Jamaican dancehall deejay Govana first built a career as a street-tough lyricist under the name Deablo.
∙ After the success of the 2017 singles “Shallow Grung” and “Gyal Clown,” he won Breakout Celebrity of the Year at the YVAs—Jamaica’s premiere viewers’ choice awards.
∙ He collaborated with Spanish-Catalan singer Bad Gyal in 2018 for their dancehall-flavored joint single, “Open the Door.”
∙ Govana’s 2018 solo performance at the renowned Reggae Sumfest helped establish him as a breakout star.
∙ Grammy Award-winning reggae upstart Koffee invited him to trade verses on the 2019 remix of the title track from her chart-topping EP, Rapture.
∙ His 2020 album, Humans and Monsters Are Not the Same, hit No. 2 on the iTunes Reggae Albums chart.