Visually imparted Jamaican singer, Nigy Boy is still on a musical high after a recent Instagram endorsement from R&B superstar Chris Brown.
“I was actually vacationing on the beach in Portland, Jamaica, when Chris Brown made the Instagram post,” Nigy Boy told Caribbean Life on Wednesday. “When I took out my phone, it started pinging non-stop with notification messages. I saw I had missed calls on Whatsapp, Messenger and straight calls from the US.
“When I opened Whatsapp, I saw a message from my mother; she watches everything I do,” he added. “I saw her share a repost from Chris Brown’s Instagram story. I said ‘what? Am I reading this right?’ When I checked out the page, I saw the post saying ‘this brother is super raw’ with tons of fire emojis’.
“One friend told me, ‘yuh nuh see Breezie post you. Yuh reach next level now,.'” Nigy Boy continued. “It was exhilarating to know that I have managed to reach people on this level.”
Nygy Boy has also received thumbs up from Jamaican pop/dancehall sensation Shenseea, Karnium and even girls magnet Dexta Daps, who invited him on stage at two summer performances in Brooklyn and Connecticut, where he nearly upstaged the ‘7 Eleven’ singjay.
To harness all this recent attention, the 21-year-old visually impaired singer – whose mother was told by doctors that he would not survive outside of the womb – is releasing a new single titled “Lover Not A Fighter.”
The song, his third original, was produced by Drew Da Producer and follows on the success of previous singles, “You And I”, and “Superwoman”, which was dedicated to his mom.
On Sunday, Nov. 13, Nigy Boy has his biggest outing to date, an up-close and personal performance at Blue & Bougie, the upscale party series slated for the elegant Greentree Country Club in New Rochelle, NY.
“We felt compelled to book Nigy Boy for this gig, given his exceptional talent as a singer, songwriter, and stage performer and for igniting social media platforms with his incredible talent,” Blue & Bougie Executive Jerry McDonald told Caribbean Life.
“We see him as a rising star and feel confident that he will become a household name, not just in reggae circles but in mainstream America, given that his talent is already being compared to hit makers The Weekend, Usher and even Stevie Wonder,” he added.
Earlier this year, Blue & Bougie executives honored Jamerican actor Nick Creegan as the recipient of the 2022 Blue & Bougie Impact Award.
Creegan, who was born and raised in White Plains, NY, is a proud Jamerican. His mother is from Jack’s River in St. Mary, Jamaica.
Other Blue & Bougie honorees include Safaree: Love & Hip Hop, NY TV star; DJ Bounty Killa, singer Nadine Sutherland; Grammy-nominated music producer and music executive Cristy Barber, and radio broadcaster Kurt Riley.