Dione Andrea Nancolas – Founder
Dione, a Jamaican born, was a member of the Swallowfield Chapel Church in Kingston Jamaica. She has been a born-again Christian since 1998.
She spent 8 months as a discipler in the Radical Dimension Youth Ministries at her church. She went on to assist for a short while with the planning of the Project 150 ministries there also, a ministry that supports Jazz and music in arts among Christians.
Since her conversion, the Lord allowed Dione to take a job with one of Jamaica’s leading secular music organization – Shocking Vibes Production Ltd. This establishment was home to Jamaica’s #1 Reggae dancehall and Grammy Award-winning Artist Beenie Man. Dione served as Distributions Manager from 2000 through 2002 and then became Public Relations and Promotions Manager from 2002 to 2006.
Dione enjoyed her time at Shocking Vibes. At times others questioned her claim to work in such a secular organization as a Christian but Dione stood true to her Christian beliefs and excelled in her services there. It was more like a Joseph or Daniel story if you will. She worked so closely with the company’s directors they wouldn’t do much of anything without her. They had her organize many different major events produced by the company including one of the best produced annual reggae festivals next to Reggae Sumfest – the Beenie Man Summer Sizzle.
Over time quite a few of her co-workers would accompany her to church. The culture of the establishment was a Rastafarian religion, but would soon become quite Christ-aware. In fact, one artist accepted Christ at her very desk and left the secular music business, others would come to know Christ through her influence there.
The company came to a seemingly pre-mature end in December 2006 when the reggae icon Beenie Man left the company to begin his own label, and most of the workers were made redundant. This did not take Dione nor her boss by surprise, as God had revealed it to her in a dream and she had made it known to him and a few other high ranking employees.
Dione would continue to be a sought out music consultant for many different top secular music companies both local and in the USA.
Dione retired from the music scene in 2014 when she met her husband William and migrated to the USA. While Dione is still welcomed as a part of the Shocking Vibes team, she now works from home in her own Decorating Company – EX:25 Designs, as the Chief Designer. EX:25 Designs serves as Interior and Event Decorators for various leading corporate institutions in the United States and Jamaica. Dione and William also own a ranch in Idaho which is used as a beautiful semi-outdoor wedding venue.
Dione and her husband William Nancolas currently lives in Idaho where he is a native-born, with their 2 terrier Schnoodle puppies; Blu and Chase. She now spearheads the Spirit of Esther Ministries.