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Rex Omar

Rex Omar

Rex Omar,real name Rex Owusu Marfo is a Ghanaian highlife artist

1989

Rise to fame
04 July 1989

Rise to fame

He first gained notoriety in 1989 with the release of the album Aware Pa, which also featured the song Wodofo Ne Hwan.

1992

Nakorex
08 July 1992

Nakorex

Together with fellow Highlife musicians Nat Brew and Akosua Agyapong, he founded the Highlife Supergroup Nakorex in 1992. The name of the group is an acronym created from the first letters of each member's names.He then pursued a career as a soloist. Together with Sony Achiba, he performed

2004

Kora award
07 July 2004

Kora award

Omar was a nominee for a Kora award in 2004 and for Artiste of the Year at the Ghana Music Awards in 2005.

2007

GHAMRO
11 July 2007

GHAMRO

As the leader of the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO), he successfully convinced President John Agyekum Kufuor to withhold approval of the new Copyright Bill in order to increase rights for Ghanaian musicians.

2012

Politics
10 July 2012

Politics

Rex Omar joins the NDC Party

2020

Copyright case
08 July 2020

Copyright case

He successfully sued Joy Industries in January 2020 for violating his copyright by utilizing a portion of his song Dada Di Da to promote Joy Dadi Bitters without his permission.

2022

Rex Omar and Akosua case
06 July 2022

Rex Omar and Akosua case


Rex Omar and Akosua Agyapong fights over GHAMRO related issues

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