Teenage Recording Artist Wayne J was recently recruited by Portland based Alligator Head Foundation to be their Youth Ambassador to raise environmental awareness, increase Ocean conservation, and promote the decrease in the usage of single use plastic products. Wayne’s involvement kicked off with the release of the single and music video for “Plastic Bottles”. Produced by Diztroy and AppleJuiceKid, Wayne J spreads the message of conservation as the Foundation aims to develop a Fish Sanctuary and rehabilitate the local communities that make fishing their source of income and sustenance.
About Alligator Head Foundation
Alligator Head Foundation supports the conservation of coastal resources with passion and the rehabilitation of local communities that depend on fishing as a livelihood. We deliver research, education, outreach and training to empower communities to adopt the tools needed to build a more sustainable relationship with their ocean.
The AHF has partnered with the Wayne J camp to raise environmental awareness, increase ocean conservation and promote the reduction in the use of single use plastics through the promotion of the Wayne J “Plastic Bottles” song. We are developing creative and exciting public education programs to encourage the proper disposal of solid waste; working with local Schools, Colleges and Communities to change behaviour and incite local action. Our efforts include beach clean-ups, presentations and Incentive-driven campaigns to encourage best practice and environmental stewardship. We are also working with Parley for the Oceans, and Adidas to reuse ocean plastics in new and innovative ways through Footwear, Apparel, and Sports Kits.
About Wayne J
Jamaica has created countless stars ranging from Dennis Brown, Bob Marley, Beenie man, and Junior Tucker just to name a few. Wayne Smith aka Wayne J is another great product from the backbone of this limitless talent island. Born Wayne Anthony Smith Jr. on April 23, 2003, this young Microphone blaster was born with a great gift to entertain, Influence and teach. Packed with unlimited musical abilities, Wayne J started making music at the age of 3 with his first song, “Stay In School”. Early influences included his father as he was a member of the group, “Top Team”.
Wayne J received national recognition after performing at over 100 shows before the age of 10. He has gained experience both as Performer and developed a comprehension of the music Business. His official single came in 2013 with the release of, “18 Or Older”, which encourages young people to avoid Alcohol, Drugs and other adult behaviour and was followed by an EP later that year. With the success of his first single, Wayne J followed up with the social commentary themed, “Slacky Mouth”, and “Chikungunya” which later became a staple among fans. With a disciplined team, Wayne J offers his artistry to his in-house Production team of Greatest Records, and other future projects with Geejam Records.
Today, Wayne J attends Hydel High as the school’s “Deejay” and is a budding Footballer. He is currently working with the Alligator Head Foundation and is prepping his debut album which is set for a Summer 2017 release.