mavado

mavado

David Constantine Brooks, (born 30 November 1981), better known by his stage name Mavado, is a Jamaican deejay, singer and songwriter, signed to We the Best Music Group and Cash Money Records.

David Constantine Brooks was raised in Kingston, Jamaica‘s Cassava Piece community. His grandmother gave him his first musical experience at a young age, bringing him to church to sing.[2]

He cites the music of Bounty Killer as an early influence.[2] The boyhood idol became his mentor when at the age of 15, Bounty took him under his wing to show him the ropes of the music industry and introduced him to his manager, dancehall music business legend Julian Jones-Griffith, who would go on to manage Mavado’s illustrious career.[3] He decided to name himself “Mavado” after the Swiss watch company Movado, with his manager altering the spelling.[4]

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