Who is Omah Lay?
Omah Lay is a popular Nigerian artist known for his single titled “You” which earned him a breakthrough into the Nigerian music industry. The song happens to be one of his songs in his debut album, “Get Layd” which recorded huge success for the young artist.
Omah Lay sits amongst the beat afro-beat beatmakers in Nigeria, and he displayed that in his song titled “You”. The track has garnered more than 2.9 million views on YouTube alone. He released a remix of his single titled “Damn” and featured 6LACK, an American rapper.
In this article, I will be writing about Omah Lay biography, career, age, and, state of origin, net worth, songs, real name. First, let’s look at his profile.
|Name||Omah Stanley Dibia|
|Date of Birth||19th May 1997|
|Net Worth||est $500,000|
|Record Label||Sire Records (Warner Music Group)|
|State of Origin||Rivers state|
Omah Lay Biography
Omah Lay was born Stanley Omah Didia on 19th May 1997 in Port-Harcourt in Rivers state. He was born into a family with a good background in music.
He is from Port-Harcourt, Rivers state and lived in the state most of his live there. Omah Lay is 24 years old as of 2021.
Omah Lay’s grandfather was a percussionist who played for Celestine Ukwu, an Igbo highlife musician during the 60s. Then, he was best known for his hit songs “Ije Enu”, “Igede” and “Money Palava”. Omah Lay’s grandfather played percussion for Celestine Ukwu until his death in 1977.
The singer picked up music traits from his family lineage and he is poised to carry on the music legacy that already runs in the family.
Before his fame, Omah Lay used to write music for other musical artists until he decided to step up to the front stage to become an artist because he wasn’t given much credit for the songs he wrote.
Omah Lay is inspired by the successes of Port-Harcourt born singers like Burna Boy and Duncan Mighty.
Omah Lay Career
Omah lay released his debut album, a 5-track EP titled Get Layd in 2020 and he is making waves in the music industry with the new sound. He started singing when he was 15 years old, he was rapping on the streets of Marine Base in Port Harcourt.
Omah Lay is a talented young musician versatile with his Afrobeat music that he fuses with a sprinkle of the Highlife music genre, thanks to his childhood days when he was exposed to the rudiments of the Highlife music genre. According to him, he easily creates tunes with Afro-beat but it first hits him a piece of highlife music.
Omah Lay’s first song was released on the 14th of February 2019.
He had released other singles such as “Do not Disturb” and “Hello Brother”. However, he drew attention to himself when he released Get Layd, his debut EP.
Omah Lay’s “Get Layd” has amassed millions of streams and views on most music streaming platforms and YouTube. The EP was featured on Cool Fm 96.6Fm radio station, during the Tastemakers’ chart and was also featured on Soundcity’s Top 20.
A lifestyle magazine primarily for the rise of Afrobeats, Native Mag listed Omah Lay as one of their Best New Artists for March 2020.
He won the Next Rated artist category award in the 2020 edition of The Headies award.
Omah Lay Arrest
Omah Lay was arrested alongside Tems in Uganda after the artists performed a show in the country. He was arrested on 12 December 2020 for flouting the ban on large gatherings which was placed by the Ugandan government to curb the spread of COVID-19. On 15 December 2020 he was freed and all charges were dropped.
Omah Lay Record Label
Omah Lay was first signed to a record label called KeyQaad in June 2019. The signing made him leave Port Harcourt for Lagos for the first time.
Later on, he was signed into Dvpper Music, a record label owned by Damilola Akinwunmi.
On 9th November 2020, he was signed into Warner Music group under Sire Records, a subsidiary of the Warner Music Group. Warner Music Group is Omah Lay’s current record label.
He released his first body of work, a 5-track EP titled “What Have We Done” with Warner Music Group emblem on 20th November 2020.
Omah Lay Music
His single track “Bad Influence” garnered more than 10 million streams on all streaming platforms giving him a promising good start.
The Nigerian-born, Afro-fusion singer and songwriter Omah Lay debuts the new Apple Music’s Africa Rising program which is now called Radio with Cuppy.
Omah Didia currently has few songs to his name including;
- Hello Brother – 2019
- Do Not Disturb – 2019
- Bad Influence – Get Layd- 2020
- You – Get Layd- 2020
- Damn – Get Layd- 2020
- Ye ye ye – Get Layd- 2020
- Lo Lo – Get Layd- 2020
- Alternate Cuts – 2020
- Tonight – 2020
Omah Lay Net worth
Omah Lay is one of the most popular musicians in 2021 and has been recognized as being the new face of afro-beat. He is also described as one of the richest young musicians in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $500,000.