Despite being advised by many persons in her inner circle not to pursue a career in music, upcoming Reggae Artiste De-Andre is determined to make her mark in the world of music.

“I’ve been drawn to music from a very early age; I began singing in church when I was six years old. From those early days, I knew I wanted to be an artiste but most of my relatives and family members were against it. So I eventually gave up on the idea for a while but I just couldn’t let go of my dream and a year ago I started singing again,” said De-Andre.

The talented 22-year-old who’s a graduate of St. Jago High School is confident that she has what it takes to be a star. “I am not bragging but I know that I’ve been blessed by the Creator with an abundance of talent. I’m a very good songwriter and I can sing and I have the right image. I know it’s going to take a lot of hard and dedication but one day I’m going to be a star,” she said.

De-Andre is set to make her debut next month with the release of a thought-provoking single titled When Was The Last Time. “This song has a very positive message that I believe will resonate with music lovers worldwide. It’s a very beautiful song and I am so excited that it’s going to be released soon.” Also in the works for De-Andre is a seven-track EP which is slated to be released early next year. De-Andre given name De-Andre Smith grew up in Harkers Hall, St. Catherine.