Marlin Awards President
President, Marlin Awards
Kevin Harris has worked in the music, entertainment and marketing business for over twenty (20) years.
In 1988 he launched a local rap group named System 3 who traveled throughout the United States, the Caribbean and the Family Islands ministering the gospel in song.
In 1996 System 3 was nominated for a prestigious Grammy Award for their involvement in the first gospel album ever released by the historic Motown Records label called, “Motown Comes Home”.
It was also in 1996 when Mr. Harris launched the Bahamian Gospel Music Marlin Awards which in 2002 became known as the Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin Awards. The Marlin Awards are now considered the top gospel awards in the world for Caribbean Gospel Music.
He has had the opportunity to organize events for and work with many local and international gospel music artists and agencies including civil rights icon, the late Rosa Parks; television personality, Oprah Winfrey; Grammy Award winners, Be Be Winans, Donnie McClurkin, Quincy Jones, the late Natalie Cole, Mary Mary and Pastor Shirley Caesar.
He has served as the Marketing Assistant for Western Union and British American Bank from 1996-1998 and as a full time Assistant Youth Pastor at Bahamas Faith Ministries from 1998-2002.
Mr. Harris has worked in the radio industry since 1995 as a gospel radio announcer with various radio stations including 100 Jamz, 101.9 Joy FM and Spirit Gospel 92.5FM. He later became the host and producer of a national radio talk show called “State of Affairs with Kevin Harris” which originally aired on Guardian Radio 96.9FM and more recently on ZSR103.5FM.
He was ordained a minister of the gospel in1997 and is the founder and CEO of Harris Media Group, a Bahamian based Media, Marketing and Production firm. He is married and has two (2) sons and a daughter.