Samuel Muziq Medas
If you happen to be having a conversation about Gospel music in Guyana and stumble upon the name Samuel Medas, you are guaranteed to find that this is no ordinary young man. To many of his fans, he is much more than the skinny dude with that a-mayy-zing voice that they find hard to believe is coming from him. To them he is friend, role model, brother, inspiration and the kind of artiste whose music u can certainly connect with. What makes this young man all the more distinguished is that at age twenty-four (24), his calling as a psalmist is clearly defined. Allow him to get behind a keyboard, and hit that worship zone; you'll know just what I'm talking about.
Meet Samuel Rhema Medas:
Owner and Founder of The Comfort Zone Record Label
Member of well-known Gospel group Cross Carriers
Founder of well-known Pantomime group AfterBreed
Youth Leader at The LightHouse Fellowship Church
Born on the 4th of December 1988 he's the first of four (4) boys born to Charles and Peggy, two very humble people who God has now raised up to pastor The The LightHouse Fellowship Church. When u hear Samuel talk about his childhood, you'll recognize at least two things: he's a country boy at heart, and this experiences growing up definitely impact the way he expresses himself.
Samuel started playing the keyboard at age five; an ability that he can only thank the Holy Spirit for; and a few years later found out that he could also sing when he wowed the crowd at a Sunday school rally.
But he struggled to fit in with the crowd at school so much that rebellion was how far he was willing to go just to run from his God given calling. In one of his hit singles "Where Would I Be?" he talks about an accident and a miracle; 'when a CBR slammed me into a concrete fence' and walked out with no broken bones; the moment of truth that caused him to see that someone greater was running his show and that he needed to surrender. And surrender he did.
Now today, he knows that embracing a real God n perusing his calling were the best decisions he's ever made. In 2004 he along with his cousin and longtime partner in ministry Allan Petty, he formed Cross Carriers and began blessing audiences through singing and rapping. Eight years later while serving as minister of music in his local church and still doing music at greater levels, Cross Carriers is proof that the Lord's wind of favor precedes Samuel. In 2008 Cross Carriers; that be then had grown to three (3) members with the inclusion of Rochelle Maxius, released their first 8-track album that was probably the key that started opening doors for both Samuel and the people who worked with him. In 2009, after years of being exposed to the Prophetic by the distinguished Apostle and Dr. James Duncan, he connected with world renowned Psalmist and pastor, Sean Sobers and started to travel with him to the nations, serving as his musician. Psalmist Sobers’ willingness to develop this young man and push him to the front on many of their ministry trips was another divine move. One year later Samuel found himself being addressed by a title that he neither asked for nor felt comfortable with - Psalmist. But it was undeniable. People saw the grace on his life and embraced it.
His simplicity in style and the potency of his creativity, along with a very evident passion for Jesus are clear indications of where he's headed. By the end of 2012, Samuel had travelled to Antigua, Barbados, Suriname and Jamaica because of his music. But November 24th of that same year, marked a significant changing of chapters in his life when the Psalmist released his first 15-track solo Album titled “Heart to Heart”. The acclamation that this remarkable project has attracted since its release has not yet faded to this day – and rave reviews are not only coming from the Christian community, but from secular audiences in and out of Guyana. In fact, this Easter season of 2013 was the first that Muziq Medas has ever spent out of his homeland, performing on stages and making guest appearances on radio shows in the USA, and the remaining of 2013 is promises only greater platforms and open doors to even more nations.
But his most recent project is a true reflection of how much Samuel has a heart to see Guyanese music (particularly Gospel) be handled with respect and represented at a excellent level. Through his Record label [The Comfort Zone, founded in September of 2012] he and his team have ventured out to seek, find, and diligently work with the hidden talent of Guyana, convert their gifts and character into tools for ministry, and then present them with platforms. Training, studio recording, promotion, marketing, management, you name it. It is all about to happen and Mr. Medas is confident that is the Lord who has birthed this, as long as his God is with him, there will be a the raising up of a breed of God-driven, sold out music ministers emerging to voice Heaven’s heart on earth. Face it; the kid’s got vision and some guts, and with that short but significant trail of success, he’s on the right path.
Artiste Management Officer/Publicist
The Comfort Zone Inc.