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oH! THE ARTIST!

oH! THE ARTIST

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From humble beginnings at his parents’ record store in Toronto’s Little Jamaica community to performing on “Sesame Street” as a child and teaching himself, at age seven, to sing Whitney Houston’s “The Greatest Love of All’, Omar has always been entrenched in music. By the time he was a teenager, the crooner joined a group called “The Show” that was signed to 2 major label deals, toured across Canada and shared the stage with acts such as Usher, Yung Buck, Ginuwine, 98 Degrees, and Canadian talent Kardinal Offishall, Glenn Lewis, Shawn Desman and Massari. After more than 10 years, two Juno nominations, a Canadian Urban Music award, three compilations and an album (“Debt, Sweat and Tears*), Omar went solo.

Since his depart from performing with the group, Omar has continued display his performance savvy. Omar garnered Top 16 success on the final season of Canadian Idol (he was one of the only contestants to get a standing ovation for his unique vocal arrangement of “Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Whithers) and immediately¬† solidified himself as a staple on Toronto’s music scene. The singer has been the requested resident vocalist at Dazzling Lounge’s “Live Thursdays” and various well known live music venues. Omar, alongside the resident band “The Recipee”, has travelled internationally and as a unit shared the stage with artists such as Tank, Brandy Norwood, Deborah Cox, Andy Kim and Mya. Omar has also performed for city-wide events with established corporates such as Jully Black, “The JUNO Awards”, The Legacy Awards, Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre and Union Station.

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