Jeneile Osborne (born c. 1981), better known as Queen Omega, is a reggae singer born in Trinidad.

Queen Omega
Birth nameJeneile Osborne
Bornc. 1981
San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago
GenresDancehall, roots reggae
Years active2000–present
LabelsJet Star, Ariwa

Biography edit

Osborne was born in 1981 August 31t 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]

In 2023, she gained viral popularity after her song "No Love Dubplate" with Swiss DJ/Music Prodcuer, Little Lion Sound, gained more than 38 Million Views on YouTube. In response to the success she said to fans "You have mad this a hit and I'am so grateful. Many years of hard work not looking for hype but more to connect people globally through my music..For this I'am humbled and grateful"[6]

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
  • Freedom Legacy (2023), Lions Flow Productions under exclusive license to Baco Music

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Trinidadian next 'British reggae sensation' Archived October 6, 2012, at the Wayback Machine", Jamaica Gleaner, 2004, retrieved 2011-02-14
  2. ^ Cooke, Mel (2004) "Reggae at Port Kaiser Archived October 6, 2012, at the Wayback Machine", Jamaica Gleaner, 21 January 2004, retrieved 2011-02-14
  3. ^ a b "Marcia Griffiths, Queen Omega : two of reggae's reigning queens Archived July 13, 2011, at the Wayback Machine", 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
  6. ^ Gardner, Claudia (2023-12-30). "Queen Omega Basking In Success Of 'No Love Dubplate'". DancehallMag. Retrieved 2024-01-01.