Omah Lay (Stanley Omah Didia) is a Nigerian singer and songwriter best known for the hit songs “You” and “Bad Influence.”
Omah Lay is known for infusing all of his works with an emotional tone and lyrical imagination. He commenced his music career as a rapper, then as a producer in Port-Harcourt, before rising to prominence in 2020 after his debut song, “You,” went viral.
Omah Lay began creating music at a young age, following in the footsteps of his grandfather, who worked as a percussionist for legendary Highlife singer Celestine Ukwu until he died in 1976. Lay is one of Nigeria’s hottest music acts, performing his songs on some of its most prestigious stages
Omah Lay Profile
⦁ Full Name: Stanley Omah Didia
⦁ Age: 24years old
⦁ Date of Birth: May 19, 1997
⦁ Gender: Male
⦁ State of Origin: Rivers
⦁ Marital Status: Single
⦁ Tribe: Ikwerre
⦁ Genres: Afro-fusion
⦁ Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Producer
⦁ Nationality: Nigerian
Omah Lay Early Life
Staley Omah Lay Didia was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, to a family with strong musical roots.
He grew up in Igwuruta (a town in Ikwerre, Rivers State) and spent his teenage years at Marine Base, a Port Harcourt suburb.
Omah Lay was born with music in his blood; his grandfather was a percussionist for Celestine Ukwu, a popular Igbo highlife musician who was famous for hit songs like “Ijede,” “Ije Enu,” and “Cash Palava” in the 1960s and 1970s.
Omah Lay Career
Lay’s grandfather worked as a percussionist for Celestine Ukwu, a legendary Highlife singer who died in 1976. His father also took up drumming, so it’s fair to say that Omah’s musical history, as well as his passion for music, have all contributed to the talent we see today.
Omah Lay began his career as a music producer when he was 15 years old before singing. He used to compose music for other musicians, but he wanted to take the next step and become an artist because he wasn’t given enough credit for his work.
He broke into the spotlight with the singles “You” and “Bad Influence,” both from his debut EP Get Layd. Following the positive response to both singles, he released the Get Layd EP, which included songs like “Damn,” “LoLo,” and “Ye Ye Ye,” on May 22 to rudder-stamped the endorsement of his talent.
On February 14, 2019, he released his debut single, which has received millions of streams on all digital music platforms and has topped charts on Soundcity and Cool FM. On May 23, 2020, he released his debut 5-track EP, “Get Layd,” which has received millions of streams on all streaming platforms worldwide.
During its Trend setters’ list, the EP was featured on Soundcity’s Top 20 and Cool Fm 96.6Fm radio station.
His songs feature Afrobeat music, which he often blends with Highlife music.
When asked about his musical style, the musician said,
“I make afrobeat. This is what we do. “In my own making of afrobeat, I don’t like to get myself all boxed in what it should sound like.
I try my best to search every single place, you know, every single style. I want to do reggae, I want to do dancehall, but in the end, I want to do afrobeat. So I’m not trying to be boxed in.
He is currently signed to Dvpper Music, making him the first African artist discovered by Apple Music.
Omah Lay’s Songs
Even though Omah Lay has only been in the music industry for two years, he has released several albums, including many hit songs.
Here are a couple of Omah Lay’s songs to listen to:
⦁ Hello Brother (2019)
⦁ Do Not Disturb (2019)
⦁ Alternate Cuts (2019)
⦁ Tonight (2020)
⦁ Bad Influence
⦁ Ye Ye Ye
⦁ Can’t relate
⦁ My Bebe
⦁ Infinity Ft. Olamide
⦁ Pami Ft DJ Tunez, Adekunle Gold, Wizkid