Dancehall Tours - hosted by Pantason - Episode 25 - IWaata
Welcome to Dancehall Tours a series where we interview artists about how cannabis plays a part in their music.
Today our host Pantason interviews Dancehall artiste Iwaata. This young blood grew up in the Kintyre community and attended Mona Primary and then Papine High school, falling in love with music at an early age.
“I got the name IWaata from my grandfather because I was allergic to a plant in my yard and when I looked at it, it always used to make my eyes run water, so him say ‘eye water yu fi name’ so when mi start to do music in the second form, mi decide to use the name my grandfather give me, ‘eye waata’ and change the meaning because mi come from the inner city, and I Waata is the signature of the poor,” he said.
In recent months, IWaata has released songs such as ‘Launch an Attack for Boyzie Records and ‘Wanna Be Gyalis’ and he has seen his stocks rise after he inked an official recording and booking deal with Papine-based Boyzie Records. The young deejay’s first jumped into the spotlight He with his song, Swinging Bridge’ and he has grown from strength to strength.