Flexxing with... Navino
DANCEHALL artiste Navino, who is known for his slang 'Nuh Sey A Word' has a lot to say through his music.
Born Ricardo Fraser, this 24-year-old singjay/deejay has been making a name for himself among the giants in the music business, and is one of dancehall's fastest rising artistes.
Navino, a past student of Spanish Town High, has put aside his training in construction to build his musical career.
In 2011, he recorded Chillin' Time on the Overproof riddim, that launched is career in the big leagues. He has since released tracks like Party We Sey and Age Is Just A Number now blazing up the airwaves.
Music is also a big part of part of his family as both parents are members of the choir and award-winning saxophonist Dean Fraser is his uncle.
But, at first, music for Navino was just for fun.
"To be truthful, if I did not take up music as my first career choice, I would have gone into the army," he said.
He describes his music as fun and filled with melody, and he shared that he approaches his career as if he is an international artiste.
He told TEENage the two artistes he would love to work with are Alicia Keys, because of her beautiful voice and the love for the music, as well as Tarrus Riley.
"I grew up listening to artiste like Spragga Benz. I want to do music like how he does it; you actually feel the music. He was one of the persons who inspire me to do great things."
Since he signed with JA productions, for the last year, it has been productive.
Navino shares that is in order to make it in the industry, "you have to stay focussed and learn the business".
— O'Neil Grant