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Biography; Even after only a brief look at reggae history you may quickly realise some of the most world renowned Reggae artists hail from two main garrison communities.
Those of course being the afore mentioned , Trenchtown , Kingston 12 and Waterhouse , Kingston 11.These Western Kingston Ghetto areas have often been the backdrop to violent political struggle , tribalistic Gang warfare, with many residents living a daily hand to mouth existence. Amidst all this turmoil these areas have been a hot bed of talent, with music being the only vehicle for some, to elevate themselves. A way to find some kind of improvement in their social and economic position.
Doniki ‘s Interest in music Steadily grew throughout his early schooldays , first attending St Albans Primary ,and had increased by the time he reached Denham Town High School. Whilst at secondary school he took every opportunity to sing, and even then it was obvious to many he had a genuine talent.
After leaving school, at the age of sixteen, he undertook his first paid work within the music world. First he cut his teeth on romantic sound system and moved on to the legendary Killamanjaro set and to this day he is remembered as one of most exciting Dancehall performers of the period.
In 1982 he recorded his first song, she give me Icky for Mikey Tomlinson. Over the next few years he developed his style mentored first by Johnny Osborne, and then Bunny Wailer. By now he had been joined by Steady Ranks and they soon built a reputation as one of the most dynamic stage show acts.
The Duo then started writing and recording for Star Trail Productions .They enjoyed success with songs such as Trod On and Jump Nyahbinghi and it was here that a wider audience became aware of the singers.