Biography of Stanley Omah Didia
Omah Lay, known professionally as Stanley Omah Didia, is a Nigerian songwriter and singer. Omah Lay started off as a producer & songwriter in his hometown Port Harcourt before gaining prominence in 2020 after his debut single ‘You’ went viral.
While growing up, Omah Lay started producing music at an early age as he took after his grandfather who was a percussionist for legendary Highlife singer Celestine Ukwu singer Celestine Ukwu until his death in 1976.
Omah Lay matured while listening to tunes from Duncan Mighty and Grammy Winner Burna Boy, but it was rap royalty, Drake, that inspired him to pursue the same career path as his grandfather.
Omah Lay Profile
|Full Name||Omah Stanley Didia|
|Age||23 years old (2021)|
|Occupation||Singer, Songwriter & Producer|
|Place of Origin||Port Harcourt, Rivers State|
Omah Lay Biography – Age
How old is Omah lay? Omah Lay was born on 19th May 1997 in Port Harcourt, River State in the south southern part of Nigeria and he’s currently 23 years old. (2021).
Omah Lay Career
Omah Lay attended Comprehensive High School in River state before gaining admission into the University Of Port Harcourt for his university education.
Omah Lay ventured into music at an early age in which he started producing music as he took after his grandfather who was a percussionist for legendary Highlife singer Celestine Ukwu and his dad who also was a drummer in as much as he didn’t reach higher heights yet he was the sounded hero in their locality in terms of drumming.
According to the singer, he started music career at the age of 15 when he was a producer for a very long time before he started singing again. His style of music can be decribed as a fusion of Burna Boy meeting Wizkid in one voice which can be called Afro-Fusion.
Speaking about his style of music, he 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 busted into the spotlight by getting everybody’s attention with ”You” and ”Bad Influence” which was off his debut EP Get Layd then following the validating reception of both singles, he released the Get Layd EP contained other songs like Damn, LoLo, and Ye Ye Ye, which he released on May 22 to rudder-stamped the endorsement of his talent.
His first single which debuted on February 14, 2020 has been streamed numerously across all major music platforms and went ahead to top charts including Cool FM Tastemakers’ chart and Soundcity Top 20.
Omah Lay was been tipped by Native Mag on their March episode of ‘Fresh Meat’ as an artist to look out for in 2020.
He is currently signed to Dvpper Music and is the first African artiste to be highlighted by the Africa Rising Initiative launched by Apple Music, a music and video streaming platform.
Omah Lay Songs
Although Omah Lay has not spent up to two years in the music industry, he has still managed to drop several songs and a good number of hit songs.
Here are some of Omah Lay’s songs
- Hello Brother
- Do Not Disturb
- Alternate Cuts
- Bad Influence
- Pami Ft DJ Tunez, Adekunle Gold, Wizkid
- Ye Ye Ye
- Can’t relate
- My bebe
- Infinity Ft. Olamide
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Omah Lay Award and Nominations
The talented singer is yet to receive any awards or nomination so far but judging by his amazing lyrics and melodious tunes, it won’t be long before the awards start coming in.
Omah Lay’s recent success has allowed him to be the first artist featured on Africa Rising, Apple Music’s new program, aiming to promote African talent. The program features an artist selected by Apple Music’s editorial team on the continent and uses the full force of the platform to amplify them to music fans in Africa and around the world.
In June 2020, Apple Music featured him as the New Artist of the Month. He has also been recognised by top magazine including Native Mag where he was featured as one of their Best New Artists for March 2020.
Omah Lay Net Worth 2021
Omah Lay is tipped to be one of the richest and most influential young artists of his age in Nigeria. Omah Lay has an estimated Net worth of $500,000.