From Selling Drugs To Singing Gospel: Meet Caribbean Born Jaron Nurse

From Selling Drugs To Singing Gospel: Meet Caribbean Born Jaron Nurse 1

Jaron Nurse from the Caribbean, talks about selling drugs to changing his life and doing Positive Music with the hopes of changing the world.

Also known as “Frame” was born on the 10th of September 1989 to Amanda and Roger Nurse. At just two (2) weeks old He was adopted and raised in Carenage by his Godparents, Jennifer, and Terrence Thomas.

At the age of 8 years he was drawn to football and the “Arts” of theatre, singing and playing musical instruments of the African drums, the Trap set, Steel Pan, and the Guitar. At age 13, despite growing up in a Christian home, where his adopted parents took good care of him, he began to sell drugs in school, would often get in fights, and was arrested on 2 occasions.

Jaron has survived the rough circumstances of his life, when his biological father fell victim to substance abuse and would abuse his biological mother hence the reason for his adoption…closer to home in 2005 his father Terrence Thomas suffered a terrible stroke, causing Jaron to miss out on school so he could help his mother run the family business of a minimart.

Jaron began penning songs in his mind and recording them using his webcam and instrumentals from Youtube. He often sang about the issues of life, one of the most difficult songs he wrote was called “lick down” for his friend Lyndon, who was robbed and murdered at Movie Towne.

With the increase of violence in his community, Jaron has a mandate to change the lives of young people by sharing his testimony through music. Jaron, whose name mean “he will cry out” is one young man crying out to God with songs as “Carenage”, “More love in Carenage” and “Good things can come from Carenage.”

In 2014 he was awarded the Councillor’s Award from Diego Martin Regional Corporation for his involvement and contributions to his community. Touring with Pastor Terrence Baynes throughout the Caribbean Islands of St. Lucia, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Antigua, and Barbuda, and Jamaica.

In April 2016, he received the Barbados Gospel Flame Awards for the “Overseas Artiste of the Year” and recently received the Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin Awards for “Reggae Vocal Performance of the Year” for his composition, “Positive Music”. This young man has a very bright future ahead of him filled with passion to serve Christ and a voice for the youths of this nation.

Curated from Barbados Gospelfest

Born and raised in Freeport Bahamas, I am a lover of Caribbean life and all things equal. I believe that someday, the Caribbean will come together as one nation