Nemesis, although newly embarking on his music ministry, is no stranger to Gospel D-jaying or serving within Christian ministry. He became a Christian 1993, having become disillusioned with his then lifestyle. He notes that while he did not grow up in the church, there was always a belief that God was real in his heart.
As a youngster he was initially a follower of the original Hip Hop craze, naming RunDmc, LL Cool J, The Fat boys, Mantronix and Whodini amongst others as his sources of inspiration.
During the late 80’s he was captivated by the then emerging Dancehall scene and he discarded the Hip Hop following for the music form from Jamaica, which is also the birthplace of his mother.
Nemesis grew up in the era of listening to sound systems like King Jammy’s, Creation, Stereo One and Killamanjaro. He was inspired by artists like Lieutenant Stitchie and Papa San, and later on influenced by Ninja Man and Bounty Killer.
Throughout the late 80’s and early 90’s, he took the opportunity to perform anywhere the opportunity presented itself.
In 1993 after seeing some of his friends give their lives to Christ, he accepted the invitation to attend a church service and later became a Christian. This period formed the real sense of ministry grounding within his life and he served in various offices, gradually moving up the ministerial ranks from lay person – to usher, to Youth leader. He led in various auxillaries, became a prayer chaplain and finally served in the pastoral office, assuming responsibility for a church which had branches in the Caribbean and the UK.
This season of his life gave him invaluable insight into the church world and ministry. It allowed him to see the Lord at work in the lives of people and gave him the joy of seeing people come into deliverance and maturity in the kingdom of God.
However, it also allowed him to be acquainted with the difficult aspects of kingdom work and ministry, and it formed much of his inspiration and biblical grounding for his ministry of music.
In 2006 he lost his voice and (consequently) the ability to DJ. Because of the vocal difficulties, he serious contemplated abandoning the gifting and tool of expression God had given him. However the sense of the calling and purpose continued to resurface in his heart and he knew that it was something that was ordained by God for him to do. Nemesis having sought medical counsel, entered a process of vocal rehabilitation which allowed him to regain his lost ability.
Following on from his recovery and feeling compelled by his own conviction to address some of the real issues within the kingdom, he first embarked on a mini project entitled "Talkin Bout Lust". It was a project which he worked on in his own studio. The project was self explanatory and was intended to measure his ability to record and perform as he continued within his vocal rehabilitation. He combined the tracks with the preaching voice of Apostle Reid of Spiritual Breakthrough Ministries, as a challenge to Christians to face the reality of an area of struggle that many feel uncomfortable to address.
This project remains accessible and is free to download.
Flesh War is the latest project. It is a project that has been compiled over several years while he served within the ministry. A timeless message which is perhaps in its time more than ever, as Christians continue to witness the relentless assault in this modern age; targeted at the old Adamic nature of the flesh.
A preacher of the word, with a pastoral heart and compassion to see people free, to build solidarity in the kingdom instead of suspicion. He defines his delivery as a combination of music and the ministry of Word . Nemesis continues to strive towards fulfilling the meaning of his Dj name – Nemesis (divine retribution and righteousness indignation) and Catalyst (meaning to bring about a change).