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Omah Lay Biography; Net Worth, Education, Music Career, Awards

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Omah Lay is currently one of the most influential and fast-rising young musicians in Nigeria whose unique artistic skills set has enabled him to raise the bar high among his other colleagues.

 

He has a unique sound that has kept his fans entertained with every creative piece he drops.

Profile Summary

Full name: Omah Stanley Didia

Date of birth: May 19th, 1997

Age: 23 years old

Birthplace: Port Harcourt, Rivers State

Tribe: Ijaw

Occupation: Singer, songwriter, producer

Height: 5”9

Eye colour: Brown

Hair colour: Black

Biography And Early Life

Stanley Omah Didia better known by his stage name Omah Lay was born on 19th May 1997 in Ikwere, Port Harcourt in southern Nigeria. He was born into a family with deep musical roots. His grandfather was until his death, a percussionist for the legendary ‘1970s’ Igbo Highlife singer Celestine Ukwu and his father was also a local drummer.

Educational Background

Reports state that the multi-talented singer studied at Comprehensive High School which is located in the capital city of River state before he proceeded to the University Of Port Harcourt for his tertiary education.

Music Career

Omah Lay’s path to music was not a straight one but he started music when he was just a teenage rapper at Marine Base. Back then, he went by the stage name Lil King.

He later shifted his focus into music production after he got bored with rapping. However, as a music producer, he wrote and produced songs for some artists for them to give him credit for his work but it did not work out.

Omah Lay then resorted to recording his own songs in the year 2019 where two of his very first songs ‘Do Not Disturb’ and ‘Hello Brother’ received massive airplay in Port Harcourt radio stations. This move put him on the radar and drew the KeyQaad Record label towards him which later signed him in July 2019.

 

After signing a record deal with KeyQaard, he moved to Lagos where he is based to date.

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Omah Lay dropped his debut single ‘You’ on the 14th of February 2020 which became a big hit as it went on to garner over 600,000 streams on all platforms. Moving forward, he solidified his spot after releasing his debut Extended Play (EP) ‘Get Layd’ in May 2020 which has become the most-streamed on the digital music platform, Audiomack after it had also garnered over 120 million streams across all other platforms.

His hit jam ‘Bad Influence’ which is off the EP, had become the most-streamed song on the platform in August after registering over 16.9 million streams defeating Davido’s ‘Risky’ featuring Popcaan which had 16.7 million streams.

Relationship And Girlfriend

The singer does his best to keep his personal life very private and as such, there is no information regarding his dating life.

 

Songs And Discography

Although he is mainly into Afro-Fusion, the young star’s artistic skills are varied and he is sure to add spice to whatever genre he touches, be it a dance-ready tune or a Hip-Hop sound where he effortlessly breathes emotions into his records.

His songs include:

Hello Brother (2019)

Do Not Disturb (2019)

Alternate Cuts (2020)

Tonight (2020)

Bad Influence (2020)

You (2020)

Damn (2020)

Lo Lo (2020)

Ye Ye Ye (2020)

Infinity Ft. Olamide (2020)

Pami Ft DJ Tunez, Adekunle Gold, Wizkid (2020)

Extended Plays

Get Layd – 2020

What Have We Done – 2020

 

Awards and Recognitions

Omah Lay has not bagged any award so far but he has gotten a few recognitions worthy of his name.

  • In June 2020, Apple Music featured him as the New Artist of the Month.
  • He was recognised on the March episode of Native Mag’s ‘Fresh Meat’ as an artist to look out for in 2020.

 

Omah Lay Net Worth

Although he is still on his journey to reach the peak of his career and his actual worth has not been officially stated, sources allege that he has an estimated net worth of $400,000 dollars.

Information regarding the number or type of cars, as well as the houses he owns, is currently unknown to the general public.

McLord Selasi is a writer and editor at Abtc.ng. He is also a Public Health student, an exceptionally gifted poet and spoken word artist who aspires to awake the change-making factor in people.

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