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Vision

To influence the paradigm of the world’s youth.

Mission

To engage centennials daily with positive content using experiential, physical and digital formats.

Message

“We are created by God, like God, for God”

Values

  • Love God with everything, love everybody as ourselves;

  • Passion in relentlessly pursuing purpose with excellence;

  • Integrity to do what we say and say what we do ;

  • Accountability to those we follow, serve and lead;

  • Play as hard as we work.

Music

Marq Johnson’s music is characterised predominantly by dense, rhythmic lyrics coloured by Jamaican music, reggae and dancehall, fused with rock, pop and ballad. His music is intended primarily for the youth from a wide cross-section of cultures and ethnicity.

Discography

Jan 2019

Jan 2018

Feb 2018

May 2016

May 2016

Oct 2016

Aug 2015

Tours

  • NCU FM 14 'n' 14 Tour (2016)

  • NCU FM Acts of Kindness (2016)      

  • Kevin Downswell Album Tour (2016)

  • God Centred School Tour (2016, 2017, 2018)

  • R.O.A.R. Tour (2016, 2017)    

  • Mello FM Pre-Christmas Tour (2016, 2017) 

  • TBC FM Road Show (2017)           

  • Kevin Downswell Realignment Tour (2017, 2018)                   

  • Imago Dei Tour (2018) 

  • Peace for Champs Tour (2018, 2019)

  • Best Dressed Chicken 60 School Tour (2019)

Festivals

  • Clarendon Seafood Festival, Jamaica (2016)

  • Praise in the Park, Trinidad (2016)

  • Fun Fest Family Festival, Jamaica (2017, 2018)

  • Genesis Praise Fest (2017, 2018, 2019)

  • Fun in the Son Festival, Jamaica (2018)

  • Denbigh Agricultural Show, Jamaica (2018)

  • Hague Agricultural Show, Jamaica (2019)

Conferences

  • Prayer & Praise Conference, USA (2016)

  • I Am Conference, Trinidad (2016)             

  • Jamaica Diaspora, Jamaica (2016,

  • Jamaica Christian Diaspora, Jamaica (2016, 2018)

Radio/Tv

  • Live Tuesdays, Kool FM, Kingston, Jamaica (2015, 2016)

  • Midday Meditation, Love 101 FM (Month of October 2016)                   

  • Smile Jamaica TVJ , Kingston, Jamaica (2016, 2017) 

Awards

  • 2016: Best New Artiste (International) 2016, Love Gospel Station, New York, USA

  • 2017: Voter’s choice winner, Island Fuse Entertainment (IFE) Top 10 Charts, London, England (First Gospel artiste to land on the IFE Top 10 Charts 

  • 2018: Nominee for Breakout Sensation of the Year, Sterling Gospel Music Awards, Kingston, Jamaica

Movies

  • Marq's single, "Nah Sell Out", was featured in "Just Another Friday 2" (2018)

Influences

MUSICTyrone “Papa San” Thompson, Cleveland “Lieutenant Stitchie” Laing, Damion “Junior Gong” Marley, Kevin Downswell;

 

LEADERSHIP: John C Maxwell, Dr. Myles Munroe, Dr. Conway Edwards, Germaine Williams, Sean Williams;

 

LIFE: Dad (Rev. Nyron Johnson), mom (Melva Johnson), wife (Nicole), Les Brown, Bishop Thomas Jakes

Charity

  • Just 4 months after Marq and Nicole got married in 2006, they founded their non-profit company, Fruitful Trees (FT). Over the years, they have planned and executed fun days, sports days, conferences, concerts, mentoring programs, sponsorship for students and school tours. At the turn of 2018, FT launched its flagship movement called, “Imago Dei Life”, aimed at promoting a lifestyle of identity awareness and actualisation. This movement is most commonly known for its theme song, “Imago Dei”, its school tour, “Imago Dei Tour”, and its product line, “Imago Dei Apparel”.

Biography

Hailing from the small southern coastal town of Harbour View, east of the capital city of Kingston Jamaica, Marq Johnson was born on February 13, 1979. He began formal training in classical piano at age seven (7) and has been passionate about music ever since. His love for music and reaching youth was bursting at the seams when, in February 2012, he resigned from 10 years in the profession of Property Valuation to pursue music, public speaking and youth mentoring. To aid his new pursuits, he is now a Project Manager pending international certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP).

 

He is currently serves as the Choir Director and a Worship Leader at the Swallowfield Chapel in Kingston, Jamaica. Marq previously served as director for 11 other choirs including the 400-voice choir and 40-voice men’s choir at the Bishop TD Jakes Conference held at the Jamaica National Stadium in December 2008. Marq Johnson also held the capacity of Music/Worship Director for the National Centre for Christian Leaders conference 2005-2010 and designated pianist for Jamaica’s 34th National Leadership Prayer Breakfast at the Pegasus Hotel, Kingston in 2014.

 

In summer of 2014, at the end of Marq’s very first studio recording session with his first band, the 12:32 Band, the producer turned to the band leader and concluded that Marq was not a lead singer and recommended that he should be replaced immediately and assigned only to keyboards instead. He went on further to explain that “Lead vocalists are born, not made”. Marq Johnson was squeezed but not crushed as he soon after enrolled with 2 vocal coaches with whom he trained twice per week. Even when resources were scarce, he decided that forward was the only direction because he believed in the image he had in his mind from teenage years, of him standing on a large music festival stage in front of a mic in a straight stand, holding a guitar and singing to an international audience of tens of thousands. Exactly 1 year after that pivotal studio session, Marq released his debut single in 3 countries. Another year passed then he released his debut self-titled EP, another single and received an international award. After another 12 months, Johnson won another international award and landed on an international chart. The Big Question is, “What if Marq had believed that producer?” He encourages particularly young people everywhere he goes, to relentlessly pursue discovery of God, discovery of self and discovery of purpose.

The world was introduced to Marq Johnson’s music in August 2015 when his debut single “Pulse Get Weak” was released in Cayman, Trinidad and Jamaica. In May 2016, he soft released his self-titled debut EP record compiling two (2) new singles, “Nah Sell Out” and “Rise Of A Resolute” with the debut single in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In October 2016, he dropped another single, “God Yuh Good”, in Cayman, Trinidad, Costa Rica and Jamaica. His biggest release to date, “Imago Dei”, the dancehall/Hispanic title track for his second annual Kingston school tour, hit the airwaves in January 2018 and he earned the track title as his nickname in the streets; “New Jerusalem” was released soon after. “Nicky”, Marq’s very first love song, written about and dedicated to his wife, Nicole, was soft launched on her birthday in January 2019 and will hit the airwaves on his birthday the following month. Marq believes that his life serves primarily to inspire the next generation of all nations to preserve the authenticity of true humanity expressed only through true love for God, for self and for others.

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New York based Love Gospel Station’s Best New Artiste (international) 2016, Marq Johnson, has been interviewed and performed live on Jamaica’s premier television morning show, “Smile Jamaica”, and Jamaica’s only live radio show, “Live Tuesdays” on Kool 97 FM, both in the capital city. Other interviews include radio stations in Trinidad, US Virgin Islands and New York. His appearances on Jamaica’s Love 101 FM include being a guest on the all-male talk-show, “The Male Box”; host of “Midday Meditations” for an entire month; featured artiste on “Fellowship Friday Game show”; as well as evening talk- show, “Engaged”. Marq was also featured in a Jamaican tabloid, “The Star” and on the London-based Island Fuse Entertainment’s website as April 2017 voter’s choice winner and first Christian artiste to land on the dancehall IFE Top 10 Charts.

 

For four (4) years, Johnson worked with multi-award winning international Gospel recording Artiste, Kevin Downswell, as his Logistics/Road Manager and later shared stage with him at several events, including his tours namely, “All The Way album launch island-wide tour in 2016 as well as Realignment Tour chapters one (1) and two (2) in 2017 and 2018, respectively. Marq Johnson has also shared stage with international sensations Donnie McClurkin, Kurt Carr, Jonathan Nelson, members of Israel Haughton’s “New Breed” Charlin Neal, Criston Moore and Anna Golden, DJ Nicholas, Ashaala Shanae, Giel Branker and Sean Lypher, all from the USA; Gates Praise and Positive in Trinidad; Isaiah Raymond from London, England as well as fellow Jamaican headliners in the likes of Ibo Cooper (vocalist and keyboardist from Reggae band, Third World), Ernie Smith, Chevelle Franklyn, Carlene Davis, Junior Tucker, Marion Hall,  Luciano, Pam Hall, Jermaine Edwards, Alaine Laughton, Kabaka Pyramid, Rondell Positive and Wayne Marshall. Marq Johnson has graced stages in the USA, Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica. He has worked in studio with Jazz Pianist and television show talent judge, Dennis “The Smashing Pianist” Rushton; International recording artistes, Charlin Neal (Israel Houghton’s New Breed Vocal Director), Chevelle Franklyn and Kevin Downswell; as well as Jamaican producers and composers in the likes of Adrian Scarlett (Hitz Factory), Othniel Lewis (Ecclesia Entertainment), Jathniel Randall (Jazzy Kit Music) and Jason Plummer from the USA. He has performed on just under 10 school tours, interacting with tens of thousands of teens because Marq believes that his time on earth serves significantly to inspire the next generation of all nations to discover, live and maximize their true identity i.e. the image of God… then love will fill our societies.

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