In September 2019, Hurricane Dorian tore through The Bahamas devastating the islands. Like most Bahamians, singer/songwriter, REXY*, was faced with the reality that life can change in an instant. Determined to make every second of life impactful, she committed to making her childhood dream a reality. “I have a picture of myself on dress-up day and even when I was young, I was determined to become a lawyer and a pop artist,” shares Rexy.
After building a career in the aviation industry with features in Essence, BET.com, XONecole, Conde Nast Traveler, TVOne and more, she tested the waters in 2018 releasing a single, “Here To Stay” ft Jevvo which created anticipation for more music from her growing fanbase. Rexy* is kicking off 2020 releasing “All Our Lives,” a song about embracing the love you always wanted, either in a relationship or chasing a dream.
Her story is not the typical one for a pop starlet! It begins in Mastic Point, Andros (the largest island in The Bahamas). Rexy* and her family moved to Fort Lauderdale FL when she was 6 years old. She excelled in school, and loved singing, dancing, and songwriting. “I was the little girl in first grade who colored all her trees & animals purple & pink and not much has changed,” shares Rexy*. “I like my hair really big, my dresses tight, and my heels high. I'm constantly told you should tone it down, but I love being a woman! It’s Rexy!”
It was in high school, at the famed Florida school Montverde Academy, where Rexy* discovered her true talent after performing in several music shows and theatre productions. While her parents have always been supportive, they felt music would be a passing phase in a young precocious girl’s life and encouraged her to pursue her other dream which was to become a lawyer. She completed her undergrad at the University of Ottawa, received her Masters at Lynn University, summa cum laude and shortly after attended law school. Music kept its hold on her, and she continued to write songs and record with different producers into law school.
She’s launched the Freeport based, “Gyal On A Mission” an initiative created in 2018 to inspire, motivate, and mentor young girls between the ages of 12 to 17. “I know it’s cliché but Gyal On A Mission is so important because when you're from a small country or a small town, your opportunities feel limited. Reaching for the stars means soaring above them and creating the lane for others to do the same.”
Rexy’s music celebrates her Caribbean heritage and reaches beyond the Bahamian shores to lands that the little girl from The Bahamas could only dream of. “I believe in breaking the mold and living boldly! I’ve been waiting all my life to experience this moment in music. Music is my passion. And I’m finally living the dreams of that little girl holding a hairbrush singing in the mirror. I am a Gyal On A Mission!”