From the streets of Kingston.
Garfield O’Neil Blake also known as Malakiyah fell in love with music and realized his passion for the craft at the tender age of 10 years old.
His Musical Inspirations are Dennis Brown, Niney the Observer, Luciano, Bob Marley, Michael Jackson and Marcia Griffith.
Garfield O'Neil Blake was born on October 16, 1977 in a little district called Enfield in East St. Mary Jamaica. He is a pass student of Enfield Primary & Junior High School. His mother Dorothy Blake and Father Malachi Blake is his inspiration for the pursuit in music, Malakiyah is the 10th of twelve (12) siblings.
Malakiyah’s career as an artist really began when he entered the popular local T.V talent show called Rising Stars in Jamaica; although his journey on the show was short lived he got the publicity that he
needed to continue on his musical journey.
His goal and desire is to get the opportunity to spread his music and his positive vibes on the highest level to make a difference in his country Jamaica and the world. Malakiyah is not only blessed with the gift of melody but is gifted in writing his own lyrics and is inspired by current events and his personal life.
He desires to spread positive messages through his music to uplift his brothers and sisters. And to let the world know that there is hope despite the tragedies that they may see happening.
His hope is that his country and the world at large will recognize his talent and fall in love with his music.