Omah Lay is a promising fast-rising Nigerian artist from Rivers state Nigeria. Every day new artists emerge in the music industry but not all of them make that good first impression, but Omah Lay was able to send a message that he has what it takes to be in the hall of fame. 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’s biography, his nascent career, and net worth.
Omay Lay Biography
Omay Lay’s real name is Omah Stanley Didia. He was born on 19th May 1997 in Port-Harcourt in Rivers state, into a family with a good record of music background. His grandfather was a percussionist for Celestine Ukwu, an Igbo highlife musician during the 60s, 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. He is poised to carry on the music legacy in his family where he taps his music edge.
Omah Lay used to write music for music artists but he decided to step up to become an artist because he wasn’t given much credit for his writing efforts.
Omay 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. His debut single was released on the 14th of February 2019, but he drew attention to himself when he released Get Layd, his debut EP. Before this, he has released other singles such as “Do not Disturb” and “Hello Brother”.
Omah Lay’s Get Layd currently has millions of streams on most music streaming platforms worldwide. The 5-track EP was featured on Cool Fm 96.6Fm radio station, during the Tastemakers’ chart. The EP 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.
Omay Lay was first signed to a record label called KeyQaad in June 2019. Thie move made him leave Port Harcourt for Lagos for the first time.
He is currently signed to the Dvpper Music record label. 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
The youngster’s net worth has not been estimated officially. We strongly believe that his talent and skills will soon fetch him more fortune. He is one of the young acts to look out for in 2020 and has been recognized as being the new face of afro-beat.
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