for today on The Flashback Show
is Dessi-Ann Yetman
. She is a Jamaican born International Gospel Recording Artiste, Praise & Worship Leader. She is known for her unique anointing and natural flow in worship.
She had the honor of sharing platforms with international sensations like Byron Cage, Kierra Sheard, Kevin Downswell, Odayne Rhoden and Jermaine Edwards.
She is currently nominated for Praise and Worship Leader of the year by the Eddy’s Award.
Dessi-Ann has completed her LL.B at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus and has moved on to the Norman Manley Law School where she will be called to the bar in 2020.
Please tell us something about Dessi – Yetman
Guest: Dessi-Ann Yetman is a Jamaican born International Gospel Recording Artiste, Praise & Worship Leader. She is known for her unique anointing and natural flow in worship. As independent artiste, the first year Norman Manley Law School student released her debut EP titled “Predestined” with the help of the Pioneer Music Record Label. She had the honor of sharing platforms with international sensations like Byron Cage, Kierra Sheard, Kevin Downswell, Odayne Rhoden and Jermaine Edwards. The minister lives by the wise words of her mother, Diahann Thomas “When the world stands to applaud you, remember whose gift you have”. The constant reminder has played an integral role in helping the minister remain humble in the calling she has, alongside Apostle J. Andrew Scott and Pastor Dorothy Scott, Pastors of the Jamaican mega-church Greater Works International Fellowship Ministry to which she currently belongs.
How was your growing up?
Guest: Dessi-Ann grew up in Kingston Jamaica being surrounded by love and affection. Though her parents were divorced, they stood on one accord with the things concerning her well-being and enrolling her into the Vaz Preparatory School where she later moved on to St. Hugh’s High School. After graduating she pursued her dreams to becoming an Attorney-At-Law. The minister has completed her LL.B at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus and has moved on to the Norman Manley Law School where she will be called to the bar in 2020.
Tell us more of the things you were doing and why did you decide to focus on music?
Guest: Dessi-Ann’s call to ministry was a peculiar one. She was always in church, having made the conscious and independent decision to be baptized at the age of 9, but she had more religion than relationship. Being a Sabbath-keeper, Dessi-Ann wanted more from God but wasn’t sure how to go about it. Seeing her heart’s desire, the Lord allowed for a prophetic voice to enter the church she was attending. This occurrence was strange for the church as they never taught about the prophetic and they never flowed in the prophetic. The Lord used His chosen voice to let Dessi-Ann know she was called to an “international prophetic singing ministry” and from that moment she knew without a shadow of doubt that her life had purpose and she has never stopped chasing the fulfilment of that.
When did you start singing?
Guest: Dessi-Ann has been singing from when she knew herself. She has chosen to do Gospel full time to show God appreciation for spending the time to reach out to her. She is forever indebted to God for His goodness and mercy and she believes that dedicating her gift to God in this way provides an avenue to reach out to others and spread the good news while touching their lives and ministering them.
Guest: The road to ministry has not been an easy road but Dessi-Ann remains steadfast in her life-long commitment to God. From natural hurdles to supernatural hurdles, the minister has been challenged and has grown as a result of these challenges. Financially, there is a reality that comes with ministry that the singer had to learn over the years. She has learnt to be wiser financially to maintain whatever wealth that comes her direction.
Being from Jamaica, the singer has also had to deal with understanding that “international” means outside the confines of her country. It has been a rather exciting journey as she travels for ministry overseas, learning other cultures and seeing how receptive people are to whatever she has to offer. The singer had to learn to deal with different personalities that she encounters in ministry but finds that all these different facets to ministry make the experience worthwhile.
Who is your inspiration?
Guest: Dessi-Ann is inspired by anyone who whole-heartedly allows the Lord to use them because it takes a lot of selflessness to do that bearing in mind that us humans have a lot of self.
Which song do you think is the best song you have released and why?
Guest: Though her best is still yet to come, Dessi-Ann has released popular songs “Power Flow” and “You’re Still God”
Tell us about your first time on stage, were you nervous?
Guest: Gracing the stage for the first time Dessi-Ann was much younger and was very fearless. With her passion for singing, she always wanted a mic to share with the world whatever she had to say in that moment. Added to that, she has always been part of a praise team and always played an integral role. This provided tons of opportunities for the singer to lead songs though the lapse of time between backstage to being introduced and taking the mic sometimes still gives her knots in the stomach.
Any advice for other musicians who feel nervous?
Guest: Whenever Dessi-Ann starts feeling knots in the stomach she begins to pray. Fear is not of God, He has given us power, love and a sound mind. Nervousness is a branch off from fear. People can be nervous because they’re afraid they make mistakes or what have you. Prayer always works and she highly recommends it.
Tell us about your best performance?
Guest: Though her best is still yet to come, Dessi-Ann’s most memorable ministry engagement is when the NYPD (Parks Department) hosted a concert in the Baisley Pond Park and she was invited to minister. How the day unfolded was a powerful reminder to Dessi-Ann that God knows no boundaries and His grace will continuously cover her wherever He leads her.
Which musician would you like to collaborate with and why?
Guest: Dessi-Ann would absolutely love the opportunity to collaborate with powerhouses like Jekalyn Carr, Travis Greene, Benita Washington and Maranda Curtis
Can you brief us on your awards and nominations?
Guest: In 2018 Dessi-Ann is nominated for Praise and Worship Leader of the year by the Eddy’s Award. The nomination is still open until January 2019.
If you can have your fans remember one thing about you, what would it be?
Guest: Dessi-Ann wants to remind us all that we are nothing without God and she isn’t any different from any of you. She is just a natural being who submitted to God and He turned around and added a “super” in front of her natural. This means if you submit to God and chase after all He has for you, you too can enjoy life to its fullest.
Any upcoming song/ video ?
Guest: There is an upcoming music video for “You’re Still God” that is being anticipated.
How can people contact you?
Guest: Connect with Dessi-Ann on IG: @therealdessi_annyetman, Twitter @dessi_annyetman, Facebook Dessi-Ann Yetman Ministries
Give a shutout to anyone
Guest: Shout out to the parents of Dessi-Ann Yetman, Dessi Yetman (father) and Diahann Thomas (mother). She would also love to send love to her GWIF family, her Pastors Andrew and Dorothy Scott and her siblings Joshua, Ian Jr and Ianna-Lee Green.