When Jada Gaskin wrote dancehall song ‘Va Va Vroom Vroom’ in 2019, she did not expect it to go viral on TikTok.
“I didn’t think it would have reached so far because that song was off of joke,” she said.
TikTok is a video-sharing social networking service, used to make a variety of short-form videos, from genres like dance, comedy, and education, that have a duration from three seconds to one minute.
According to the Gaskin, 20, she wrote the song during a football game, recorded it on her cell phone and posted it to Instagram, where it took off.
The original version to the song has close to 15 thousand videos attached to it, mainly people from the Caribbean but it’s a recent remix done by another TikTokker Gwendolyn Takapu that skyrocketed the song’s popularity.
“I didn’t know about the remix until I did see (sic) people was sending me some TikToks and they tell meh some DJ remix it and I feeling nice,” she expressed.
Over one million people on the App from all over the world have recorded themselves dancing to the song.
The most popular TikTokker Charli D’Amelio who has over 105 million followers and eight billion likes danced to the video on Tuesday.
Unfortunately, the young singer did not copyright the song but she said she’s thankful for the exposure.
“I’m feeling overwhelmed and happy because I never thought in a million years that this song would have reach so so far,” she said.
Gaskin told Guardian Media that she was no stranger to music and even though football is her first love, she has been in the arts from a young age.
“Since I was in Primary school and thing I used to be beating drum and thing and I naturally just like to sing. I always singing songs off of TV, “she revealed.
And while Va Va Vroom Vroom was written for fun, Jadakin, who is singed to Ztekk Empire, said she has more songs to release in the near future all dedicated to a particular gender.
“Mostly just stick to Gyal tune (sic),” she said.
She also attributed some of her success to her DJ who she said helped her with her lyrics and emceeing at various parties.
Originally from Beetham, the dancehall artiste had words of inspiration for those with similar dreams living in communities like hers. She admitted that she wasn’t always on the right path but her mother steered her back.
“Just follow your dreams because I never believed I would make it so far, I does feel so overwhelmed,” she said.
And despite not being able to financially benefit from the popular remix, the young artiste plans on riding the wave and hopes to soon release a music video.
She is also calling on Trini’s to represent by flooding the App’s For You Page with dance videos to the song.
“I want to see Trinidadians do it,” she challenged.