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“MUSIC is the route Bahamian gospel artist Gesner “Mr J” Dalmond has chosen for many years to share his Christian walk, special messages and words of inspiration. Mr J’s songs have been the tool he has used to encourage other Christians in their personal journeys and to win souls for Christ. #He hopes that his personal testimony, which is featured in the new song “Angel Party”, of how he became saved demonstrates to listeners the grace and mercy of God when it comes to human imperfections. #People who find themselves struggling with life’s daily pressures are who this song is written for, Mr J told Tribune Religion. #“The message of ‘Angel Party’ is relative to all who find themselves living life daily or occasionally in fornication, stealing, lying, adultery, prostitution, homosexual relationships, drunkenness, drug abuse, violence and a host of acts that are displeasing to the creator.”

“THE greatest love story ever told for Christians was that of Jesus Christ’s sacrifice to save mankind. It is a story often told, however, instead of just considering the bare facts of what occurred centuries ago, gospel musician Mr J seeks to help people to see the bigger picture and achieve a deeper understanding of God’s love for the world. #Mr J’s new single, entitled “God’s Love”, tells the story of how humankind fell because of the disobedience of one man, Adam, and how it rose after Jesus Christ was born, died and was resurrected.”

“The greatest form of love displayed to mankind was demonstrated through the sacrifice of God's Son for the eternal salvation of sinful man. Mr. J sings about God's love, His mercy, judgement and forgiveness in his new single titled, God's Love. The song tells the story of the downfall of man through disobedience, resulting in sin coming into existence. The poor judgement of one man, Adam, brought death and condemnation upon all. A pronouncement of hard labor was cast on the man whilst the woman would carry the burden of pain in child bearing. Their off spring, infected with the disease of sin caused by the serpent, learned hate, jealousy and murder.”

“School attendance unit to shake up things to combat absenteeism and truancy. They are hoping they will take in the words of Gesner "Mr.J" Dalmon, who has recorded the song "Stay In School" to a junkanoo beat. The lyrics encourage students to remain in school and take heed to succeed. The song also addresses the number of problems teachers are faced with on a daily basis by students, and highlights areas of concern that students should focus on. Dalmon said the song was inspired by an invitation he received from the School Attendance Unit to address at A. F. Adderly and D. W. Davis about the importance of remaining in school and receiving an education.”

“WITH knowledge being the key to success and the lack of knowledge resulting in peril, as it is stated in scripture, Mr J is encouraging all students to stay in school with his new Junkanoo track. #“Stay in School” is a song that addresses the number of problems teachers are faced with on a daily basis concerning students and highlights areas of concerns that students should focus on. Cases of disruptive students, violent behaviour, class clowns and instigators are just some of the issues that both teachers and students contend with, that hamper a healthy learning environment. “With the passing of VAT, a precursor to the Bahamas’ ascension to the WTO, and a possible gateway of increased outside competition at home, a solid educational foundation is critical to the very survival of the Bahamian way of life,” Mr J said. “Violence, crime and poverty are sure fruits of a low average population.”

“THE ISSUE of Bahamian Parliamentarians receiving a salary increase struck a nerve with local musician Mr J, who weighed in on the controversy with a new song, “I Need A Raise”. The song is a direct response to comments made by the Deputy Prime Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis, who last month said that Parliamentarians should receive “more money to curtail the temptation of doing things that are not right.” Mr Davis told a reporter that: “Because if they (MPs) are earning a living by doing this, then there would be no need for them to do anything else; I think that’s what the Bahamian public has to understand.” However, Mr J, who teamed up with Bahamian entertainer TaDa for the single, is saying “no way” to the Deputy Prime Minister.”

“THE music video for “Money We Want”, for a song by two prominent gospel artists, continues to soar and now heads into the final nominations for the ‘Music Video of the Year’ category at the Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin Awards 2014. #The song, by Bahamian musician Mr J and Canada’s DJ Evangelist, has enjoyed success, but it was the video that put it over the top. #Mr J said that many independent artists create low-budget videos for the songs, but he stepped up his game out of faith and flew to Toronto, Canada. #There, he recorded the song and gathered a professional music video production team to complete what would be a great contender for the Music Video of the Year at the Marlin Awards, which are scheduled to take place in Nassau on July 26. The video encourages its audience to walk by faith and to trust God with strategic spiritual methods, such as praying, and to not go on with wishful thinking.”

“BAHAMIAN Gospel musician Gesner “Mr J” Dalmon teamed up with Deacon Culture and former Bahamas National Youth Choir member and veteran Gayle Barrow in a cry out to the lord with their new single, “We Need You (Remix). #For years, Mr J has been known to use his music in a way to bring awareness to social ills in the country. He told Tribune Religion the new song focuses on the amount of blood shed that has taken place in the Bahamas. #He said with the escalation of violent crimes, robberies, home invasions, rape and murder, they felt compelled to reach out to the public with a conscious message, highlighting the hurt that many families are experiencing due to the callous and inhumane acts perpetrated by criminals among us. #“Persons are being shot and in many instances killed from gunshot injuries. Like Abel, the blood of many are crying out to God for justice and prevention of future blood spill,” said Mr J.He encouraged readers to repent before the lord.”

“WHENEVER the opportunity comes for him to make a difference, gospel musician Gesner “Mr J” Dalmon puts pen to paper to create for people to live by. His latest creation “My Favourite Scripture,” is based on the popular bible verse, John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life”. Just in time for the Easter season, he said the song reflects on the love of God for all, no matter how far they have fallen from His grace. “It laments the fact that we, as Christ said, prefer and love the darkness rather than the light of God. For listeners, this song is a reminder that faith in Christ brings eternal life. To reject this free gift that God has given will result in eternal damnation,” Mr J told Tribune Religion. Mr J said: “Despite the fact that sometimes people do not have any sort of desire to do what is pleasing to God and he still shows grace and his love towards us, as stated”

“WHEN Steve Carrel awkwardly dealt with his virginity woes in the 2005 film The 40-Year-Old Virgin, it was a comedy at its finest as friends tried to pressure his character Andy to ‘give it up’. #Ultimately, the film ended with Andy’s deflowering, but only after his character got married to the woman of his affections. #Sure the hair waxing scene in the movie was classic comedy, but the main joke for movie goers was the fact that an adult male chose, for whatever reason, to remain a virgin beyond his teens and 20s. #Most find it abnormal if someone confesses to have not engaged in sexual activity by the time they are 30, yet at 38-years-old, Haitian-Bahamian musician Mr J has no problem being a (nearly) 40-year-old virgin. #In fact, he’s known locally as the singer with the abstinence ‘til marriage agenda. #“People straight up assume that I’m lying,” says the singer, born Gesner Dalmon. “Bottom line, I am a virgin because of my faith.”

“BAHAMIAN Gospel musician Gesner “Mr J” Dalmon encourages people to remember the birth of Jesus Christ and give thanks for the greatest gift of salvation presented to all humanity in his latest single. This is the main theme of the artist’s first ever Christmas song, “It’s Christmas Day,” which features Monty Sweat and up-and-coming artist Kesha.“The song is about Christ’s birth into the world. The themes I have addressed in the song is the virgin birth and the festive times during Christmas. The message is to remember Jesus Christ as the main reason why we celebrate Christmas. Without Christ there would be no Christmas day to celebrate. To remember him is to give time in prayer and thanksgiving to God on Christmas Day. I hope people receive the message of giving thanks to God and actually give thanks. This can be done by going to church on Christmas Day; having family time for thanksgiving and worship; and playing music about Christ at parties,” said Mr J”

“BAHAMIAN Gospel musician Gesner “Mr J” Dalmon encourages people to remember the birth of Jesus Christ and give thanks for the greatest gift of salvation presented to all humanity in his latest single. This is the main theme of the artist’s first ever Christmas song, “It’s Christmas Day,” which features Monty Sweat and up-and-coming artist Kesha. #“The song is about Christ’s birth into the world. The themes I have addressed in the song is the virgin birth and the festive times during Christmas. The message is to remember Jesus Christ as the main reason why we celebrate Christmas. Without Christ there would be no Christmas day to celebrate. To remember him is to give time in prayer and thanksgiving to God on Christmas Day. I hope people receive the message of giving thanks to God and actually give thanks. This can be done by going to church on Christmas Day; having family time for thanksgiving and worship; and playing music about Christ at parties,” said Mr J.”

“USING his music to bring awareness to the issue of crime in the Bahamas, Gospel reggae artist Gesner Dalmond is spreading his message through a new single, "What's Going On". Moved to respond to the increase in violence in today's society, Mr Dalmond, also known to his music industry peers as "Mr J," said he wanted more people to ask the question, "What is going on?" He told Tribune Religion, he wants the lyrics of the song to inspire people to action. "What's going on, what's going on ina mi Nassau town. Shots ringing out, shots singing out ina mi Nassau town, ina mi Nassau town", states the song. "I want people to reflect on the lyrics and make it a call for action to do whatever you can do to help. I want them to see that we have a problem and it is everybody's responsibility to make a positive difference," said Mr J. He also encourages other musicians to take advantage of their widespread platforms and create music that will bring about positive change in young Bahamians”

“STOP drinking rum, that's no good!" With these opening words of Mr J's single, "Stop Drinking Rum", the sound clash begins.Mr J hits out directly at Beenieman & Future Fambo's Rum and Red Bull song which took the industry by storm.While the duo sings about starting their day with alcohol and various mixtures of intoxicating beverages, Mr J recommends starting one's day in solemn posture and meditation before God the Father.Making an interesting twist of Rum and Red Bull, Mr J breaks it down to a health issue, offering a healthy alternative rather than indulging in a debilitating habit such as alcohol consumption.Mr J will release the video worldwide tomorrow at 8pm through his YouTube TV channel (www.youtube.com/mrjreggae1). The broadcast will be made possible worldwide through Mr J's international affiliates mentioning and actively promoting the release through their online and terrestrial radio programmes.”

“'Gal Hear This' BAHAMIAN reggae artist Gesner Dalmond, also known as 'Mr J', addresses the issue of "provocatively dressed women" in his new single The song, he said, came about after his "disappointment" in the way women dress in the community today."It is addressing the scandalous apparel that a lot of females nowadays are wearing," he said. Mr J told Tribune Religion that the song is not meant to offend women, but simply to encourage them to understand that their bodies are precious. "(A woman's body) is a jewel, a crown and the temple of God. When a female dresses in a way that portrays herself to men to be a sex symbol, she is really devaluing her self-worth and also her self-respect," said Mr J. When asked about the title of the song "Gal Hear This," he said: "It came about after deliberating with myself whether or not this message would be accepted or not. I said if they hear it then they will accept it, and that is where the title came from." ”

“Big in 2012: A Sneak Peak Top 5 local artists to look out for in 2012: Mr J Participating in numerous community initiatives did not stop the Bahamian gospel artist from delving deep into his music. This year Mr J came up with a clever remake to Beenie Man and Future Fambo's "I'm Drinking Rum", which he dubbed "Stop Drinking Rum". The song caught on very quickly and was Mr J's way of spreading a positive message to listeners. There's much more to come from Mr J in 2012.”

“REGGAE gospel artist Gesner "Mr J" Dalmon is making a concerted effort to bring together communities and promote an atmosphere of peace and love. With this goal in mind Mr J International in conjunction with Abundant Harvest New Good Will Ministry is hosting a Family fun day. This event is the 5th installment of the REACH series and is entitled STREET EXPANSION which was a project started at the beginning of the year. "It is our goal to go into every community and evangelise the word of God to everyone. We are encouraging family oriented events and partnering with other churches to achieve our goal," Mr J explained. The Family Fun day is held once a month every month, where kids will have an opportunity to engage in wholesome fun. There will also be a concert during the family fun day event. Gospel artists including Mr J will hit the stage.”

“AFTER months of hard work Gospel Reggae artist Gesner "Mr J" Dalmon will reap the benefits of his labour, as he is set to release the "Money We Want" video next week. Money We Want" is a song that addresses the issue of poverty and is currently circulating the local airwaves in Canada. With an optimistic mindset the artists believe the song will be accepted by a global audience However, he told Tribune Religion that the concept behind the song has been criticised by many. "There has been some mixed emotions about the video. Some people believe that if you are a Christian you shouldn't talk about money because the Bible says that the love of money is the root to all evil, but it is the greed that causes people to commit evil," he said.”

“BAHAMIAN reggae artist Gesner Dalmond, also known as 'Mr J', is spreading the message of love through his first official video entitled "More Luv" which will be launched this Saturday night at the New Life Christian Centre on Prince Charles Drive. The song is a collaboration between Mr J and fellow reggae artists Deacon Culture and Golden Fox. The three came together to make a video that Mr J said will show Bahamians what true love is all about. Directed by Patrick Miller, the video was shot in the Peach Street and Rolle Avenue area, off Wulff Road, and gave persons of that community a chance to be a star for a day.”

“Nassau, Bahamas - Bahamian Reggae artistes Mr J, Deacon Culture and Golden Fox have teamed up for the song "More Luv" and shot a video to be released on January 8th at New Life Christian Centre on Prince Charles Drive. Mr J, who is Haitian and grew up in the Bahamas has been into music since 1996 and started to take it serious as an artiste in 2003. Mr J linked up with DJ Evangelist, the founder of dancehallgospel.com I Toronto, Canada and the young artiste made his international debut in Toronto at “Son Splash”. Deacon Culture is a Jamaican who has been living in The Bahamas for the past eight years. Deacon Culture has been in the music since the days of Brigadier Jerry and has performed with the likes of Charlie Chaplin and Yellowman. He is an old school DJ and chanter but had taken a break from the music scene for sometime. Now Deacon Culture s back in the business.”