Hoszia Hinds, Barbados

Hoszia Hinds is a passionate, singer and songwriter who began his journey of ministering the word of God in song from about the age of 10 years. Not content to sing other people’s songs, he spent long evenings improvising musical instruments, creating and writing his own music to whatever was going on in his head.

In 2006, Hoszia released “All I Need” his first single on disc, effectively launching his career as a solo artiste. Since then, he has become increasingly well known as one of the break-out Caribbean Gospel artistes from Barbados. In 2008, Hoszia received a nomination in the Soul category of the Gospel Music Channel Awards, as well as a nomination for the Barbados Music Awards’ Gospel Artiste of the Year.  These achievements were followed in 2009 with Flame Awards for Artiste of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. He also received the 2009 Flame Award for Best Collaboration with acoustic guitarist, Barry Reid. Following the successful release of his second album Breaking Out in 2010, Hoszia was nominated for the Ensound Music Awards in several categories and emerged as Best Caribbean/Reggae Artist. His third album entitled The Race Against Time is set for release this year.

With a music style described as Contemporary Urban Gospel, with Reggae, Pop, Rock, Alternative and R&B influences, Hoszia’s focus is to proclaim Jesus in his song ministry. "My desire before I die or Jesus returns is that I would have impacted my generation with the love of Jesus and the truth about how real He is. That’s why I sing so much about Him and I am not ashamed to say the name of Jesus because He is all I need, so I would count everything as nothing for the majesty of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.”

Hozia is married and he and his wife Tracy have a son, Treszia.