KINGSTON, Jamaica — Dancer turned singjay Ovamarz says he has high hopes that his latest single Best Pon Two Foot and the accompanying music video will serve as a motivation to others.
“Success and opportunity isn’t there lying around and waiting on anyone, one has to reach out and grasp it. Hence this single is just my way of encouraging people to do their best in whatever task they take on,” he said.
Ovamarz whose real name is Marlon Hardy added that the single doesn’t just pay tribute to the greats like Usain Bolt and Bob Marley, but also to the ‘common man’ doing his hustling in the streets daily.
Apart from working on a mixtape slated to be released later this year the entertainer said he is trying to balance both dancing and singing careers efficiently.
“I try my best not to stray away from what makes me Ovamarz...and that is dancing so my team and I are always creating new dance moves,” he said.
He added that dancers, including himself, are not given the credit that they deserve.
“We are not given our fair share and some of our people are not uplifting. Our society needs to realise that dancers play a vital role in the dancehall and not just the singers and deejays alone,” he stated.
The dancer/deejay is no stranger to getting international attention for his work, as in 2008, at the Beijing Olympics Jamaica’s track star Usain Bolt showed off Hardy’s Nuh Behaviour dance move to millions of viewers worldwide. In 2011, he made the headlines again, after New Zealand-born British songwriter Daniel Bedingfield team up with him for a remix of the song Now You See Me, Now You Dont.