Tik and Monifa. When Yaksta took the stage in his custom green leather outfit, the crowd went wild as he delivered an energetic performance with hits such as See and Know, Hype and Bruk and Assets.

The Dragon-sponsored launch party was testament to Yaksta’s growing fan base and big names in the industry voiced their support for his conscious music. Our Today was in the mix and brings highlights of the event.

Esse Pierre was one of the most bubbly personalities at the ‘Yaksta 22’ album launch party.
Chairman of the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association, Ewan Simpson, was among those who turned out at Yaksta’s album launch party.
DJ Shella thrilled guests with chart-topping music.
Yaksta passionately performed his songs to the listening audience, all which promoted a conscious message.
Dancehall artiste Chronic Law set the lyrical bar high during his performance.
Dancehall artiste Beenie Man came through and delivered at Yaksta’s album launch.
Yaksta’s group of powerful backup singers did not disappoint during his performance.


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