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- Born: May 19, 1997 (age 26 years), Rivers
- Also Known As: Omah Stanley Didia
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- Edited: Mar 26, 2021 - 08:48AM
Omah Lay BiographyOmah Lay is a Nigerian singer and songwriter known for the hit songs “You” and “Bad Influence”. Omah Lay is famous for the degree of emotional tone and lyrical creativity he puts into all of his works. He has been into music since his childhood, starting off as a rapper, then a producer in Port-Harcourt. He is currently one of Nigeria’s fastest-rising music artists, performing his own songs on some of the biggest stages in Nigeria and Africa.
Omah Lay’s childhood and education
Omah Lay was born and raised in Port Harcourt. He spent part of his childhood in Igwuruta (a town in Ikwerre, Rivers State) and his teenage years at Marine Base – a suburb of Port Harcourt.
He was born into a musically-inclined family. His grandfather, Celestine Ukwu, was a legendary singer of the late 70s Highlife sensation known for some of the hit songs: “Ijede” “Ije Enu” and “Money Palava”. Omah Lay’s father is also a percussionist for the same genre of music. Not much is known about Omah Lay’s educational background at the moment, but from his music pattern and genius, it’s easy to tell he is educated.
Omah Lay’s music career
Omah Lay started his music career in his early teens, at that time as a rapper with the stage name, Lil King. He later took to learning how to produce music in 2019. However, he felt he was not getting enough credit for his works and made a resolve to take the stage instead.
In the same year, Omah Lay was able to record and release his first tracks, “Hello Brother” and “Do Not Disturb” – which became a most played track in various radio stations in his hometown. This landed him a contract with a record label, KeyQaad in July 2019 situated in Lagos State.
This turn of event was followed with Omah Lay’s explosive singles “You” and “Bad Influence” in early 2020, both of which has garnered millions of streams on major online music platforms.
Omah Lay eventually released his debut EP titled “Get Layd” on May 22, 2020. The EP featured his previously released singles ‘You’ and ‘Bad Influence’ as well as three other songs including the newer “LoLo” which was already topping several music charts.
Popular Lifestyle and Afrobeat magazine, Native Mag, tagged the talented songwriter as one of the artists to look out for in 2020 on their March episode of ‘Fresh Meat’.
Omah Lay’s awards and achievements in music
Omah Lay’s debut EP, Get Layd, became an instant commercial success becoming the most streamed Afrobeat album on digital stores like Audiomack, Deezer and Apple Music at that time. The EP went on to earn Omah Lay Apple Music Favorite New Artiste of The Month of June in Africa.
On Friday, July 3, 2020, Omah Lay was picked as the debut star for Apple’s Africa Rising Campaign which spots talents in Africa and projects them throughout the continent and globally. There are hints that the talented artiste may bag the ‘Rookie of the Year win’ at the next Headies and of course, loyal fans cannot wait to see that happen.
Omah Lay’s net worth
Although his earnings have not been mentioned by Forbes, Omah Lay has been considered by local media platforms to be one of the richest and most influential young artists of his age in Nigeria at this time, having an estimated net worth of about $500,000 (around N200 million naira).
Omah Lay’s girlfriend
There are reports that Omah Lay is currently dating but nothing exists to suggest that. The singer has never been married and currently does not have a girlfriend. That might change soon though.
Other interesting facts to know about Nigerian musician, Omah Lay
Omah has been regarded as an Afro-fusion artist with a musical style that blends Fireboy’s lyrical goodness with Wizkid’s vibes and energy then combined with the depth of Burna Boy.
Omah Lay has had collaborative projects with some of the big names in the industry such as Adekunle Gold, Olamide, Wizkid, DJ Tunez, etc.