Marlon 'Ovamarz' Hardy, out of Above a dem Squad and a former member of Ravers Clavers has been making his presence felt in the entertainment scene and his talent is uniquely jaw dropping, excitement packed and creativity is displayed in his every .
Born, Marlon Hardy, second of three brothers, resides with his parents and brothers in Nanny Ville Garden, Kingston Jamaica. He started at the tender age of twelve. Dancing is in his family as he has a younger brother (Sir Yummy) another "Above a Dem" member who also participates in the 'raging bull' dance that won Ovamarz his recognition in the dancing fraternity.
Ovamarz attended Excelsior Primary, Norman Garden AllAge and then went on to Clan Carty High School. His interest in dancing started in 1995 while watching a hometown dancer by the name of 'Fowla' dancing to the popular 'Caveman Sound System' at the market shed center. As a youngster, he would then go home and practice the dance moves until he perfected it. The young Jamaican dancer gained fame later on in the year when he was called in the dancing ring by 'Fowla' at an outdoor party along with Ding Dong, another dancer from the group. He did the "Raging Bull” dance and received an overwhelming applause from the patrons and was declared 'good to go' by 'Fowla' and thus the start of his appearances at parties, fetes and clubs.
He was named 'Ovamarz' by friends in 1998 because of his great admiration and constant reference to the popular Holland world-cup player Marc Overmars. His popularity rose even more while competing with another dancer 'Shortman' at the Asylum Club. Ovamarz act caught the attention of the late dance icon 'Bogle' and he was invited to go places with the famous dancer along with the other members of the crew.
The Jamaican Star, Chat, Gleaner and Xtra-News has featured highlights on Ovamarz dancing accomplishments and the dancer appeared in many music videos. His talent is especially displayed in the "Nuh Behavia","Nuh Linga","Raging Bull", "Conquer Them", "The Virus Spin," "Paper Bag","Footloose" and "Papa P" . Ovamarz look up to all the dancers in the business because each has their own style but he will always be striving to excel in all areas of the business. He has performed in Antigua, Bermuda, Grand Cayman, Barbados, Canada, England and USA. His are unlimited as he has beside the best of Jamaican dancers and with his many creative sources and untapped potentials, this dancer's purpose is to take it to the next level and create an impact all around the world.
Currently, the multi-talented Ovamarz is recording various singles for this year and hopes to achieve enough success that will eventually lead to a channel that will enable him to assist his younger brother, his "Above A Dem Squad" and future upcoming dancers to embark on an exciting but profitable career.