Those who know him cannot help but love him a son, brother, cousin, friend, promoter, and explorer but to date his greatest role is that of a father. The love he has for his daughter is breathtaking and no doubt it is this same selfless love that has led to his success as an indivi...
Those who know him cannot help but love him a son, brother, cousin, friend, promoter, and explorer but to date his greatest role is that of a father. The love he has for his daughter is breathtaking and no doubt it is this same selfless love that has led to his success as an individual and an entrepreneur. A native of Cabaret Haiti, JN always has and will remain the pride and joy of his beloved city.
Like many Haitians, JN migrated to Port-au Prince to further his education. While at St.Louis Gonzague and Jean Narcisse, he met and befriended many of the artists who are now part of the Haitian Music Industry (HMI). During that same period JN developed a love for entertainment and began to focus on different aspects of the business on an informal basis. Despite these connections and new found passion, it was unclear how these forces would define the future for this son of Cabaret.
Influenced by Felix Lami, Jean Dominique and Master Dji- legends in the Haitian broadcasting and music industry- whom he often listened to as a child JN traveled to Guadeloupe in 1994 to pursue a double major in Journalism and Architecture at the Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, . Upon completion of his degree in 1998, JN traveled to Paris, where he spent a year touring the City of Lights. Having had these opportunities to explore life outside his native home, JN developed a greater understanding of different cultures which has allowed him to advance as a person and a journalist.
Upon his return to his native home JN went back to his music roots. He got involved with artist management working with performers’ like- Rap N Family, Live JAM, Fefe, Money Mike from original rap staff, and EUD. It wouldn’t be long after, that he migrated to the United States where he landed in Linden, NJ-a place he now calls home. This however did not put a stop to his passion for entertainment. On the contrary, it opened his horizons as JN began to promote and manage the hottest Zouk Club (DClub) every Sunday night in Linden.
Outside of broadcasting and entertainment, Black is also passionate about sports. In fact it wouldn’t be far fetched to describe him as a fanatic. This love has led him to use his architectural skills gained in college to design many sports venues (College Notre Dame Du Mont- Carmel, La place D’arcahaie, Le terrain au Lac, et Le terrain du Tabarre) prior to migrating to the States. It does not stop there – Black is also recognized as one of the best coaches of Sports Interscholaire in Haiti. His management and coaching skills earned him the title of best manager in the city of Cabaret. During his tenure as a coach, his team played 45 games with all except one game ending in a win. He led his team to six championships, which propelled him to become the President and director of sports for the city of Cabaret from 1999 to 2004.
Within the last 10 years, Black, as many within the Haitian community know him, has become a friend. He is welcomed in the homes of many as he broadcasts the latest news from around the world or updates the community regarding the recent developments and achievements in the HMI. Everyday he strives to better his craft by working tirelessly on his own production- the 1 TV SHOW (KRYTIK SHOW) airing on
ISLAND TV, PVS HAITI, BAMBOCH. In addition, Black also worked as a broadcaster for Radio A.I.P.A
In his latest venture as Executive Director of Radio.Telekonpa. JN has partnered with the Francois brothers to create Telekonpa.com- the hottest Entertainment Website that will captivate its audience with the latest news, views and opinions about the HMI, the Caribbean, Fashion and entertainment as a whole.
With all of these achievements under his belt, JN continues to stay true to his heritage, his passion, his daughter and himself. His desire to inspire and promote his culture remains a dominant force within his life and no doubt he is set to continue achieving great success.