Queen Omega and Marcia Griffiths are currently two of the top reigning queens of reggae. Marcia, one of the original I –Three’s vocalists with the great Bob Marley, is still keeping the spirit of Bob Marley and the Wailers fresh and alive. She is a direct link to the prophetical, proverbial king of Reggae. This package with the two of these gifted singers together, Marcia Griffiths and Queen Omega, makes for a long show of beautiful female guidance and upliftment.
In 2008 she did fifteen festivals in North America from California to Toronto, including The Monterey Bay Reggae fest in Monterey, CA, Reggae Risings and Earthdance in Humboldt County, CA. Last year, in 2009 she headlined the Northwest World Music festival in Eugene OR and she also did Earthdance for a second year in a row in southern Humboldt county, CA, as well as numerous festivals on the east coast including performances in Providence, RI and in Vermont at the Vermont Reggae festival. She toured Brazil in April 2009, and in France in early June 2009.
In Trinidad, Queen Omega’s musical effort for 2010 is shaping up well as she is currently producing and recording for several U.S. and international Reggae producers.
In the U. S., she has joined forces with the hot and popular California Reggae artist, Jah Sun on a combination track called Mediation, and they also filmed the accompanying Mediation music video. Mediation is on the charts in Jamaica and their the music video was picked up on TV Jamaican Reggae Shows, featured #3 on the Wicked Bubblers on Hype TV and the European Reggae market picked up the video online for the top Reggae sites.
Queen Omega recently recorded Take Control on the Zion Roots Music, an affiliate of CRS Music Label out of Barbados for their compilation CD, Blessed. Take Control was produced by Family Music out of Germany.
Staying in high demand in France, the producer, IkaRoots Muzik and the Babyclone Band released two compilation CDs in 2010 featuring Queen Omega’s lead tracks Traveling on the Datta Riddim and Last Days on the Brighter Day Riddim. You can check out the Brighter Day.
Queen Omega is a roots reggae artist with a conscious message. She is a talented vocalist who knows music inside out, having worked as an artist since she was young. She has out five CD’s. She performs all over the world. Queen Omega is one of the stronger young upcoming female artists in the reggae genre.
Internationally, in the Reggae Music arena, Jeneile Osborne a.k.a. Queen Omega is currently a serious name to be reckoned with. Hailing from San Fernando Trinidad, Queen Omega was born to a family of five. Born between four boy siblings, she was given the pet name Queenie. From a very young age, Queenie displayed a passion for singing. Her mother Deborah, on recognizing her talent, encouraged her to pursue a career in music.
She started singing more seriously in kindergarten and primary school, where she won Calypso talent competitions over a period of three consecutive years. Her talent was recognized again, but this time by one of Trinidad's leading Soca producers, Kenny Phillips. She worked in his studio as a background vocalist for some of the biggest names in Soca music. She also entered local TV talent shows, never failing to captivate the hearts of her audiences.
Later on, as Queen Omega started focusing on her own solo career, she appeared on numerous stage shows with some of Reggae's most prominent artists, such as Luciano, Glen Washington, Junior Kelly and Bushman amongst others. This was happening while she was still attending secondary school. Astonished by her versatility, Kenny Phillips invited her on a trip to Jamaica alongside the Solomon Band to perform on the Caribbean Music Expo 2000.
During this stage of her life, Queen Omega was undergoing a spiritual transformation. She had chosen to embrace the way of Rastafari, which inspired her to write and sing meaningful, socio-conscious, spiritual music. Later that year, Queen Omega met with the Greenhouse Family in London and recorded her self-titled debut album, "Queen Omega". This album contains favorites such as "Hypocrites and Parasites", "Warning" featuring Capleton and Sizzla and "All For You". This album also featured artists like Archie Wonder and Anthony B.
Her second album "Pure Love" was completed and released in 2002. She returned to Jamaica to perform on "Sum Fest" alongside of the radical Jamaican artist Ninja Man. A little later she toured England in 2003.
Her third album, "Away From Babylon" was released in 2004 courtesy JetStar Phonographics Ltd. This album made way for her first European tour, on which she performed in 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 one of the best Roots Reggae albums ever released. It reveals the depth and evolution of Queen Omega's artistry. This album was produced by Special Delivery Records, in France.
Queen Omega’s fifth album, "Servant of Jah Army" was produced by the Mad Professor on the Ariwa Sounds Label and released in 2006. This project was reviewed as an Ariwa debut from a Rasta Female Icon perspective. Her deep song writing ability revealed her social consciousness. The "Servant of Jah Army" project is credited with stellar musicians: Drums: Sly Dunbar, Drumtan Ward. Bass: Robbie Shakespeare, Don Chandler, Keyboards: Leroy Mafia, Black Steel, Caroline Guitars: Black Steel Brass, Flute: Dean Fraser, Stepper, Rico - all recorded At Ariwa Sounds and engineered and mixed by the Mad Professor and Joe Ariwa.
Queen Omega has also performed at the African Festival in Germany, the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival in California, the Soca Reggae RiverSplash in Slovenia, Reggae Fest in Serbia and the Upsalla Festival in Sweden. Queen Omega performed on Tony Rebel's "Rebel Salute" staged in 2004, which earned a lot of respect for her among the Jamaican audience. In Queenie’s homeland, Trinidad, Queen Omega has performed at Chaguaramas Mobs 2 (1998 & 2003), Queens Park Savannah for 96.1 & 98.9 FM (1998 to 2000), Icons of Music (2002), and at Hands Across the Sea (2004).
Queen Omega is Trinidad's true "Queen of Reggae." She has more than demonstrated her talents on her five album releases. She has developed a depth of talent, and she is currently building her international fan base and is spreading out into new territories. Without a doubt, Queen Omega is a strong contender for the international title of "Queen of Reggae". Queen Omega is a conquering lion rasta messenger - conquering and to conquer.