Genre: Dance/Electronica, R&B, Soul
Jedda, born Dominic Ashani Dwayne Smith on October 17th, 1993, is a Jamaican Recording Artiste and Songwriter. He was born in Kingston, Jamaica, to Charmaine Smith, a schoolteacher, and Wayne Smith, a retired accountant. He grew up in Portmore, St. Catherine where he attended Bridgeport High School and is currently attending Portmore Community College where he is pursuing an Associate Degree in Business Studies.
As a child, music was always present in Jedda’s life. He was always singing and entertaining friends and family and dreamt of becoming an entertainer, a dream he expressed to his family in earlier years. They were adamant however, that he at least completes high school successfully prior to pursuing his musical aspirations. In April 2008, after hearing and recognizing Jedda’s real talent, his father decided that it should not go unheard.
In the summer of 2011, a friend (Dr. Clement Williams) introduced Jedda to Norman Chambers. Norman had all the answers and links necessary to make Jedda’s dream a reality. That affiliation that saw Jedda’s first single, Let’s Go, being released in October 2011.
Jedda has identified some of his musical influences as Ne-yo, Usher, Chris Brown and Ken Boothe among others. He has also admitted to admiring Beyonce for her singing and performing skills and Priscella Renea for her writing and singing skills. Significant to him is the fact that his major influences, Ne-yo and Usher, share the same birth month (October) as he does.
Be on the watch for this up-and-coming musical prodigy, his undeniable talent and dedication to music and his career has fast-tracked him into becoming a force to be reckoned with.