Yaya has lived and breathed creative expression since she was a little girl.

Before she could even read, Yaya would play a song repeatedly just to memorise the lyrics. She remembers her first song, Goodbye, by Australian soft rock duo Air Supply, and that she used to perform duets of the song with her dad during family karaoke nights.

At seven years old, she started to write in her diary before going on to write her own autobiography. “Unfortunately, it didn’t sell,” she laughs. Of course, we still think that writing an autobiography at that age is an impressive feat.

Yaya cites her parents as inspirational figures in her life that have taught her the importance of hard work and kindness. “They’ve kept me up in my highest of highs and the lowest of lows,” she says.

Yaya hopes to bring a soulful vibe with some added laughter, wackiness and teamwork between the other DJs. It’s also highly likely that there’s going to be some hot chocolate accompanied by deep and meaningful conversations.

She’s excited to be part of the Progresif Radio team and to get to work together with some of the best DJs in the country.

“I’ve always seen radio as a door that I needed to open so that I could learn more about myself, other people and the media industry in Brunei,” she says.

Make a batch of hot chocolate and tune in to Yaya on Mondays to Thursdays, from 7pm to 9pm.