DJ Nicholas, birth name Nicholas Vacianna Eccleston, Born the 29th of October and known in his early years as Nameless and sang mostly violent gun songs and explicit lyrics.
While Nicholas was a teenager he began searching for his true identity, one night he had a dream in which he saw fire falling from the heavens, In his dream there was a Rastafarian in his house saying to him that he must know himself, As a result, he sought refuge in the Rastafarian faith believing that Selassie was God and became totally immersed in the Religion.
Knowing that he was raised in a Christian home he prayed for Gods guidance because he was confused about the path he was taking. While studying the bible intensely he stumbled on Acts 4:12 which reads "there is no other name under Heaven given among men by which we must be saved", this passage made him realize that Jesus Christ is the only way.
Praises be to God! He received the word with thanksgiving and as a result shaved his hair, stopped smoking and turned fully to the Bible for guidance and inspiration. He made the bold step of attending a church crusade at the New Life Assembly of God on Constant Spring Road where he got saved and baptized. With the passion of knowing Christ came another passion, the passion of gospel music.
He pursued his dreams of doing Gods music by approaching Tommy Cowan who recorded his first single Barrier. Nicholas continued to produce songs such as Pop off the Word and collaborated with Kerron Ennis on 'Holy Ghost Church' and 'Daddy O', He has worked on projects for Prodigal Son such as 'Recharge' which played a great part in his earlier development. Nicholas released his first Album in 2005 titled 'DJ Nicholas On the Shout'.
He won the Artiste of the Year Award and the New Artist of the Year Award at the Maja Awards 2006 in Kingston Jamaica, New Gospel Artiste Award at the Joe Higgs Music Awards 2006 in Florida USA, he was also one of the contenders the big prize, Album of the Year for his debut project 'On the Shout'. DJ Nicholas was tied for the top nomination spot for the Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin Awards 2006 receiving a whopping twelve (12) nominations, where he also won New Artist of the Year and Duo of the Year for 'Holy Ghost Church'.
He was also nominated by the 2007 Teen Jamaica Observer Awards for Gospel Artiste of the Year and also one of the contenders for the 2008 Youth View Awards Gospel Artiste of the Year nominated alongside Prodigal Son and Goddy Goddy.
DJ Nicholas then completed his second Album called 'Louder Than Ever' which was one one the biggest album launch ever held in jamica both secular and gospel and for the month of June 2008 he was Star Artiste of the month.
He was also the Runner-up for the 2008 Star Gospel Artiste of the year and was also a contender for the 2009 Youth View Awards Gospel Artiste of the year and the EME Gospel Artiste Of The Year, but in 2010 he won the Youth View Awards for Gospel Artiste of the Year, won the 2010 EME awards for Gospel Artiste of the Year, won the 2010 Mega Jamz Awards gospel DJ of the Year, Stage performer of the year and Song of the year for Holy Ghost Gym and have gotten a number one music video on CVM TV Hit List (Jamaica) September 09, number one on RETV and number five on the FIWI Choice Charts TVJ for the music video for 'Holy Ghost Gym'.
Danny Browne, Chevelle Franklyn, Robert & Jeneve Bailey are some of the others he has worked along with. Also; he has ministered on Genesis (a yearly Gospel event held in three parts of Jamaica) Fun In The Son, 50Fest, Performed on Sting 2008(Jamaica's biggest one night event), The Prime Minister Youth Awards 2008, and many Bar-B-Qs the RETV High School Tour, the RJR Cross Country Tour, Claro Road show, Digicel Promotional launch, Irie Fm Road Show and many other established events.
He has ministered in Canada, USA, South America, London England and several Caribbean Islands, shared stage with Tye Tribette, Papa San, CeCe Winans, Alvin Slaughter, Canton Jones, Israel Haughton, Shirley Caesar and Bishop T.D Jakes at The Way Forward Conference in Jamaica just to name a few. He has also opened stage for Kirk Franklin in ST Maarten and Donnie Mcclurkin in Antigua.
He is one of the Directors of 'On The Shout Records' a upcoming gospel studio and booking company which currently has two new gospel sensations, singers J-Lee and Kevin Smith under its portfolio. DJ Nicholas hosted his first event in Jamaica with DJ Moses called, EXODUS 2007 movement of Gods people and worked on several projects such: DJ Nicholas, On The Shout DJ Nicholas, Louder Than Ever Various Artists, KatsJam Roots Gospel Vol. 2 Chevelle Franklyn.
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