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NAOMI COWAN

Reggae Revival

Kingston, Jamaica

Naomi Cowan; a multi-disciplinary artist, has worked in the spotlight & behind the scenes as a vocalist, songwriter, media producer & television presenter for over 10 years. She was raised in the entertainment industry under the mentorship of her parents; impresario Tommy Cowan, OD and vocalist Dr. Carlene Davis-Cowan, OD. Tommy Cowan is well known for his involvement in Bob Marley’s career. Her mother, Carlene Davis a Canadian-Jamaican who is recognized by the music industry for her international success as a vocalist and community builder.

  • A former Miss Teen Jamaica; Naomi is well-known for her infectious personality as a TV presenter. She began performing on stage as a child, commercial modelling as a teen and began working on television at RETV even before she started university.
  • In 2014 she released her debut single; “Naked”, an inspirational alternative pop track that represented her decision to release music.
  • Naomi is continuing her musical journey by releasing a tribute to reggae music with ‘Things You Say You Love’ originally performed by The Jamaicans an award-winning rocketed quartet from the 60’s. 2017 marks the 50th year since the release of this iconic reggae song. The song was released late September with Zojak International Distribution, it can be found on Itunes, Youtube, Spotify, Amazon, Beats, Tidal, Shazam, Google Play & all major digital platforms. Tommy Cowan co-wrote the song with Norris Weir. The song was also covered by British Reggae band UB40 in 2004. To further pay tribute to reggae music, Naomi collaborated with guitarist, vocalist and producer of the international reggae-pop group ‘Magic!’, Mark Pelli on this project. Mark produced the track with Naomi and is featured as a guest vocalist. Mark is co-writer and producer of many award-winning and billboard chart topping songs including the group’s infectious single ‘Rude’.
  • A graduate of Toronto’s Ryerson University, Naomi holds a Bachelors degree in Media Production and a Masters degree in Digital Media. At Ryerson, she has been recognized and awarded in multiple capacities for her contribution to community building and leadership.
  • Naomi has performed for audiences both large & small from being a leading act on the Fun in the Son festival (in New York and Jamaica) with over 10,000 people to small acoustic settings at local Toronto cafes. Her favourite place to be is behind her piano or with a guitar in hand writing music. She is also a huge proponent of ‘people first’, outside of work; Naomi is always investing time into her family and friends.
  • Naomi’s career platform is based on her personal credo: “Live to Give”. She uses her voice to help serve the needs of youth, the underprivileged and the creative community. Currently she is an ambassador & mentor for the We Transform Jamaica programme, an initiative led by Jamaica’s Ministry of National Security. She is the co-founder of ‘Studio Bud’ a social initiative established to build creative confidence in Gen-Z youth. She invests her time & efforts into mentoring young women of all backgrounds, leading small groups focused on personal development. Between 2012-2014, Naomi mentored a group of teen moms in Kingston, Jamaica under her brand NCouraged.
  • Gifted with an impressive command of her singing & speaking voice, Naomi is sure to carve her own niche in the market as an musical artist that strives to empower audiences to find their voice and use it in a meaningful way.

One day, she got brave enough to #UseHerVoice

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