Meet Omah Lay, Nigerian Record producer, Songwriter and Afrobeats singer. His real name is “Stanley Omah Didia”, but his fans love to refer to him as “Omah Lay”. This Afrobeats singer is a fast-rising star who got into the Nigerian music industry in 2019 after releasing his self_made song, ” Do not disturb”.
Although Omaha Lay had been in synch with the music industry before 2019, he was only recognised as a songwriter who composed lyrics for several Nigerian music artists.
The award-winning artist made his mark in the Nigerian music industry when he produced his first song. Since then, he has released several singles and albums and featured in top artists songs like that of Olamide’s album; Carpe Diem.
This Afrobeats star is not yet married but is currently in a relationship. Omay Lay can be reached through his Instagram handle, @omah_lay and his Twitter page, @Omah_lay.
Omah Lay Biography
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Omah Lay was born on May 19 1997. The 23-year-old artist hails from Ikwerre in Rivers state. However, he was born and brought up in Port_harcourt. Omah Lay was born into a family of Christians, although he likes to believe that he is not the religious sort. He has brothers and sisters, along with his mother.
Omah Lay was born into a family with a musical background, and this was one of the factors that inspired him to go into music. His grandfather was a band member of the famous high life singer “Celestine Ukwu”. His father also played the drums during his earlier years.
As a teenager, Omah Lay had always been fascinated with music-making. During his earlier years, he joined a rap club back in portharcourt before he dropped it to start producing songs for artists.
Omah Lay Education.
Omah Lay had his secondary school education at Comprehensive High School, Rivers State. He furthered by going to the University of Port_harcourt to obtain a course within the Faculty of Management Sciences.
How Omah Lay’s Career Started.
Getting into the Flow of Music wasn’t hard for Omah Lay because of his family’s musical background. His grandfather and father set a legacy for him, serving as one of his musical inspiration and encouragement sources. Omah Lay started with a rap group back in portharcourt in 2015. Back then, he was referred to as ” Lil King” and not “Omah Lay”.
Shortly after his rap saga, he moved into song production. He composed lyrics for several artists but was not given the credits and recognition he needed. In April 2019, he decided to step_up by producing his song titled ” Do not disturb”. The song earned him some credits, opening the stage for his “thriving musical career”.
Shortly after he produced the song, Omah Lay went into isolation and, when he finally resurfaced some months later, he released his first debut EP titled ” Get Layd”, a five-track album. A few months later, he released another five-track album titled “What have we done”. Since then, Omah Lay started making waves in his musical career.
IMPORTANT LIFE EVENTS.
Omah Lay Career Breakthroughs.
It wasn’t until Omah Lay decided to leave Port_harcourt for Lagos before he started making headways in his music career. After years of rapping and songwriting, Omah Lay finally came into the limelight in April 2019 after dropping his first self produced song, “Do not disturb”. A month later, he dropped another single titled ” Hello Brother”.
In June 2019, he signed his first official record label with ” Key Qaad”. In February 2020, under Key Qaad record label, Omah Lay produced his first-ever official single titled “You”. By the end of 2020, ” You” became the most streamed song on Nigeria’s Apple Music. The song earned him over 2.9 million views on Instagram.
His first EP Album, released on May 22 2020, reached the top 15 of Nigeria’s Apple Music Chart. His second album got to the top 12 of Apple Music’s chart with his song “Godly”, bagging number one in the music chart.
On July 3 2020, he became the first Nigerian artist nominated for Apple’s Africa Rising Campaign to spotlight African Talent. Within a year of officially entering the Nigerian music industry, Omah Lay became one of the top fast-rising artists in Nigeria.
He is currently signed to Dvpper Music distribution in Nigeria and Sire Records (Warren Music group) International distribution.
Omay Lay’s Memorable Moments
One of Omah Lay’s memorable moments would always remain when his songs made it to Apple’s Music Chart for Nigeria. His single “You” remains one of the songs that brought him into the limelight as it was the most streamed on Apple Music in the year 2020.
Another memorable moment remains when he was privileged to feature in Olamide’s track titled “Infinity”, a song that once topped ” Apple Music Chart for Nigeria”.
The Afrobeats singer is also an award-winning artist that was made the 1st ever African artist to be featured on Audio mack’s #Up Now program for emerging artists to watch out for in 2021. In December 2020, he was nominated on BBC’s Radio 1xtra’s annual “Hot for 2021” list. This Acrobeats apple music nominee also bagged No1 on Apple music’s chart in Canada in 2020.
Omah Lay has won several awards both locally and internationally. Awards/recognitions that most Nigerian artists have not even got. Within just two years of officially entering the music industry, this artist has been nominated for several awards. Omah Lay seems promising, and there is no doubt that he would bag more awards and recognitions in the nearest future.
Omah Lay Awards/Recognitions.
Below is a list of awards and recognitions owned by Omah Lay;
2020 Viewer’s Choice Awards: Next rated.
2020 Headies Award: Best R n B single _ Bad Influence.
2020 Headies Award: Song Writer of the Year_ Bad Influence.
2020 Headies Award: Next Rated.
2020 City People Award: Best Act of the Year.
2020 Nominee for the Future Awards Africa Prize for Music.
2020’s Ist Nigerian Artist highlighted for Africa’s Rising Campaign to Spotlight African Talent.
2020 BET Amplified International Artist for November.
2020 Native Magazine: Best New Artist for March.
2020 I Tunes Chart in Nigeria: 2nd Position.
2020 Apple Music Chart For Canada: Ist Position.
2021 Ghana Music Awards: Nominee for Best African Artiste of the Year.
2021 MTV Africa Music Awards: Nominee for Best Breakthrough Act.
2021 Net Honors: Most played pop song _Godly.
2021 Headies Awards: Next rated.
2021 Headies Awards: Best R n B Single.
Omah Lay NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS.
Most famous works(Films/Music/Business/NGO as the case may be:
2019: Do not Disturb.
2019: Hello Brother.
Get Layd (2020)
Damn (Cricket Remix)
Damn (ft 6lack).
Get Layd (2020).
Ye ye ye.
What Have You Done To Me (2020).
Damn (Remix) ft 6lack.
As A Featured Artist.
2020: Tonight (with Dj Spinall).
2020: PAMI (with Dj Tunez, Wizkid, Adekunle Gold).
2020: Infinity (with Olamide).
2021: Pronto (with Ajebo Hustler).
2021: Forever; remix (Gyakie)
Peaches; Masterkraft remix (Justin Bieber, Alpha P).
Omah Lay Net Worth
Although Omah Lay is an artist who just recently graced the Nigerian music industry scene, his network is wowed about. Omah Lay’s net worth is ranging between $400,000 to $600,000.
Other Interesting Facts To Note.
Omah Lay, the fast-rising artist, has so much to say within his short duration in the music industry. On December 12 2029, he was privileged to travel out of Nigeria with another Nigerian artist, Terms. They went to Uganda to perform in a show. However, Omah Lay and Terms were arrested by the police for “supposedly violating the Covid 19 protocol” as they could amass a large crowd during the show. Negotiations were made, and two days later, Omah Lay and Terms were released by the Ugandan Government.
Another interesting thing to note about Omah Lay is that he is a staunch supporter of Nigeria’s #End Sars Campaign. This Afrobeats Artist is indeed a voice for the youths.