BORN Miguel Martin, this 21-year-old has been making a name for himself in the music fraternity by the stage name Jemynie.
Formerly, a student of the Ewarton High School, Martin readily speaks of his love for music, but considers himself somewhat of a late bloomer in terms of a desire to pursue a career in the industry.
That being said, he is of the belief that there is a lot he can contribute, building a strong legacy based on his talent and dedication to his craft.
TEENage: How did you get started in music?
Jemynie: Basically, my dad, he is a recording engineer, and from time to time he would take me to his studio.
TEENage: At what age did you initiate the move to make music your career path?
Jemynie: At the age of 16.
TEENage: Why music as a career?
Jemynie: I chose music because its my first love and its the greatest creation in this galaxy.
TEENage: Other than music, what career path would you have chosen?
Jemynie: It has to be Biochemistry or Human Biology.
TEENage: How would you describe your music?
Jemynie: More like contemporary pop fused with the Jamaican attitude. I try my best to do me in every song I record or any beat I make.
TEENage: What influences your music?
Jemynie: Knowledge, that's my biggest influence; my fans as well.
TEENage: Which international and local artiste(s) would you like to work with?
Jemynie: There is a plethora of individuals whom I'd love to work with; Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Ke$ha, Bounty Killer, I-Octane, and Stephen 'di Genius' McGregor.
TEENage: Which artiste do you see as a musical role model, and why?
Jemynie: Honestly, I admire everyone, I don't limit what I can learn. I believe that in each artiste's story there is a lesson to be learnt.
TEENage: Which song would you say is your greatest hit?
Jemynie: (laughing) Very good question. I have a lot so it's hard to choose but I'm gonna say FYI (Lovely Day).
TEENage: Do you have any current projects working on now?
Jemynie: I'm currently working on music videos for two of my singles, I Love Jamaica and FYI (Lovely Day).
TEENage: Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
Jemynie: The next five years, I see myself making strides in the industry, twinkling as I should; being more focused on my craft and accessing greater opportunities such as; doing international tours, making mad beats and crazy fun songs.
TEENage: How does your family feel about your career choice?
Jemynie: Honestly, I do not think they are too pleased. That being said, I only live once so I'm chasing my dream.
TEENage: What advice would you give to young persons wanting to pursue a career in music?
Jemynie: Be strong in yourself. Focus and dedicate your time to what you love -- music. After every storm there is a rainbow, so be confident, and aim to be dominant in your field. Also, life is more than what meets the eye so be kind and the favour will be returned.