If music can ever be described to have an element of “refined rawness” then you have aptly described Fyakin’s music. A young talent to rise out of Portmore, Fyakin is here to claim his piece of the pie with his honest lyrics and signature delivery.
Christened Nicholas Levy, he was born in St Andrew, Jamaica in 1988. Many persons have been pleasantly surprised after listening to his music as he sounds like a “seasoned Reggae veteran”. He realised at an early age that ‘writing and chanting’ was his destiny. He gratefully credits all he has accomplished to the positivity imparted by his older brother, Neumowatt, a brilliant songwriter. ‘The Most High calls on you when you are young, cause you are strong’ comments a confident Fyakin.
Fyakin finds himself surrounded by other cultural Reggae icons in the industry, such as I Wayne and Gyptian, who have taken reggae to new heights over the past few years. Fyakin humbly credits I Wayne for imparting valuable words of wisdom that has helped to keep him on the righteous path. ‘I Wayne told me to sing life music, culture music. No gun tunes, and that’s what I have been doing.’ He acknowledges however, the influences of other reggae artistes such as Burning Spear, I Wayne, Richie Spice, Jr Gong, Sizzla, in steering Fyakin’s career in the right direction.
He has performed in front of some of island’s largest audiences by making appearances at Sting, East Fest, Island Explosion, Spring Break and many more. He has also made several appearances in Florida and will soon add New York and Africa to that list. If the saying, ‘and a little child shall lead them’ holds true, reggae lovers should get ready to be positively lead down a righteous path, which incidentally happens to be ‘limitless’ for Fyakin.