Highly Favrd1 begs Jamaicans to ‘Remember the Yam’

 Highly Favrd1 is happy about the release of her EP.
Highly Favrd1 is happy about the release of her EP.

Toronto-based gospel artiste Highly Favrd1 is ecstatic about the response to her debut EP, Remember The Yam, which has six songs.

“The EP has a festival song, two gospel songs, two pro-Raptor basketball songs and a tribute to mothers. It’s a really diverse compilation encompassing the beautiful message of Christ. I released it not knowing what to expect,” she said, adding that the EP showcases calypso, afrobeat, gospel and reggae.  

“I released it not knowing what to expect .”

— Highly Favrd1

The biggest response she has received so far is for the lead song from the EP, Remember the Yam – a nostalgic song reminiscing about the island’s roots.

The EP also features two prop-Raptors basketball songs to mark the historic NBA championship win earlier this year.

 Highly Favrd1 says her goal is to speak about God's love.
Highly Favrd1 says her goal is to speak about God’s love.

“When the Raptors won the championship on my birthday, and the city went wild. I decided to go into the studio, and I recorded and released a song called Golden State Got Whopped. It got on the radio, and everyone was playing it,” said the artiste, whose real name is NeKesha Ann-Marie Blake.

And as the year comes to a close, Highly Favrd1 is preparing to release a Christmas single, All About The Christ Child, which will reach the airwaves in November.

“My goal is to use my songs to drive home the message of Christ’s love for all, and to bring peace, cheer and encouragement to all,” she said.