Nigel Lewis, Minister Keesa Peart, Patricia Levy (Sister Patt), Renowned Gospel Singers, and Michael Richards will perform on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at the High Point High School, 3601 Powder Mill Road in Beltsville, Maryland at 7:00 PM. This eagerly awaited gospel concert will be an evening of praise, worship, and inspiring gospel music.
Organizers of the concert pledge that all the net proceeds of the concert will go directly to benefit three major hospitals in Jamaica. This is one of the organization’s efforts to help to alleviate the suffering of many poor and needy residents of the island.
To learn more you may call 301-440-6132 or 240-505-7743. Buy tickets online @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/send-up-ah-praise-tickets-44009059281
Nigel Lewis exploded onto the soca music scene with Moving in (To the left)1996; he had everyone moving to the left and moving to the right. He became a household name worldwide. He gained the crown of road March King in Trinidad & Tobago. His success blossomed and he was on the road to superstardom.
His dynamic style was influenced by many great performers from his island home Trinidad & Tobago. At the height of his soca career in 2000, he made a change and rededicated his life to Jesus Christ.
Nigel’s transformation of his prolific style of secular soca lyrics and pulsating soca rhythms to more religious messages and reverence to God has been awesome.
His development into a noteworthy singer/songwriter/musician is expressed in songs that address poverty, world peace, and voting rights. He composes exalting messages and words of thanks to God which inspire listeners of his music.
“My music is about the people, not me,” Lewis says. His up-tempo style is inspired by his relationship with God. His dynamic performance of Follow the Leader is emblematic of his spirit.
Nigel’s excellent performances with songs such as Godman Style, Walk Away, Second Chance, Follow the Leader, When Jesus Say Yes, The Greatest Day, Jesus, Crazy Praise, and Blessed Today continue to grow his fan base and obtain more accolades.
In 2011, Nigel Lewis received the International Reggae & World Music Award (IRAWMA) for Best Gospel Song. In 2014, Nigel received regional recognition with ten Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin Award nominations for his album “Unlock the Block”, and took home the Marlin for Adapted Reggae Recording of the Year for his hit single “God Over Everything.” Nigel now has seven Marlin Award nominations, including “Album of the Year” (N.O.W. – No Other Way), Producer of the Year, Reggae Recording of the Year (My God feat. Papa San), Calypso Recording of the Year & Song of the Year for hit single, “My God’ featuring award-winning Bahamian choir ensemble Shaback.
Nigel says, “My goal is to light up the darkness. I do music because it’s the gift that was given to me by the Father. I use it to spread His message.”
Keesa Peart, a Jamaican native living in the Cayman Islands in 2004, won the Cayman Islands Gospel Festival competition for best song with her original composition, Come let me show you; with that achievement, she decided to take her singing career to another level.
Her debut album in 2005, Touch Jesus, was tremendously successful. Keesa released her second album, Your life is in God’s hands in 2008 with her hit single, Hold on.
Since the release of her albums, she has ministered throughout North America, Bahamas, Canada, Colombia, Aruba, Montserrat, and Jamaica where she presently resides. Minister Keesa Peart has shared the stage with both local and international gospel singers.
In 2009, Keesa Peart decided to embrace full-time ministry. She and her husband returned to Jamaica where they felt God’s calling for ministry.
In 2012, she graduated from the Glad Tidings Institute having received her Master’s degree in evangelism. During 2012, she released the international hit single I’ve got somebody with me, which earned an award for international song of the year 2014. She was awarded international female gospel artist of the year for 2015.
In 2016, Keesa released her third album entitled, Without You Lord, which includes Di Devil Nah Get Mi Soul, I know I’ll Make It and I’ve Got Somebody with Me.
By Karl A. Haughton