The murder of a father figure can strike a devastating blow on the life on a young man. Just ask Nyne X who has struggled with the memory of his father's murder, but has been able to summon the fortitude to flip that tragedy and use it as emotional fuel to drive him towards success in his life.
Born Tifroy Anthony Clarke on August 23, 1990, this rookie deejay has been carving out a reputation in the streets because of his complex metaphors and unique flow. Nyne X’s debut single “Money Me A Look For” is already a radio hit, which has been added to the playlists of several popular radio disc jocks. Some music critics are already touting as an artiste as a rising star in dancehall.
Nyne X grew up in the rough streets of Kingston 11 turfs in the gang-ridden community of Waterhouse, with his father, a hard working electrician and mechanic, his mother and beloved sisters.
He began his early education at the Seaward Primary School before winning a place at the prestigious Kingston College institution.
Then tragedy struck when his father was murdered.
The family was forced to re-settle in an even tougher neighbourhood, that of Waterford in Portmore, St. Catherine.
Determined to set an example as a leader for his family in the wake of his father’s death, Nyne X focused on his academic life, where he excelled in many subjects, especially Geography, which stimulated his aspirations to become a first-class pilot. However, at the age of 14, he fell in love with music and began to pen lyrics of his own.
The musical fire was stoked by Nyne X’s brilliant showing at a weekly talent show in Waterford, where he wowed a tough audience spoiled by megastars such as Vybz Kartel and his former protégé Black Ryno.
However, even after that breakout performance, he remained focus on his books and did well at all eight (8) subjects in the regional CXC exams, and graduated from KC with his diploma.
“It was priceless experience, never to be forgotten, I made great friends and fans alike, as the whole school was aware of my lyrical talent, and very supportive and I won't let down my Fortis family," he said.
However, the harsh reality of his family’s financial situation threatened to thwart his ambition to become a pilot. So, he landed a nine-to-five job as a clerk, and began to seriously pursue his musical dream.
“My real passion is music so I am putting all my energy into it. I am ready to shake up the entire dancehall industry and to take dancehall into another stratosphere,” he said.
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