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I am gunning for the global market: YakaYaka

Zimbabwe-born and South Africa-based musician Rejoice Phaladi, popularly known as Yaka Yaka, says she is not worried about competition and is eyeing the global stage.
YakaYaka recently released her debut music video for a song titled Baddest Whine, which features talented artiste Roki.

By Sindiso Dube

The video, which was directed by award-winning Andy Cutta, premiered on Trace Africa last week.

“Local competition is not my thing. I am more for the global,” Yaka Yaka said.

“I am not looking at competing against my local counterparts, but being at the same level with the likes of Tiwa Savage. I want to represent Zimbabwe at a bigger stage and I am gunning for that big cake.”

Yaka Yaka says she has engaged big names in African music.

The artiste was born and bred in Bulawayo relocating to the United Kingdom in 2003, where she stayed for six years before moving to South Africa in 2009.

She started music four years ago with the help of her brother, who is into sound engineering, and also under the watchful eye of award-winning crooner Buffalo Souljah, who played a pivotal role in writing her first single Baddesst Whine.

Yaka Yaka has acted on South Africa’s most-watched soapies Generations and Muvhango and made cameo appearances on Isidingo.

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