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UK SOUL LEGEND AND NFT CREATOR
3 DECADES OF COLLABORATION, PERFORMANCE AND SUCCESS
“A songwriter who values true classic form, a singer whose phrases are instinctively seductive”
• GQ Magazine US
Born October 14, 1968, in London and then raised in Canterbury, Omar is considered by many, to be a musical prodigy. He was educated at the prestigious Chetham's School of Music in Manchester and the Guildhall School of Music in London, where he played the trumpet, piano, bass guitar and served as principal percussionist of the Kent Youth Orchestra.
As a son of England, Omar is a classically trained artist and a National Treasure. Prince Charles named him a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE). But it was his subjects from around the World that coronated him as Soul Royalty.
THE UK GODFATHER OF NEO SOUL
His most well-known song was his debut single "There's Nothing Like This" (initially released on his Father's record label Kongo Records). This track catapulted him up the UK singles charts (1991) and helped to attract international attention to his unique voice and outstanding musical compositions.
"Do drop off a copy of your new album when it's finished."
• Prince Charles
Omar comes from a musical family. Byron Lyefook (Omar's Father) worked as a studio musician and drummer with Bob Marley, Horace Andy and The Rolling Stones. He founded Kongo Records, which Omar initially released his first two single releases, "Mr Postman" (1985) and "You and Me" (1988) featuring backup vocals from Caron Wheeler (Soul II Soul).
Omar's younger Brother, (aka Scratch Professer) is a Grammy Award Winning Producer, Remixer and DJ prodigy, who at the age of 13, stunned the World at the 1988 DMC UK Finals with his incredible turntable skills. Samia Lyefook (Omar’s Sister) is a renowned vocalist in her own right, and a BRIT School alumna. Together, they have supported Omar's musical aspirations. Learn more here.
Nothing sums up Omar's career quite like his 2 CD Anthology. With 33 treasured tracks spanning over 3+ decades. His diverse style has captured a loyal fan base of devoted listeners. With tracks like The Man, Best By Far, Outside, Simplify, This Is Not A Love Song and many more, his catalogue is worth exploring.
PREMIER OMAR NFT DROP WED JULY 14, 2021
In collaboration with Canadian Digital Visual Artist Adam Jarvis (aka: Vectorvault) and global music network iLive NFT, comes an ultra-rare Non-Fungible Token (NFTs). Inspired by the music and career of Omar Lyefook MBE. This one-of-a-kind NFT features the
Whether you are a new fan or a dedicated listener, this collection was created to grow in value over time. By investing in Omar, you are in essence buying a piece of music history unlike any other. To borrow a quote from one of his most notable songs,...