Fashozy Records artiste, Da’Ville delighted attendees at the recently held Young Professionals Network of Jamaica (YPNJ) function which took place at the Pegasus Hotel.
Da’Ville whose success story in music has been a source of inspiration of many of the nation’s youth was invited to be a part of the function. He performed a rare acoustic set, spliced with songs including Always on My Mind, Here We Stand, and the motivating Give Thanks for What You’ve Got.
In commenting on his involvement with the event, Da’Ville said ‘I decided to get involved because I am a young professional myself. I wanted to represent for the young musicians out there because music is a profession for me’.
Da’Ville’s involvement with the YPNJ has allowed him to meet and get acquainted with a lot of professionals.
When asked what kind of advice he would give to aspiring young professionals particularly young musicians, he said ‘Whatever you aspire to be in life, always go about it in a tactful way. Always have a professional attitude because you will be judged by how you approach things’.
The Young Professionals Network of Jamaica (YPNJ) is a non-profit, non-partisan, non-government organization that was incorporated in March 2008. It is the brainchild Yaneek Page, a young professional with a deep interest in national development, who is also the Managing Director of a legal funding company.
The rapidly expanding network already has over 600 members between the ages of 18 and 45, living in Jamaica, UK, USA, Canada, Germany, Japan and elsewhere around the world.
Its members include experts in the fields of law, medicine, information technology, the visual and performing arts, business, finance, engineering, and education to name a few. Their long term goal, among others, is to reduce the levels of migration of educated Jamaicans, increase the numbers of Jamaicans who return after completing their studies abroad, and create an avenue for young professionals in Jamaica and the Diaspora band together to make tangible contributions to national development and the betterment of the country.