Queen Omega (singer)

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Queen Omega
Birth name Jeneile Osborne
Born c. 1984
San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago
Genres Dancehall, roots reggae
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2000–present
Labels Jet Star, Ariwa
Notable instruments
Voice

Jeneile Osborne (born c. 1984), better known as Queen Omega is a reggae singer born in Trinidad.

Biography[edit]

Osborne was born in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago.[1] After singing in calypso and soca bands, she turned to reggae, and began performing roots reggae influenced by her adoption of the Rastafarian faith. She became based in England, where she began recording in 2000, releasing her self-titled debut album in 2001, and moved on to work with the Green House Family label.[1] Her second album, Pure Love, was released in 2003. In 2004 she performed at the Rebel Salute festival.[2] Her third album, Away From Babylon, was released in 2004, and Destiny followed in 2005. In 2008 she performed at many reggae festivals in North America, headlining the Northwest World Music festival in Eugene, Oregon.[3] In 2009 she toured Brazil and France.[3] In 2010 she recorded with Jah Sun on his Gravity EP and toured with Marcia Griffiths.[4][5]

Discography[edit]

  • Queen Omega (2001), Jet Star
  • Pure Love (2003), Green House Family/Jet Star
  • Away From Babylon (2004), Charm/Jet Star
  • Destiny (2005), Nocturne/Special Delivery
  • Servant of Jah Army (2008), Ariwa
  • Together We Aspire, Together We Achieve (2012), Greatest Friends Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Trinidadian next 'British reggae sensation'", Jamaica Gleaner, 2004, retrieved 2011-02-14
  2. ^ Cooke, Mel (2004) "Reggae at Port Kaiser", Jamaica Gleaner, 21 January 2004, retrieved 2011-02-14
  3. ^ a b "Marcia Griffiths, Queen Omega : two of reggae's reigning queens", Jamaica Star, 2010, retrieved 2011-02-14
  4. ^ Campbell-Livingston, Cecelia (2010) "Reggae changed my life for the better says Jah Sun", Jamaica Observer, 26 May 2010, retrieved 2011-02-14
  5. ^ "Entertainment: Quickies", Jamaica Gleaner, 21 May 2010, retrieved 2011-02-14