Omah Lay Biography | Everything There Is To Know
He is one of the most popular singers in Nigeria today.
Omah Lay is equally a talented songwriter known for several hit songs, good examples of “Bad Influence” and “You.”
The emotional tone he adds to his songs is responsible for his rise to fame.
He has lyrical creativity that is not easily found among present-day Nigerian songwriters. It indicates that he always puts his all into his work.
Omah, Lay is not new to the music industry; he had been here since he was a child.
Initially, he was a rapper. Later, he because a music producer. Over the years, he has performed his songs on the big stages both in Nigeria and beyond.
His full name is Omah Stanley Didia. He is just 23 years old at the time of putting this write-up together.
He was born on May 19th, 1997. Oh, Lay came from Rivers State Nigeria, and precisely from the Ikwerre tribe, but there is no available data about the name of his parents.
His genre of music is Afro-fusion.
Omah Lay Biography – Early Life
As mentioned above, Omah Lay originated from the Ikwerre tribe of Rivers State and was explicitly born in Port Harcourt.
His father’s name may not be known, but the name of his grandfather is Celestine Ukwu. His family is equally musically inclined.
Celestine Ukwu was a highlife singer who came to the limelight in the latter part of the 1970s.
Celestine Ukwu released series of hit highlife songs, like “Money Palava,” “Ije Enu,” and “Ijede.” Even his father was a percussionist in the highlife genre.
There is limited knowledge about his educational background, however.
Be that as it may, listening to his songs indicates that he must have a sound academic experience.
Oh, Lay entered the music industry as a teenager. He was then a rapper with the stage name “Lil King.”
He learned music production in 2019 but preferred taking the stage to produce music.
His first track is titled “Hello Bother”; the next one is “Do Not Disturb” upon their release, many radio stations took to these tracks and played them repeatedly in Port Harcourt.
Consequent to the popularity of these tracks, Omah Lay landed a contract with KeyQaad, a record label located in Lagos State, in July 2019.
After this came his explosive hit songs, “Bad Influence” and “You” in the early part of 2020.
As of today, both songs have recorded millions of online streaming on popular music platforms.
Later, he released “Get Laid” in May 2020. He released three other songs after that, some of which his titled “Lolo.”
As of today, this song is already at the top of several music charts.
He was even tagged as one of the most outstanding music artists for 2020 by a popular Afrobeat magazine.
Omah Lay Biography – awards
Lay’s first album, Get Laid, was the most streamed afrobeat album on several platforms like Apple Music, Deezer, and Audiomack.
Consequently, he won the Apple Music favorite New Artist of June for Africa.
What is Omah Lay Networth ?
His net worth stands at around 200 million nairas. Oh, Lay is still single, however.