“One for allowing yourself to visualize without restraints as you come to ignore all limits and believe. That prior is the philosophy of Ya Minko and its a set of ideas that become profoundly present in all of Ya Minko’s art; really it’s the base of his wildly unique, and original musical aesthetic that ultimately separates Ya Minko from the pack. ”
Born in Libreville and now residing in the Washington D.C. area, Ya Minko's multi-genre style is influenced by his cultural background.
Ya Minko comes from a musically talented family. From a young age, he was surrounded by songwriting siblings and church-going family members leading the choir.
Ya Minko began song writing and productions in 2010, and immediately fell in love with crafting melody and rhythm, as he realized his power to positively influence his audiences.
When he moved to the Washington D.C. area in 2012, Ya Minko focused his attention on his music, sacrificing his academic career in the process. Early in Ya Minko's career, he had a minuscule budget, but he managed to become a self-taught music genius, amassing a larger fan-base in the process.
Recently, Ya Minko has recorded independently and with other hip-hop, pop, Afrobeat, and R&B artists, producing potential hit-songs. He has also performed at countless clubs and venues in Washington D.C., New York, Atlanta, Houston, Maryland, and Virginia.