Kingston, Jamaica: It was in the United States that Kallyba’s musical career began to flourish. His passion for music, which he had nurtured since his teenage years, propelled him to new heights of success. Today, Kallyba is widely recognized across various social media platforms as “Kallybamusic.”
Kallyba, formerly known as Peter Smith, ranked as a highly acclaimed international recording artist hailing from Jamaica. With a unique blend of dancehall, reggae, and hip-hop influences, Kallyba has made a significant impact on the music industry. Born on March 12, 1986, in Jamaica West Indies, Kallyba, whose birth name is Peter Smith, grew up in a close-knit family. His parents, Maxine Steele and Ian Smith, played an influential role in shaping his musical journey.
As per interview, Kallyba is the second oldest among his five siblings, including his twin sister, Sanita, brothers Ian Jr., Moses (King Moses), and Gavin. Subsequently, he moved to the picturesque hills of Halls Delight, St. Andrew, his father’s birth Parish, where he spent nine formative years.
Later, the artist relocated to Ocho Rios, St. Ann, where he lived for two years before embarking on a new chapter of his life in the United States. Kallyba’s educational journey commenced at the Mona Common Basic School, where he spent three years. He then attended the Hope Valley Experimental School for six years, ultimately earning a place at Papine High School.
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Unfortunately, unforeseen circumstances led to a disruption in his time at Papine High School, prompting Kallyba and his siblings to return to Ocho Rios. There, he continued his secondary education at Ocho Rios High School for two years before their migration to the United States in December 1999 when Kallyba was just 13 years old. Accompanied by his siblings, he left behind his beloved homeland, Jamaica, to join his family in Brooklyn, New York.