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849_Oma - Chooses St. Maarten for latest shoot

Anguilla-born musician Omari Banks chose St. Maarten as the spot for his latest photo shoot.

Banks was in St. Maarten May 15-16 for his photo shoot. "When my team and I were deciding on a location for my new photo shoot, St. Maarten was my first choice [because – Ed.] it is a second home," Banks told Out N About. "I think it's important to keep the connection with our neighbouring island tight, as well as I've always enjoyed visiting this beautiful island and the people are always so welcoming. My roots run deep. Some of my first appearances on stage with my father were when Moonsplash was held in St. Maarten."

Banks found his musical calling at a young age when he first took the stage in Milan, Italy, to sing alongside his father Bankie Banx. Banks went on to perfect his craft by writing and becoming a proficient guitar player.

He excelled in his first love, Cricket, first locally, then regionally and ultimately on the world stage. In 2003, Banks became the first Anguillan to play test cricket for the West Indies. He went to travel the world for 12 years as a professional athlete, but despite his success in sports, Banks never lost his passion for music.

In 2010, Banks made the decision to move on and pursue his passion for music. He created his debut album, "Move On" recorded in Kingston, Jamaica and Houston, Texas.

Banks released a re-mastered Deluxe Edition of "Move On" in February of 2015 with three new singles, new packaging and four music videos included in the album. The lead single, No Point to Prove, featuring Peetah Morgan (Morgan Heritage), shot to the top of the iTunes Chart in his Native Anguilla and the surrounding islands of St. Kitts, Dominica and Antigua. The video and song for No Point to Prove has charted in Jamaica, Germany and the UK.

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