Who is Omah Lay?
Omah Lay is a Nigerian artist best known for his single titled “You” which happens to be one of his songs in his debut album, “Get Layd”. He was born on 19th May 1997 and hails from Rivers State, Nigeria. He sends a message with his songs and his uniqueness proves that he has what it takes to retain a position in the hall of fame.
The youngster already sits amongst the afro-beat gurus in Nigeria, thanks to his song titled “You” The track has 2.9 million views on YouTube alone. He recently released a remix of his single titled “Damn” and featured 6LACK, an American rapper.
The youngster released his debut album, 5-track EP titled Get Layd in 2020 and he is already making waves in the music industry. He started singing when he was 15 years old, rapping on the streets of Marine Base in Port Harcourt.
He was inspired by the successes of Port-Harcourt born singers like Burna Boy and Duncan Mighty.
For this article, we will write about Omah Lay biography, his nascent career, age, and Omah Lay net worth 2020, but first, let’s look at his profile overview.
|Name||Omah Stanley Dibia|
|Date of Birth||19th May 1997|
|Record Label||Sire Records|
|State or Origin||Rivers state|
Omah Lay Biography
Omah Lay was born on 19th May 1997 in Port-Harcourt in Rivers state, into a family with a good record of music background. Omah Lay was born Stanley Omah Didia.
He is based in Port-Harcourt and lived most of his live there.
Speaking of how old he is, Omah Lay is 24 years old as of 2021.
His 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 the music trait from his family lineage and is poised to carry on the music legacy in his family.
Omah Lay used to write music for music 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 Career
Omah Lay is a talented young musician. He is versatile with his Afrobeat music which he fuses with 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.
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 December 15th he was freed and all charges were dropped.
Omah Lay Record Label
Speaking of record labels, Omah Lay was first signed to a record label called KeyQaad in June 2019. A signing that 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
He has become one of the trendy young acts to look out for in 2020 and has been recognized as being the new face of afro-beat. He has amassed fame and recognition for his work of art, music.
Omah Lay has performed and generated income from other countries outside Nigeria. His net worth is an estimated $100,000.