Prince Malachi (born Mark Wynter, 1969, London), is a roots reggae singer who has been acclaimed as an international “New Roots Messenger”.
Wynter adopted the stagename Federal and worked as a deejay, performing on UK Sound Systems such as Gemini, Fatman, Sir Coxsone, and Java during the 1980s. He became a Rastafari and changed his name to “Malachi”. In 1997 he formed the Mount Arafat label with Bruno Wiener. In 1998 he released his first record, “Jah Light”, which garnered some international attention, under RAS Records. He then teamed up with Xterminator producer Philip “Fatis” Burrell on the “Love Jah” single and the album that followed in 1998. The following year, he released Watch Over We on RAS Records.
He recorded his next album, Runaway Slave, but his career was interrupted when he received a three and a half year prison sentence, of which he served 18 months, for what he described as “just a likkle thing that happened with me and babylon”.