Harmini Domonic Bonsignore is a Platinum Champion who sponsors and supports JOTU & GEMS.
Hello my name is Dominic Bonsignore. I grew up in the projects of Riverview Apartments in Elmira, NY. Both my brother and I were raised by our mom who was a single parent struggling with Tourettes Syndrome and on welfare. At age seven I was molested by a local stranger who lived in our complex – the beginning of my personal life spiraling in a downward direction that was soon out of control. At age 10 I began using drugs and was addicted and/or using up to eight drugs for most of my childhood and teen years.
When I was 15, our home was raided by the Elmira PD for drug trafficking. A second raid was conducted by the Elmira S.W.A.T. when I was 17. For 12 years I ran the streets with thugs, local gang bangers, rappers, drug dealers and users. As the downward spiral of my life continued, it led to jail then to prison. I ended up on probation four times during my teenage years and was hooked to the ankle bracelet for one year. I was placed in rehab twice and was hospitalized more than a dozen times for drug over dose and suicide attempts, and had to have my stomach pumped several times with black charcoal. I was placed in detention homes, drug programs and delinquent youth homes numerous times. My repeated delinquent behaviors as a wayward child built me the reputation of an unreachable heathen without hope for change. All of these activities, including the jail and prison terms, occurred before I was 21 years old.
While approaching the final two months of incarceration, I received word that my mother had been diagnosed with lung cancer. Two weeks before my scheduled release, she lost the fight she’d briefly warred. My brother, Anthony, promised our mom on her death bed as she was approaching that golden hour that he would try his hardest to be patient with me and to take care of me when I got out of incarceration. He met me at the opening gate of the jail facility and that very day took me under his wing, in hopes that he might give me a chance to pick up the broken pieces of my shattered life. Upon release, I had no work experience (except in sales and distribution of illegal substances), no driver’s license, no understanding whatsoever on how to live in the real world and was recognizably ignorant on how to manage the normal responsibilities of everyday life. My brother relocated us to New Mexico and I returned to the only life I knew.
Then after 12 years of going through program after program, therapy and more therapy, spending time locked up and being bound by hardcore addiction that had me chained in a dungeon of sorrows, I suddenly found freedom. In the summer of 2005 I found Jesus Christ and within less than two months those that had been front row spectators in my life of destruction, were now witnessing these massive addictions suddenly falling powerless behind me.
My life began to change so fast and so dramatically that people couldn’t keep up with the transformation. And even though many saw it happening right before their very eyes, they did not want to except or receive my testimony as to who it was that was responsible for what was happening to me. Any answer would do except Jesus. Tell me anything you want to tell me, but just don’t tell me the truth. Don’t tell me it was Jesus.
I began using my gifts and talents in music to spread this same Gospel that I knew was changing my life for good. I made a commitment to use my life and testimony to help produce Godly change in the lives of others. I am currently a member of a bilingual Christian rap group called O.N.C (Of No Consequence), evangelizing across the nation and other countries. I also perform as a solo artist and write original music based on the Gospel’s transforming power. The Lord, by His grace alone, has also chosen to use my life in the areas of modeling, acting, co-directing film and co-producing music as an influential means of reaching troubled youth in nations around the world.
I have been drug free since the summer of 2005 and have been diligent in pursuing not only the dreams and visions God has set in my heart, but also the calling for which I was born. I get along with 99 percent of all humanity and I delight in loving and blessing others. I currently live in Dallas, Texas, where I continue to pursue the passion for music that was placed in my heart as a young boy. And last but not least, I must express one of the most important, delightful and meaningful gifts in my life, my son. I am privileged to be the father of a beautiful six-year old son that never ceases to absolutely steal my heart away and bring unending joy to my life and the music I write.
Thank you for taking time out of your day to read my biography and for your desire to know me on a more personal level and the story behind my life as one of God’s performing artists.
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