Two of the most prolific young international gospel artiste won’t be performing be in Kenya for the New Year gig organized by Twelve Entertainment.
Jamaican Omari Edwards and Tobago’s Positive – real name Joel Murray – were expected in in Nairobi for a concert at KICC’s plenary hall on December 31 but due to security concerns, the gig was cancelled.
The 31-year-old Omari is known for his dynamic voice and peculiar gifting has been paving many roads for him. His motivation comes from his love for people, especially youth. He wants to develop in youth a greater appreciation for life as they cope with the day-to-day problems in society.
Familiar to reggae fans for his recent hits Help! and Why, Omari is creating waves in the music industry. He received three Megajamz Awards, including that for Lyricist of the Year 2008 for his song Why, produced by Kurt Riley.
As for Positive, every one of his singles has dominated the charts on both Christian and secular stations throughout the Caribbean. In less than a year, this young artist has been dubbed The new voice of the Caribbean.
At 23 years, Positive is determined to stay true to his calling and sing songs of hope and encouragement drawn from his tragic live experiences. "In 2003 my only sister died from meningitis and in 2007 my mother died of cancer", said Positive. "Through all this I've remained faithful to the ministry and have been able to find strength from God through the music he gave me".
His album Never Let Go is a heartfelt 14-song collection comprised of modern roots and lovers' rock with a tough of nyabinghi.