Sweet Mickey : The Creole Sensation

A former musician of Haitian decent during the 80’s well into the 90’s. Sweet Micky (Michel Joseph Martelly) was and still is regarded as the spokesperson of compas music in his home country. Born on February 21st 1961, in the state capitol of Haiti, Port-au-Prince, Michel Joseph Martelly was raised in a middle class family, his father, dealt in the oil industry and his grandfather from his maternal side was a well-known song writer himself, mainly focused on his personal political stances.

From 1984 to 1987, Sweet Micky relocated himself to the United States after personal affairs, in which he was employed in construction and enrolled in college. During the late 80’s, Sweet Micky returned to his native country and embarked into the music industry as a pianist, performing in local clubs and lounges of upper-class parts of Port-au-Prince.

In 2004, following this 2004 Haitian coup d’état against Aristide, Gérard Latortue, someone of Martelly’s, grew to become Prime Minister. Martelly moved into Florida but in 2007, he moved returning to Haiti, in the task, like many others, when the mortgage/financial field crashed, defaulted on a lot more than $1m in lending options and losing 3 attributes to foreclosure.

Really, he ran pertaining to President ofHaiti from the general elections. He challenged the final results as to regardless of whether he placed next, making the runoff, or maybe third. On 3 Feb 2011, it was announced he would participate within a run-off election scheduled for 20 Drive 2011. With 4 April 2011, a senior standard announced that Martelly had won the presidential run-off political election against candidate Mirlande Manigat with additional than 60% of the vote.

In March–April 2012, Martelly ended up being accused of problem, with allegations which during and following the 2010 election, he’d accepted $2. 6 million in bribes in order that a Dominican Republic construction company would always receive contracts under his Presidency

In 13 January 2015 this parliament was blended after its phrase expired. On 17 January 2015 a huge number of protesters in the directorial center wanted the president’s resignation. Brand new voting dates were declared in Drive 2015, both relating to parliament and concerning to president. Martelly is unable to run again as Haiti’s establishment isn’t going to permit for consecutive phrases.

Sweet Mickey is featured on zimvibes Haitian Radio Station. Zimvibes is a free music player that is available on android and apple devices.