Making waves throughout the music industry, Omari Banks recently received rave reviews from Forbes, BET, Complex and many notable media for his music and ethics, and amazing performance at Moonsplash 2016. Among such publications, the prestigious HuffingtonPost recently featured former professional athlete, turn reggae crooner Omari Banks.
Here is an excerpt from the article written by Erika Finn.
At six foot five, dark and handsome, with long dreadlocks and a cool Caribbean style, you can’t help but be drawn to Omari Banks. I meet up with Omari at Café Mediterraneo at Cuisinart Golf Resort & Spa in Anguilla, which is conveniently located next door to the famous Dune Preserve that just finished hosting its 26th annual Moonsplash festival. As we head to our table, we can’t walk but two feet without Omari exchanging warm greetings with another passerby, almost like an unofficial ambassador of Anguilla. We eventually sit down at a table in the back of the restaurant and, after ordering identical chopped salads with seared tuna, launch right into chatting about his life.
I ask about his shirt which says ‘get stoned naturally’. It turns out that he doesn’t smoke, never has, and drinks minimally. “I’ve always been very structured in things that I’ve done” he says, “and in sports I liked to be in control. I take that same kind of mentality towards my music.”