BIG VOICE, commanding stage presence, and a warm personality- these are traits that come to mind when fans describe Javada. This dynamic deejay, songwriter, and upcoming dancehall legend's work speaks for itself; so much that, Spanish superstar singer, Enrique Iglesias, requested and featured Javada on the 2016 Billboard charting, 'Spanglish' remix of his song, Duele El Corazón (The Heart Aches).
Born Nevada Myrie, Javada grew up in East Kingston, Jamaica. He spent much of his time listening to and emulating his favourite deejays Bounty Killa, Shabba Ranks, Terror Fabulous and Buju Banton. Consequently, Javada learnt his impressive vocal and performing skills, and was unknowingly preparing for his future career in music; but it remained only a hobby for many years.
Javada is motivated by the happiness he feels when recreating and sharing the never-ending joy that music brings to all; something that he thanks his grandmother, ‘Ms. Rob’, for teaching him as a child. She would always play music and invite Javada to dance with her whenever she faced stressful situations. She also always encouraged his interest in music, and would ensure his family members did the same. Though Ms. Rob unfortunately passed away before she could see her grandson on the world stage, her lessons and memories remain with him as a constant reminder of his purpose.
Javada features on Enrique Iglesias' Billboard charting song, Duele El Corazon.
In 2014, Javada decided to “take music seriously”, and so released his first official project; a mixtape, entitled Rude and Smooth. The name is indicative of the raunchy and romantic mix of songs the project contains. Rude and Smooth has played a key role in establishing Javada as a unique asset to dancehall, and Jamaican music overall. It shows Javada’s versatility as a deejay and writer, as well as his appreciation for a range of musical genres. Easy Does It (featuring Nicky B), Special Delivery and Came My Way (featuring Chevaughn) resonated especially well with listeners, and enjoyed extensive airplay on a number of Jamaica’s top radio stations. The song entitled, Gyal Dem Ready gained traction in South and Central America, and was also the song that laid the foundation for the collaboration with Enrique Iglesias.