Teenage

Introducing JEMYNIE

O'Neil Grant

Tuesday, January 22, 2013    

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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.

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