Peter “Ram” Wiggins is a household name not only in Barbados but also throughout the Caribbean, New York, and London. His career started in the mid-eighties as a DJ, playing at street jams and parties with his cousin Chihuahua Business Man (L’il Rick). He started writing lyrics and decided to try his hand at the mic. The rest, as they say, is history.
Known as Mr. Freestyle in Barbados, Peter Ram is no stranger to the stage. His big tune “Rats” placed him in the finals for the Barbados 2001 Party Monarch competition and he knows how to get the crowd excited when he comes on the stage to chant some Reggae with Square One or Biggie Irie. His quick wit and ease with lyrics helped him to write may a tune for artistes form to Soca Queen Alison Hinds such as Top Class Bubbla, Get Ready to Wine, Do As Ya Want, Confidence, and Fireworks. Quite a few of his compositions have been released by VP Records on some of their compilation albums.
For Crop Over 2003, Peter Ram released the huge hit “The Pledge” or “Blue, Yellow and Black”, as it is affectionately known. A catchy song dedicated to the people of his hometown Barbados. The song was so popular, that whenever “Ram” took to the stage to perform it, the audience would sing every lyric, especially the school children who have embraced the song as an Anthem for patriotic Barbadians. The Pledge was a tremendous success and Ram took it all the way to the Pic-O-De-Crop finals and to the Party Monarch Finals at East Coast Road. This song also earned him the Nation Builder Award for 2003.
Ram has shared the stage with not only Bajan Artists, but also with the likes of Beenie Man, Merciless and Elephant Man. At the Digicel launch on Barbados, he appeared wit L’il Rick and International Sensations Shaggy and Bounty Killer.
Ram turned to acting and appeared in his first feature film “Tek Dem Out”. The year 2006 also marked the 2nd year that he held the endorsement for “Total Sport”, a sports brand retail outlet in Barbados.
Most recently, Ram’s 2006 Crop Over smash hit “Woman By My side” has been enjoying tremendous success as it continues to share the top spot on Toronto Lime’s charts as well as flooding the airwaves of the United States, Canada, Europe, and Caribbean. Peter had also over the Carnival Season launched his music video in Trinidad with Synergy TV. The single has afforded Ram the opportunity to tour extensively, and recently warmed the hearts of Trinidadians and his six-week stint in the twin island Republic. This allowed him the opportunity to be featured on the major events over the Carnival season.
His touring continues as was currently booked solid in the Crop Over Season in Barbados.