Originally Jonas Berggren from Ace of Base wished to produce and write material for a solo female artist project. But when he met Marie Knutsen and Linda Schönberg the solo artist project became a duo. Yaki-Da was founded in february 1994. Yaki-Da ("cheers" in Welsh) recorded various singles and the album "Pride" at John Ballard's Tuff Studio. The first single "Show me love" was first only released in scandinavia and was a hit.