Zaccheus is a Gospel reggae roots and soca artist who is driving to spread the message of Jesus Christ through his story telling songs. Zaccheus states that before I sing I always pray that the song I created blesses someone who is looking for joy and fulfillment in their life. Zaccheus was born Wayne Bacchus. His parents migrated from Guyana to the United States in the 1970s. Wayne grew up listing to calypso stars like “Arrow” known for song “feeling hot”, Mighty Sparrow, Lloyd Kitchener, Super blue. Reggae influences is Yellow man, Papa San, Buju Banton, Garnet Silk, Bob Marley, Luciano and Sizzla. Wayne love for Caribbean music grew ever since he was a youth.
But what inspired him to pursue song writing and recording music as a career was when he entered a contest during his high school years, the contest required him to imitate any music artist of his choice. Wayne (zaccheus) and his friend chose a collaboration hit song called “forbidden” by Daddy O and “Third world”. Zaccheus and his friend came in third place, Wayne seen the smiles on every ones face and decided this is what he wanted to do.
On October of 1993 Wayne (Zaccheus) became a born again Christian and got together with some friends and formed a local Christian rap group called “temporary natives”. Zaccheus was the only reggae singer in the group and was given the name “Zaccheus” because he was the shortest one in the group and stuck with the name even after the group broke up.
In 1996 Zaccheus started his first solo recording in “Dainjamental studios” and completed an album called “follow Jah Follow” a reggae roots album. On Sept of 2008 Zaccheus performed in Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem N.Y. On Oct. 30,2008 Zaccheus released an album called “My light shine” and in 2011 Zaccheus re-released the is called “My light shine the deluxe edition” featuring new singles like “set di example” featuring 5th General a holy hip hop artist and producer, also “Shoot hoops not guns” and “Jesus”.
Today Zaccheus has a free mixtape with holy hip hop artist called 5th General. Go on line and search for Zaccheus & the 5th General free mixtape called “Higher learning” you can go to youtube.com/zaccheus & the 5th General holy culture.com, datpiff.com, audiomack. For the new year Zaccheus has duo album called “the Example” with the 5th General.
Where to buy your music: https://iTunes.com/ZaccheusReggae