Being the younger sister of heavyweight deejay Mavado, singer Joey Brooks knows there is a lot of pressure to deliver.

The weight of expectancy has eased considerably since she recorded her first song, Heartbeat, seven years ago. Now signed to Live MB Music Production, Joey Brooks has released a handful of singles including her latest, Your Love.

“There is a lot of pressure being his sister but I’m doing this myself because I’m independent. But I do take a page out of his book when it comes to dealing with negatives,” she said.

Mavado is one of contemporary dancehall’s biggest acts. His feud with arch-rival Vybz Kartel got national attention eight years ago as their Gully and Gaza camps clashed.

The 28-year-old Joey got involved in the fashion industry as a model after graduating from Queens High School with eight CXC passes.

She is also a certified practical nurse.

Her songs are conservative compared to her famous brother’s hard-driving hits.

Heartbeat was followed by other ballads such as Emotions, Faraway, Waiting for You (featuring Mavado protege Flexx) and Close to You.