Mervin Budram aka MD is a Gospel Reggae, Soca and Caribbean music artiste from Belize. A youth and worship pastor from Belmopan, MD is also the founder and director of Ripple Effect Ministries International with a vision that people everywhere will experience healing and freedom to their body soul and spirit as they minister through music and other artistic expression.

MD is passionate about equipping and mentoring young leaders a task he accomplishes through TAS Belize, a marketing company he founded in 2009 and co-owns with his wife Ruth; Roots and Honour Records, a music label and group he started in 2012 to protect the music and artistes God has led them to develop; Legacy youth movement, an inter-church youth organization that trains, mentors and disciples Belizean youth to help them connect with their God-given destinies, and The R1pple 3ffect Band, a group of talented singers and musicians who bring the music to life on stage.

MD is father to daughters Chloe and Grace.