BIO: Dwayne Griffiths
Born with musical genetics… each individual had a talent; Dwayne Mareico Griffith’s two (2) brothers were musicians and his five (5) sisters were singers, his dad was a singing evangelist and his mom a preacher. Raised in a Christian household, the large family had their financial struggles. Those struggles motivated him to work extremely hard and literally he did so as early as seven (7) years of age, when he started playing the drums at church.
By the age of eight (8) Dwayne was making an earning from his talent ‘playing drums’, this sometimes helped to send him and his siblings to school. Though he enjoyed playing the drums it was singing where his passion lied. The sisters sang and the brothers played music, so Dwayne mastered his percussion and learnt to play other instruments (guitar, bass and keyboard) in the progress. Soon after, he slowly started assisting with background vocals in groups. Then boldly, he started singing with his sisters.
Dwayne grew to love singing more, and went on to entering the popular JCDC Gospel Festival for his high school twice, where he failed to place. Though, later while attending the G.C. Foster College, he entered the same competition for his school and medaled each year from 2003 unto 2006.
Now groomed into a song writer, Dwayne wrote his first song in the year 2006, titled ‘Change’ after watching the news about children being abused and killed.
Upon completing College, Mr. Griffiths began writing full time and by 2008, he recorded the song ‘Change’ and began work for his album, ‘Dmagri’s Anthology; Nah Give Up’. The now completed album was launched and released in April 2012 in the United States and successfully released a few singles including ‘Nah Give Up’,
‘Bless’, ‘Change’ and ‘To my Rescue’, the album to date is receiving heavy rotations on the air waves both locally and internationally. Dmagri’s Anthology is a testimony of his relationship and growth in Christ. ‘Dmagri’s’ meaning short for Dwayne Marieco Griffiths.
Dmagri enjoys singing because it provides a safe haven for him; it relaxes his mind and allows him to be himself. He looks forward to being onstage around the world ministering, with hopes that at least one person will feel changed and he will consider his job accomplished. This dynamic, talented artiste is a conservative, jovial, shy and reserved individual who wants to be known as the “Gospel
‘Bob Marley’”… bringing a new change in gospel music, which he believes he can accomplish because he has musical genes.