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Omah Lay

Published By Admin On 18th Jul 2024 at 2:02 pm


Stanley Omah Didia (born May 19, 1997) known by his stage name, Omah Lay is a Nigerian songwriter, singer and record producer.

Omah Lay became popular after the release of his hit debut single, titled “You,” which went viral in 2020.

Starting off as a rapper, he has grown into a top singer, songwriter, and record producer whose influence have left a huge impact in the music industry within and outside Africa.

Has found himself in the wells of music since he was a teenager. With the release of “You” in 2020 Omah Lay became a house hold name in the music industry.

The following year, he went ahead to with the most promising and coveted Next Rated Award at the 14th Headies Music Awards in 2021.

Omah Lay Early Life 

The Didia family has always had a passion for music. Omah Lay’s paternal grandfather was the drummer for Celestine Ukwu, a well-known Highlife group.

Thus, Stanley’s parents weren’t shocked when their son chose to follow his musical career. He was born in Port Harcourt on the 19th of May 1997.

Omah Lay grew up on a Marine Base and is familiar with the hard life in PH City. When he reached adolescence, he put on the creative responsibility.

With the goal of becoming the next major rapper, he called himself Lil King and entertained his neighbors with his freestyle rap performances.

He chose to make the switch from rap music to music production after growing bored with it, and he began shadowing some of his friends and within a few months, he had learned the skill and became a pro in the game.

He started featuring some upcoming and well known artists in Port Harcourt to create good music. But his heart was pulled back to the swinger way of life, so he made the decision to give it a second attempt.

Omah Lay wrote the songs “Do Not Disturb” and “Hello Brother”, which he recorded and made available to the public, because he thought he had the creativity to do it. That was in the year 2019. He had changed his name by this point and decided to go as Omah Lay on stage.

Due to the songs’ considerable success, he attracted the interest of Afrobeat record labels that were considering his work. He eventually chose to sign with the Lagos-based label KeyQaad Records, which meant he would have to leave the city to follow his ambitions.

Omah Lay Education 

Omah Lay came from a very well to do disciplined family. Omah Lay received a very sound education. He finished his elementary and secondary schools with good grades in his Common Entrance Examination and SSCE.

Omah Lay Music Career 

Having moved to Lagos, Omah Lay began work in earnest to make music that his growing fan base would love and vibe with. After keeping his fans waiting for a few months, he dropped the jam, You, which achieved great success for a debut song.

The song catapulted Omah Lay into the limelight and he became one of the shining stars of Afro-pop and Afrobeats in Nigeria music industry.

He didn’t allow the flames of his success to die out before serving the world with his debut EP, Get Layd in May 2020. The project reaffirmed the prediction that Omah Lay was meant for bigger success in the industry.

The songs received massive airplay on popular radio stations and TV stations in the country. As his fame spread across the continent, he became the choice artiste that brands or music lovers hired to perform at shows and concerts.

Due to his unique singing style and lyricism, top music artists have featured him in their songs. He collaborated with Olamide on the hit single, Infinity in 2020.

Having caught the eye of Ghanaian female diva, Gyakie, he was the guest artiste on the remix of her popular song, Forever. The song was released in March 2021.

In December 2020, he was nominated for the Next Rated Artist Award at the 14th Headies Music Awards. He beat other top contenders, Bella Shmurda, Tems, and Oxlade to clinch the award in 2021. As part of his gift prize, he went home with a brand new car.

Before the close of 2020, he dominated the music airwaves for weeks with his second EP project titled What Have We Done.

Omah Lay Net Worth 

As of today, Omah Lay net worth is estimated at around $85,000 (N127 Million Naira) he is among the musical artist that gain fame and success.

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