Daughter of Don and Malinda Panton, she and her brother gained an audience on their YouTube channel Yaya and DJ The Panton Kids. The family friendly channel earned more than 2.3 million subscribers through challenges, DIYs, toy videos, and more. She later grew her own self-titled channel which has accrued over 1.4 million subscribers.
Her parents began making videos for the main Pantons Squad channel in January 2017. A month later, they'd created the Yaya and DJ The Panton Kids channel.
She often appears on the Pantons Squad channel in viral videos like "DAUGHTER CUTS OFF HER NATURAL HAIR PRANK!" That video earned 1 million views in less than two weeks. She became popular on TikTok with over 1.1 million fans on her account before it was banned. She has since made a new account.
She is joined on the Yaya and DJ The Panton Kids channel by her younger brother DJ. She has another brother named Bryson who was born in May 2021 and a sister named Brielle who was born in March 2023. Her first name is Sariyah.