We had the good fortune of connecting with Fiinix and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Fiinix, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
After 6 years in the classroom (teaching), I realised there was a much greater calling for me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved teaching, the look on a child’s face when you’ve taught them something new gave me great joy, but there was still that force pulling me back to the life of being a performer/producer/recording artiste/songwriter…

After ignoring the urge for a over a year, I decided to be brave (or some may say stupid) and take the dive; and as they say, “necessity is the mother of all invention”–because I wanted us to own all our creations, we started our own production company, Ragga Royal Productions Ltd., so we would have better control and direction of our projects because we want to maintain the purity of our concepts and intentions–we want the world to hear and feel our music exactly as we intend.

…You may notice I keep referring to “our” and “we”, that’s because the company is a partnership between myself, and a friend who I’ve been creating with since high school and who I consider to be a brother.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My art is a reflection of the way I see life and the world, and the way I’d like like the world to be. It comes from a deep part of me–if I can’t feel it in my soul, I can’t sing or write about it. The art is meant to be a soul to soul connection…and that’s what I want the world to experience when ever they engage with the music.

Getting here…has been quite a journey but I give thanks and appreciate the fact that I’ve been able to persevere through all the adversities. There have been times when I’ve felt like giving up, but being surrounded by good people who believe in you helps make those days better. There is still a lot of work to do to accomplish the ultimate goal, but giving thanks for, and celebrating all the small victories along the way has been the key to moving forward at every stage.

As it relates to the lessons learnt…just like everything in life, there will always be challenges, the real test is in how you overcome them. That’s one of the key lessons I’ve learnt along this journey. You may fall a hundred times but you have to decide whether or not to get up.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’m pretty low key, but there are some chill spots we could hit up. In Kingston, we would go out to Port Royal to one of the best fish spots–Gloria’s, get some food and drinks and head to one of a few ‘secret spots’ along the coast of Port Royal to chill.

Then, still in Kingston, we would try some Jamaican stye street food by the Harbour View Roundabout, and then chill for a bit by Danny’s Marina, also in Harbour View.

If they’re into hiking, we would also take a trek into the hills and take in the perfect views of the city and other parts of Jamaica from Hollywell.

If they were open to the adventure, we could also head out of town to Ocho Rios to visit some of the beatiful rivers there, or to Mobay for the party vibe (though there isn’t much of that right now), or Negril, or the most beautiful parish–Portland.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My team at Ragga Royal Productions, and my family.

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Shanice Ebanks

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