DJ Nicholas, whose real name Nicholas Eccleston, was born on the 29th of October 1980. He was known early in his career years as ‘Nameless’ and was a producer of dub plates for sound systems such as ‘Nemesis and ‘Flawless.’ During that period, he began searching for his true identity. One night, he had a dream in which he saw fire falling from the heavens. In his dream, there was a Rastafarian in his house saying to him that he must know himself. As a result, he sought refuge in the Rastafarian faith believing that Selassie was God and became immersed in the Religion.
Knowing that he was raised in a Christian home, he prayed for God’s guidance because he was confused about the path he was taking. While studying the Bible intensely, he stumbled on Acts which reads,”…”There is no other name under Heaven given among men by whichwe must be saved.” This passage made him realize that Jesus Christ is the only way.” Praises be to God, he received the word with thanksgiving. As a result, Nichalos shaved his hair and turned fully to the Bible for guidance and inspiration. DJ Nicholas made the bold step of attending a church crusade at the New Life Assembly of God, Constant Spring Road, there he was saved and baptized.
With the passion of knowing Christ came, another passion…the passion of gospel music. He pursued his dreams of doing Gospel music by approaching Tommy Cowan who recorded his first single, ‘Barrier’. Nicholas continued to produce songs such as “Pop off the Word” and collaborated with Kerron Ennis on “HolyGhostChurch.” He has worked on projects for Bless a.k.a. Prodigal Son such as ‘Recharge’ that played a great part in his earlier development. Chevelle Franklyn, Robert & Jeneve Bailey and Danny Browne are some of the others he has worked along with. In addition, he has ministered in Canada, USA, SouthAmerica, LondonEngland and several small Islands in the Caribbean. DJ Nicholas has shared stages with Papa San, CeCe Winans, Alvin Slaughter and has opened a show featuring Kirk Franklin in St Maarten and for Donnie Mcclurkin in Antigua.DJ Nicholas is also one of the Directors of“On The Shout Records” a new gospel recording company which currently has 2 new gospel sensations, singers J-Cee and J-Lee under it’s portfolio.
Nicholas also won the Artist of the Year Award and the New Artist of the Year Award at the Maja Awards 2006 in Kingston, Jamaica. He was also one of the contenders for this year’s big prize, Album of the Year for his debut project “On the Shout.” DJ Nicholas was tied for the top nomination spot for the Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin Awards 2006 receiving a whopping twelve nominations, where he also won New Artist of the Year and Duo of the Year for Holy Ghost Church. Nicholas was also nominated for the 2007 ObserverTeenage Gospel Artiste of the Year award and he is a contender for the 2008 YouthView Awards for Gospel Artiste of the Year. Heis not just known as DJ Nicholas but as Minister DJ Nicholas.