Posted November 2017.
Category: Careers, Social
A Year 11 student is turning his dreams into reality by combining his two passions – engineering and music.
Dennym Martin is hoping to fulfil his lifelong dream of working with BMW, while also pursuing his ambition to perform as a rapper. The 15-year-old has been through tough times, but is hoping to turn his negative experiences into a positive outcome.
Dennym’s father died in a house fire six years ago and Dennym said he wants to feel like his dad would be proud of him.
He is in the process of applying for a BMW apprenticeship and has also released his first music video for a track called Wanna Be My Girl, which he wrote himself.
Dennym said: “I don’t let anything hold me back. Everything I’ve been through makes me push harder and try my hardest to make my dad proud.”
Dennym, who has 15 brothers and sisters, said coming from a large family has helped him because he feels supported. He said: “I like being part of a big family – I’m the youngest and everyone’s proud of me. My cousin is also a singer and she’s like a second mum to me and really helps me.”
Dennym recently performed in a bar in Birmingham and has written a total of 14 songs, which he hopes to release on YouTube, along with his current song.
But Dennym is also keen to make sure he is on track to achieve good grades in his GCSEs next year. He said: “Since I was three I have wanted to work with cars, and I really hope to get an apprenticeship with BMW. I am planning to take a break from music to focus on my GCSEs later in the year.”
He also wants to break away from the subjects often associate with rap. He said: “What I do is ‘nice’ rap. I don’t write about drugs and money, it’s more about girls.”