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Omah Lay Full Biography, Networth, Music Career, Songs, Music Videos, Wife, Children, Girlfriend, Social Media Profile

Omah Lay Full Biography And Other Facts About Him.

Omah Lay was born on the 19th of May, 1997 in Port Harcourt. He is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, entertainer and record producer. He became popular and gained recognition in early 2020 after his self-produced single, “Bad Influence”, went viral on social media. He is known for hit songs “You” and Bad Influence”. He is also known for being featured alongside Alpha P on the official Masterkraft’s remix of Justin Bieber’s 2021 single, “Peaches”, as well as another collaboration with the latter on “Attention” in 2023. Omah Lay won the Next Rated award at the Headies Awards in 2020. Omaha Lay is known for his level of emotional tone and lyrical creativity that he puts into of his work.

Omah Lay’s Bio Data.
Full name: Omaha Stanley Didia
Birthday: May 19th 1997
Age: 25 years old
Gender: Male
State of Origin: Rivers
Tribe: Ikwerre
Career: Singer, Song writer, Record Producer
Genre: Afrobeats, R&B
Height: 5”9
Record Label: Sure, KeyQaad

Early life
Omah Lay was born and raised in Port Harcourt. Omah Lay is from Ikwerre Local Government Area in Rivers State. He spent most of his childhood in Igwuruta, a town in Port Harcourt. And he spent his teenage years at a suburb in Port Harcourt – Marine Base.

He attended Comprehensive High School in Rivers State before proceeding to the University of Port Harcourt. He comes from a musical family and his grandfather played instruments for the singer Celestine Ukwu before he died in 1977. Omah Lay’s father played the drums for the same genre of music.
Education
He hails from a family that’s loving but very well disciplined, Omah Lay received a very sound education. He attended Comprehensive High Schools in Rivers State with good grades in his Common Entrance Examination and SSCE. For his tertiary education he attended University of Port Harcourt.

Career
He picked up the creative hat when he became a teenager. Hoping to become the next big rapper, he gave himself the nickname, “Lil King”, and he would entertain his neighbours to freestyle rap songs. Becoming disinterested in rap music, he later decided to switch to song writing, music production and started understudying some of his friends who were producers. Which went hugely uncredited, Within a few months, he had learned the skill and became a pro in the game. He started to collaborate with upcoming artists in Port Harcourt to create good music and as a result of that, he released “Do Not Disturb” in April 2019. “Hello Brother” was released a month after. He got signed to a record label named KeyQaad in June 2019, and took a seven month break. During the break, he worked on his debut EP, “Get Layd”. He told OkayAfrica, “I started working on it August of 2019. At some point I had to go off social media, stay away from a lot of things and keep my head straight to get the project right. The first song I recorded on” Get Layd” was ‘Bad Influence.’ I’d done that way before the songs we had to put on the project.” Following the break, he released “Bad Influence,” which became the most streamed Nigerian song on Apple Music at the end of 2020.

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On 14 February 2020, after keeping his fans waiting for a few months, he released “You,” his first official single. He didn’t allow the flames of his success to die out before serving the world with his debut EP, “Get Layd” on 22nd of May, 2020. The project reaffirmed the prediction that Omah Lay was meant for bigger success in the industry. The songs received massive airplay on popular radio stations and TV stations in the country. which achieved great success for a debut song. The song catapulted Omah Lay into the limelight and he became one of the shining stars of Afro-pop and Afrobeats in Nigeria. The EP peaked at number one on the Nigerian Apple Music charts. All five songs from the EP reached the top 15 of the Apple Music charts for Nigeria, with “You” peaking at number one. In October, Lay appeared on Olamide’s album Carpe Diem, on the track “Infinity”, which topped the Apple Music charts for Nigeria. On the 20th of November, Omaha Lay released his second five-track EP,” What Have We Done”. All five tracks reached the top 12 of the Apple Music charts for Nigeria, with “Godly” reaching number one.

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On 3rd of July, 2020, Lay was the first artist highlighted for Apple’s Africa Rising Campaign to spotlight African talent. In December 2020, he was included in BBC Radio 1Xtra’s annual “Hot for 2021” list. He was the first African artist featured on Audiomack’s #Up Now program for emerging artists; was included in Montreux Jazz Festival’s “20 artists to watch in 2021”; and was named BET’s Amplified International Artist of the Month for November 2020.He is currently signed to Dvpper Music Distribution in Nigeria, and Sire Records for international distribution.

He was nominated in four categories at the 2020 Headies Awards, winning the Next Rated award. On 25th June, 2021, Lay was featured alongside fellow Nigerian singer Alpha P on Nigerian producer Masterkraft’s official remix of Canadian singer Justin Bieber’s single, “Peaches”. On 8 July 2021, Lay released a new single, “Understand”. On 3rd March, 2023, he released a collaboration with Bieber, “Attention”, which serves as the second collaboration between the two artists

Discography

  • You
  • Bad Influence
  • Godly
  • Infinity
  • Confession
  • Lay You
  • Damn
  • Lolo
  • My Bebe
  • Can’t Relate
  • Ye ye ye
  • Forever

Awards and Nominations

  • In December 2020, he won for the Next Rated Artist at the 14th Headies Music Awards.
  • In the same year, he was nominated for the viewers choice, best R&B single and best song writer of the year at the 14th Headies Music Awards.
  • In 2021, he won for Most Played Pop Song at the Net Honours Music Awards.
  • In the same year, he was nominated for Most Played R&B song at the Net Honours Music Awards.
  • In the same year, he was nominated for Artiste of the Year in Africa, Best Artiste in Western Africa, Breakout Artiste of the Year and Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Pop at the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA).
  • In the same year, he won for Break Out Act of the Year at the Afro X Digitals Awards.
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Social Media
Omah Lay with his active social media presence has gathered a huge fan base that has spread across Africa, Europe down to North America, social media has been a driving force in the Omah Lay’s growth. These are his social media handles for Instagram and Twitter;

  • Instagram handle – @omah_lay
  • Twitter handle – @Omah_Lay

Personal Life
He is described as a tone and lyrical genius, the 25-year-old Omah Lay has one of the biggest social media fan bases in Nigeria. He is loved by both young and old. Besides music, he also has a great fashion sense. He keeps dreadlocks.
In December 2020, he and Alte singer, Tems, was arrested in Kampala, Uganda, when they went to perform for a show. They were hurriedly charged in a court and sent to jail. However, the Nigerian Foreign Affairs Ministry intervened and secured their release and they returned back to the country in good health. The talented singer, Omah Lay has given no indication as to whether he is in a serious relationship with a beautiful girlfriend or not. He is private about his personal life. He resides in Lekki, Lagos, in a serviced apartment. He is a Christian with a good personal relationship with God.

Net Worth
Omah Lay the talented Nigerian singer, songwriter and record producer, is currently valued to be worth an estimated amount of $500,000-$900,000.

 

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