b. Carl Wellington, c.1960, Portman, Jamaica, West Indies. Influenced by DJs including Yellowman and Nicodemus, Professor Nuts began his career as a DJ performing on the St. Catherine-based Love Child Sound System . In 1984 he held the position of top DJ in a national competition representing St. Catherine. In 1985 he earned kudos for his first professional stage show at the renowned Cinema Two located in Half Way Tree. He gained a reputation for his comic approach to the dancehall, where he became known as Mr. Whobedeh and formed a partnership with the equally humorous Lecturer. In 1988, performing in his own right, he appeared alongside Josey Wales, Lieutenant Stitchie and Flourgon at the Reggae Sunsplash Festival dancehall night where his shenanigans were met with great approval. As a result he appeared alongside Tippa Lee, Rappa Robert and Pinchers. In 1990, he joined Papa San in a crucial showdown and survived the session to participate in a border clash with Louie Culture, Daddy Screw and the Ninja Kid. His distinctive style led to a high profile in the reggae media although he was unable to build on his notoriety with a significant hit. In spite of his success, his recorded output was sporadic, although this situation was redressed with the release of Tan So Back and three singles in 1999, ‘Mama Have Her Own’, ‘Jamaican Girls’ and ‘Funny Guy’. His appeal is considered to be predominantly visual, and he has subsequently maintained a steady profile through dancehall videos. He has appeared alongside Jamaica’s top DJs including Beenie Man, Shabba Ranks, Ninjaman and singer Barrington Levy. In 1999, he teamed up with Dave ‘Rude Boy’ Kelly who employed him to perform in session on the ‘Bruk Out’ rhythm.
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