Queen Omega getting ready to tour North America


Queen Omega_edit.jpgTrinidad's royal reggae empress, Queen Omega, who hails from San Fernando is getting ready for her debut tour of North American tour scheduled for the summer.

She is scheduled to perform at the Caribbean Unity Tour 2008 where she will share stage with top Jamaican performers Tony Rebel, Queen Ifrica, Steele, Baby Demus and Grindsman.

The female singer, whose birth name is Jeneile Osbourne, was born to a family of five between four boys. She was given the name 'Queenie' from a very tender age when she started showing off her singing talent. Recognizing her daughter's gift of singing, her mom Deborah encouraged her to go after her dream and pursue a career in music.

While attending kindergarten and primary schools, Queen Omega won several Calypso tent competitions for three consecutive years before being contracted by Trinidad's top producer Kenny Phillips do back-up singing on tracks for some of the biggest names in Soca.

She has performed on a number of shows including Quebec's Reggae Festival, Northwest Reggae Festival, Chicago Reggae Festival and Toronto's Jamaican Days, among others.

Queen Omega has to her credit five albums. Her debut self-titled album 'Queen Omega' recorded for Greenhouse Family, includes her popular singles 'Hypocrites & Parasites', 'All For You' and 'Warning' featuring Capleton and Sizzla. Archie Wonder and Anthony B are also two featured acts on the album.

Her second album, 'Pure Love', was completed and released in 2002. After touring England in 2003, she started working on her third album titled 'Away From Babylon' which was released in 2004 courtesy of JetStar Phonographics Ltd. This album made way for her first European tour, which took her to Switzerland, Belgium, Italy (Geel Festival & Rototom Festival), Siberia and France (Jamaican Sunrise Festival).

Queen Omega's fourth album entitled 'Destiny' is truly amazing and features a dancehall feel with soulful R&B overtones. 'Destiny' is being described by music enthusiasts as one of the best Roots Reggae albums ever recorded by a Rasta woman. It reveals the depth and evolution of Queen Omega's cultural music. Special Delivery Records, in France, produced 'Destiny'.

A fifth album, 'Servant Of Jah Army' produced by none other than the 'Mad Professor' himself, on the Ariwa Sounds label was released in 2006. Her deep song writing ability demonstrates her social consciousness.

The 'Servant Of Jah Army' project is credited with stellar musicians Sly Dunbar, Drumtan Ward, Robbie Shakespeare, Don Chandler, Leroy Mafia, Black Steel, Caroline, Dean Fraser, Stepper, Rico – all recorded at Ariwa Sounds produced By Mad Professor, and engineered by Mad Professor and Joe Ariwa.