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Nigy Boy Aims To Fully Utilize His University Degrees: “I Can’t Have Them Hanging Up On The Wall”

May 31st, 2024

Judgment singer Nigy Boy says he is determined to find a way to balance his dual passions of music and law as he prepares to pursue a law degree.

Acknowledging the demanding nature of both music and the legal field, Nigy, who already holds a double-major Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History with honors from Stony Brook University in New York, said that his academic achievements would not merely be decorations on a wall.

According to the Montego Bay native, having invested significant time, effort, and energy into earning his degrees, he intends to actively utilize his qualifications in his professional life.

“I am planning on pursuing a law degree, which will be a daunting task because we both know that music is very jealous, but it falls up to me now to find a way to strike that delicate balance where I can balance both. I definitely intend to put my degrees to good use,” Nigy told veteran entertainment journalist Anthony Miller in a recent edition of The Entertainment Report.

Nigy Boy with his mother Claudette Hill

“I can’t just get them and have them hanging up on the wall. No, no, it took me a lot of work. It took a lot of time and energy and effort to get them,” the singer, who also plays the saxophone and drums, added.

Nigy, who is set to perform at Reggae Sumfest in July, rose to prominence earlier this year with the release of Continent, one of the standout tracks on Rvssian’s Dutty Money riddim. Following this success, he released Judgment, another collaboration with Rvssian on the Payment Plan riddim.

Two Saturdays ago, the New York-based artist was the toast of the Gleaner which dedicated its editorial to lauding his academic success, hailing him as “deserving of our attention”, while noting that his graduation from Stonybrook as that of a determined young man making his way against all odds.

The publication noted that, aside from being celebrated for his hit Continent, he ought to be hailed for reasons such as being an “inspirational example for schools”.

“Blindness has not quelled the vision of Nigy Boy, and he is marching steadily towards his ambition of becoming an attorney-at-law. Blindness does not mean hopelessness.”

Rapper Nas, Nigy Boy

“We learned that his hit song Continent, which has scored more than 11 million views on YouTube, is about paying homage to women, something that is anathema to dancehall. The upbeat music that is dancehall often masks the disrespect meted out to women, and criticisms are ignored,” The Gleaner’s editorial noted.

“From all accounts, Nigy Boy is a fighter, he has been doing that since birth. A premature baby, given up for dead, he has thrived and risen to unimaginable heights in the entertainment business,” it added.

The publication also referred to Nigy’s “incredible story” that while he was “about to be carried off to the morgue”, he had “cried out and was rescued post-haste” and was incubated for three months “and the doctors still had their doubts. They thought I wasn’t going to make it”.

On May 7, Nigy received a standing ovation during a session of the New York State Assembly, where he was honored as a special guest. He was hailed by House Speaker Carl Heastie for his significant contributions to the music and creative industries.

In February, Nigy returned to Jamaica for a two-show appearance and a visit to his alma mater, the Salvation Army School for the Blind where as a youth, he mastered Braille, honed his skills as a soloist and, according to him, “gained a lot of self-confidence at this school”.

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