Dancehall newcomer Nigy Boy receives standing ovation at NY State Meeting Session

On Might seventh, which marked Queens Day in Albany, New York, visually impaired Dancehall artist Nigy Boy was a particular visitor on the New York State Meeting session.

He was invited by Caribbean-American Assemblymember Alicia Hyndman, who revealed that Nigy Boy, born Nigel Hector, has been working for her as an workplace intern.

“I’d prefer to introduce you to Nigel Hector also called Nigy Boy. … He’s been my intern and he hails from Springfield Gardens, Queens. So whereas we have now him right here, I’d prefer to introduce him. He’s a reggae famous person, and most weekends, he may very well be in Guyana, Jamaica, Bahamas,” she stated.

She additionally identified a few of his most up-to-date achievements, together with 550,000 Instagram followers, nearly 250,000 month-to-month Spotify listeners, and “over 160,000 streams simply final week alone for his latest music ‘Judgement’ on Spotify.”

Home Speaker Carl Heastie welcomed Nigy Boy to the ground and thanked him for his “contribution to music and humanities.” He additionally made be aware of his upcoming efficiency on the UBS Area in New York on Friday. Nigy Boy may even carry out in Palm Seashore, Florida, for the primary time on the Florida Jerk Competition throughout Memorial Day weekend.

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“Proceed your nice work and know you’re all the time welcome right here,” Home Speaker Heastie added.

Nigy Boy, who was all smiles, obtained a standing ovation and spherical of applause from the state meeting members.

A viral sensation

The 23-year-old political science scholar at Stonybrook College in Lengthy Island had been overlaying songs on Instagram and TikTok lately till he caught the eye of Jamaican GRAMMY-winning platinum producer Rvssian.

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Nigy Boy labored with the producer on his well-liked Dutty Cash Riddim to launch the music “Continent,” which took the airwaves and social media by storm. The music has since racked up 11 million views on YouTube and over 2.5 million Spotify streams. Many dancehall followers regarded it as the very best music on the riddim, which additionally featured artists corresponding to Jada Kingdom, Govana, Sean Paul, Valiant, and extra.

On one other riddim by Rvssian —  the Fee Plan Riddim — Nigy Boy launched “Judgement” not too long ago, which has garnered over 6 million YouTube views.

He’s at the moment engaged on new music whereas finding out to turn out to be a lawyer.