Shahidah Omar makes a television appearance right alongside her husband Comedian/Actor JB Smoove, on BET’s REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD.
Shahidah Omar returned to Bonnaroo for the second consecutive year in 2012 with other major performances all over the globe. The “Freedom” tour was very well received, including phenomenal encores and earned her a whole new legion of fans eager for her upcoming releases of 2015. The Chicago native is a soulful singer-songwriter with a rock edge infused with classically trained operatic vocals. Shahidah Omar is an incredibly focused talent. She writes, arranges, engineers and produces her vocals in her own “Hot Pink Studios. The definition of a proactive female artist, Ms. Omar has recorded many genres of music. Accompanying her repertoire is an wide catalog of songs that have been published on film and television including BET’s “Girlfriends.” Filling out her complete Artist/Performer package,Shahidah Omar has an extensive background in modeling, dance and acting, along with several credits in theatrical stage and film. Though make no mistake, singing is Shahidah Omar ’s passion! Using her voice like a symphony of instruments, Shahidah Omar onstage, with a microphone in her hand, is home! Shahidah Omar made her debut performance of the album “Freedom” on NBC’s “The Bonnie Hunt Show.” What’s important to this artist, is the message her lyrics leave behind. Songs like “What About The Living”, “Stop The War” and her concert anthem “People Of The World” drives Shahidah Omar ’s audience to move and feel at the same time. With a raw and authentic sound that can be felt from the back of the room, the Anti-Diva sings truisms as though she bleeds them from her soul. Shahidah Omar is driven by Passion. Deciding not to artistically blend in with the grain, but to create and tread a path of her own, she lives by being Her Truth Now! Humanitarian, vegetarian, liberator and leader!