Visually-impaired dancehall singer Nigy Boy acknowledged in State Assembly – Carib Vibe Radio

Visually-impaired dancehall singer Nigy Boy acknowledged in State Assembly

Visually-impaired, Queens-based dancehall singer Nigy Boy continues his meteoric rise to global superstardom, when he achieved what some say may be a first for a dancehall artist.

Last week, Nigy Boy, 23, whose real name is Nigel Hector, was invited to be a special guest on “Queens Day” in Albany, during a New York State Assembly session, by Caribbean-American Assembly Member Alicia Hyndman.

Hyndman announced in her presentation that the singer has been working for her as an office intern.

“He’s been my intern, and he hails from Springfield Gardens, Queens,” she said. “So, while we have him here, I’d like to introduce him.

“He’s a reggae superstar, and, most weekends, he could be in Guyana, Jamaica, Bahamas,” she added.

In an historic move, Nigy Boy was welcomed to the floor by House Speaker Carl Heastie, whose grandfather hailed from the Bahamas, who thanked Nigy Boy for his “contribution to music and arts.”

“Continue your great work and know you’re always welcome here,” Heastie urged.

Besides pursuing his musical dreams, Nigy Boy is a student at the State University of New York (SUNY) in Long Island, majoring in political science and history. He is expected to graduate with a bachelor’s degree later this month.

In 2021, Nigy Boy garnered the attention of R&B superstar Chris Brown, who hailed his talent in an Instagram post that has changed the trajectory of his career and inspired him to keep singing.

Earlier this year year, Rvssian – who has produced hits for superstars Travis Scott, Post Malone, Cardi B, 21 Savage, Davido, Byron Messia, Shenseea, Vybz Kartel, Sean Paul and Charly Black – added Nigy to his popular “Dutty Money” riddim.

Nigy Boy has since released singles “Judgement” and “Nomad.”

He recently performed alongside African Giant Burna Boy at a sold-out event in Georgetown, Guyana, where he teased a soon-to-be released duet with an unnamed overseas-based 11-year-old female artiste.

The song is scheduled for release in a few weeks after the video has been completed, Nigy Boy said.

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