Known as the Soca Queen of Jamaica, ZJ Sparks was invited to Trinidad Carnival 2013 to deejay at Mania (a wild party in Trinidad) and to play on The Fantasy Truck, where she worked alongside Patrice Roberts (Lead Female Vocalist in Machel Montano's HD Band), Titan VCD (Patrice Roberts' Official Dj), Gardiner VCD, Barrie Hype and Ryan Sayeed. When asked about the receptiveness of the Trinidadians, she had this to say. “It was quite an experience. Trinis go all day.”
Here in Jamaica, she recently played at Portland J’ouvert and is booked for Linstead and St Ann Carnivals among other events.
She recently put out her Soca Mix Tape called POSSESSED [download here] which she says is a 'concentrated whining session. When asked about what fans can expect on her Soca Mix tape, she said that “all the hits are on it. It's a concentrated whining session. There are only two 2012 songs on it. The other songs were all released this year and the album is over one hour long.”
Despite having just touchdown in Jamaica, Sparks won’t be lingering for long, come Saturday, March 9 she will be in Guyana along with DJ Barrie Hype playing at the Short Shorts vs. Mini Skirts party to be held at the Pegasus Hotel.
On the flip side, she writes for L3 Magazine and has been doing so for a year now. The Toronto based magazine features information on Entertainment, Music and Culture and is Caribbean-Urban focused, as it targets the who’s who in the Caribbean. Fans desirous of reading her articles may visit her website, sparkiebaby.com.
She is also a co-host of the contemporary talk show, JN Vibe, which airs on Mondays at 9:30 pm with a repeat on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm on Television Jamaica (TVJ) which allows her the opportunity to show her fans another side of her.
Needless to say, with so much to do and so many promising trajectories, Sparks won’t be slowing down anytime soon.