Omi Cheerlader

Country: Jamaica
Musical genre(s): Reggae pop reggae fusion
Years of experience: 2012-present


  “Cheerleader” is a song that is heard everywhere! I enjoy it. It is such an entertaining song that has such a good beat.  Another summer hit! Having seen the two different videos, I feel like going to a beach to relax and sunbathe.

Omi’s voice is smooth, and joyful. I look forward to hearing more songs of his, even an album. He has potential because his songs reflect Jamaican music, which has a distinct style. I can’t wait to hear to more songs of his. The melody of  “Cheerleader” (Felix Jaehn version)  is  rhythmic with fluid composition.

Brief Bio.:

 Omi was discovered by the dancehall impresario Clifton Dillon. Soon after, he signed with Oufah, a Jamaican label. The first song Omi recorded was “Standing On All Threes”. He also has other hits that are known in Jamaica  “Take It Easy”, “Fireworks”, and “Color of My Lips” ( featuring Busy Signal, Jamaican reggae artist)

The song was composed in 2008.  It was not recorded however, until 2012. The song was a hit in Jamaica, Hawaii, United States. There are two remixed versions of “Cheerleader”: one by Felix Jaehn, and the other by Ricky Blaze.

In 2014, Patrick Moxey, the president of Ultra Music ,heard the song “Cheerleader”, and offered to relaunch into a dance music version of it.  The song became a hit became a success in Europe, starting with Sweden, then eventually France, Italy and Germany, etc. In May, it became a hit in the United Kingdom. Since then it has become an international hit!

Here three other different videos for the same song:

Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix, at the beach)

Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix) with The New England Patriots Cheerleaders

Cheerleader- Official Video (Original version)

Beach version




Originally Written: July 29, 2015



MAGIC! Sunday Fun Day

Country:  Canada
Musical genre(s): Reggae-Pop
Years of experience: 2012-present


Nasri Atweh – lead vocals

Mark Pelli – guitar

Alex Tanas – drums  

Ben Spivak – bass                            

MAGIC’s latest single “Sunday Funday” is a fun song with a summer vibe.

A fun song that refers to relatable topics such as a looking forward to the weekend, and a dislike for Mondays.  Everyone needs a little  R & R, which “Sunday Funday” demonstrates this in an amusing fashion. It reminds me of how I look forward to the weekend with excitement or for the first day of vacation. It is a catchy song. I feel like doing the “happy dance”.  This song proves more potential for this group.

They have the trademark mix of reggae-pop in this summer hit. The two genres are distinct in the song, but compliment each other very well.  I enjoy the mix of genres, which is not always easy. MAGIC! has definitely achieved this with perfection. The music is similar to their first single “Rude”, having the same two-genre fusion. Reggae is not a genre that one hears often. It makes for a nice change and can be combined with pop.

Lead singer Nasri Atweh has an incredible voice that can’t be forgotten. The band members Mark, Alex, and Ben are very talented musicians. There is a nice sense of teamwork and collaboration, which are key to a successful band. MAGIC! definitely has these qualities.

Their first album Don’t Kill the Magic is available in stores and on iTunes, which is also amazing. 🙂


Official Clip


Originally written July 22, 2015