Melinda Berko a.k.a. ” Ya Asante” was born in the Bronx, New York. At 7yrs old, she began traveling from Ghana, to North Carolina, Aurora, Colorado, and finally landing in Detroit, Michigan. Melinda is no stranger to new beginnings. Her parents were born and raised in Ghana, and her father was her first introduction to music. “My father listened to so many different styles (pop, rock, gospel, Ghanaian, French, country, etc). Her latest track “Ain’t No Other” is an up-tempo outpour of emotion, harmonized to give a Pop/R &B undertone. The video was shot at Bob’s Classic Kicks in her hometown of Detroit, MI, and can be viewed on her Youtube channel. “My passion (for music) started when I was 3 years old, my father listened to so many different styles.” Be on the lookout for this rising pop Detroit native , Ya Asante is coming for your EAR DRUMS, get ready to “Rrrraarr”