Olivier Martelly

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Michel-Olivier Martelly
Birth name Michel-Olivier Martelly
Born Miami
Genres kompa
Occupation(s) Musician
Years active 2006–
Website http://www.oliviermartelly.com

Michel-Olivier Martelly (French pronunciation: ​[miʃɛl-ɔlivje maʁteli]), better known as Olivier Martelly, is a Haitian American singer. He has a stage name, BigO.

Early life[edit]

Olivier Martelly was born in Haiti. His father, Michel Martelly was the 56th President of Haiti, and his mother, Sophia Saint-Rémy Martelly was First Lady.[1]

Career[edit]

Olivier's discographies are hard to find, and as public data about him are extremely limited, his career is relatively unknown. In the 2015 presidential election, he published a song endorsing government-backed candidate Jovenel Moise[2] in response to Wyclef Jean's endorsement of Jude Célestin.[3] Martelly is the CEO of Big O Productions, that features Haitian artists.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charles, Jacqueline, ed. (12 May 2015). "Haiti First Lady Sophia Martelly reviewing options after candidacy rejected". Miami Herald. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Olivier Martelly repon-n Wyclef Jean ( Neg Bannan nan ) Jovenel Moise" (in Haitian Creole). 19 October 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  3. ^ "Wyclef Jean – Lé a rive! Li sipote (Endorsing) Jude Celestin" (in Haitian Creole). 18 October 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  4. ^ Press, ed. (7 March 2015). "Swizz Beatz Brings Chris Brown & Lil Wayne to Haiti for Free Concert [Photos]". HipHopWired. Retrieved 14 December 2015.