Respect | Kmetik Nyne

Irie Magazine | Respect | Kmetic Nyne

Photography By: Tavi & John Clark Photography

Kmetik Nyne


Kmetik Nyne, born Satique Hayles is a Jamaican-American Reggae and Dancehall artist based in between Jamaica and the U.S.A. As a child, he lived on the Western side of Jamaica with his mother, where he attended Barrack Road Primary school in Montego Bay St. James.

At a tender age he was bombarded with music, having elder brothers who were musicians, artiste and engineers made the little house on the hilltop a meeting ground for the local artistes.

His musical influences are that of; Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Steele Pulse; Sizzla, Bugle and “any music that comes with a conscious message”.

Although he is still taking lessons, his instrument of choice is the acoustic guitar.