Early Life & Music Career
Omar Regan born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He started writing songs at the age of 9 and performed his first show at 12. In 1999 his music hit mainstream radio stations in Detroit and he was quickly added to their daily rotation. This exposure attracted such record labels as Dreamworks and Tommy Boy Records. Omar was later offered a single record deal from Tommy Boy Records, but turned it down in hopes of a better contract. He and his brother formed the group S.O.A (Slaves of Allah) and performed as the opening act with the likes of Method Man, Redman, KRS-One, Sugar Hill Gang, Royce da 5'9, Strike, MU, Undataka, and many others.
Later he caught the acted bug and left Detroit for California. While auditioning for different movie roles, he explored another one of his talents and jumped on stage as a Stand Up Comic. After being spotted on stage, he appeared on the E! reality series, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Fight for FameÃ¢â‚¬Â? (2006). He won and signed a year-contract with one of the top agencies in Hollywood called ACME. This appearance spring boarded his career and he was offered many roles. However, many of the roles conflicted with his image as a father and role model. Searching for movies that were socially thought provoking and that were beneficial to those who look up to him, he found himself writing and focused on providing the industry with positive clean material.
Omar is known to be a very passionate and devoted member of his community. He reaches out to the youth as a Mentor and Motivational Speaker encouraging people to focus on the beauty of life itself and that success belongs to all of us, if we stay positive, have faith and care about everybody in this world. He is a proud member of the Canadian Dawah Association as a Program Developer. As a motivational and public speaker, he visits schools and conducts family counseling and marriage workshops and is now focused on inter-faith forums with hope that peace can be brought through understanding and dialogue.
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