KINGSTON, Jamaica — International recording artiste and former member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Omar “Omi” Pasley, was on Thursday awarded for his consistent public advocacy and selfless devotion to the mission and work of the organisation.
The award was presented by Commissioner of Police, Major General Antony Anderson, during the JCF’s Long Service Awards.
In a social media post, the organisation said that although Omi’s time in the force was short-lived, it “prepared him well for the fame and glamour of the world of music and entertainment.”
Omi, best known for his mega-hit single, Cheerleader, enlisted in the ranks of the Jamaica Constabulary Force in 2009 and was assigned to the Motorised Patrol Division until 2013.
The entertainer then got his big break in 2015 with the infectious Cheerleader single.
The track was later remixed by German DJ Felix Jaehn and went on to make waves internationally.
Cheerleader was certified four-time platinum in the United Kingdom by the British Recorded Music Industry in 2020.
In May 2020, Cheerleader reached the one billion mark on YouTube.