Full biography of Nigerian singer Omah Lay and other facts about him

Who is Omah Lay?

Omah Lay is a Nigerian singer and songwriter known for the hit songs “You” and “Bad Influence”. Omah Lay is famous for the degree of emotional tone and lyrical creativity he puts into all of his works. He has been into music since his childhood, starting off as a rapper, then a producer in Port-Harcourt. He is currently one of Nigeria’s fastest-rising music artists, performing his own songs on some of the biggest stages in Nigeria and Africa.

Data profile of Nigerian musician Omah Lay

Full nameOmah Stanley Didia
Age23 years
BirthdayMay 19, 1997
State of originRivers
Marital statusSingle
CareerSinger, music artiste

Omah Lay’s childhood and education

Omah Lay was born and raised in Port Harcourt. He spent part of his childhood in Igwuruta (a town in Ikwerre, Rivers State) and his teenage years at Marine Base – a suburb of Port Harcourt.

He was born into a musically-inclined family. His grandfather, Celestine Ukwu, was a legendary singer of the late 70s Highlife sensation known for some of the hit songs: “Ijede” “Ije Enu” and “Money Palava”. Omah Lay’s father is also a percussionist for the same genre of music. Not much is known about Omah Lay’s educational background at the moment, but from his music pattern and genius, it’s easy to tell he is educated.

Omah Lay’s music career

Omah Lay started his music career in his early teens, at that time as a rapper with the stage name, Lil King. He later took to learning how to produce music in 2019. However, he felt he was not getting enough credit for his works and made a resolve to take the stage instead.

In the same year, Omah Lay was able to record and release his first tracks, “Hello Brother” and “Do Not Disturb” – which became a most played track in various radio stations in his hometown. This landed him a contract with a record label, KeyQaad in July 2019 situated in Lagos State.

This turn of event was followed with Omah Lay’s explosive singles “You” and “Bad Influence” in early 2020, both of which has garnered millions of streams on major online music platforms.

Omah Lay eventually released his debut EP titled “Get Layd” on May 22, 2020. The EP featured his previously released singles ‘You’ and ‘Bad Influence’ as well as three other songs including the newer “LoLo” which was already topping several music charts.

Popular Lifestyle and Afrobeat magazine, Native Mag, tagged the talented songwriter as one of the artists to look out for in 2020 on their March episode of ‘Fresh Meat’. 

Omah Lay’s songs

  • Hello Brother (2019)
  • Do Not Disturb (2019)
  • Damn (2020)
  • Lo Lo (2020)
  • Ye ye ye (2020)
  • You (2020)
  • Bad Influence (2020)
  • Infinity Ft. Olamide (2020)
  • Pami Ft DJ Tunez, Adekunle Gold, Wizkid (2020)

Omah Lay’s awards and achievements in music

Omah Lay’s debut EP, Get Layd, became an instant commercial success becoming the most streamed Afrobeat album on digital stores like Audiomack, Deezer and Apple Music at that time. The EP went on to earn Omah Lay Apple Music Favorite New Artiste of The Month of June in Africa.

On Friday, July 3, 2020, Omah Lay was picked as the debut star for Apple’s Africa Rising Campaign which spots talents in Africa and projects them throughout the continent and globally. There are hints that the talented artiste may bag the ‘Rookie of the Year win’ at the next Headies and of course, loyal fans cannot wait to see that happen.

Omah Lay’s net worth

Although his earnings have not been mentioned by Forbes, Omah Lay has been considered by local media platforms to be one of the richest and most influential young artists of his age in Nigeria at this time, having an estimated net worth of about $500,000 (around N200 million naira). 

Omah Lay’s Instagram and Twitter

Omah Lay’s Instagram handle is @omah_lay and his Twitter handle is @omah_lay.

Omah Lay on Wikipedia

Omah Lay’s personal Wikipedia profile is not up yet.

Omah Lay’s girlfriend

There are reports that Omah Lay is currently dating but nothing exists to suggest that. The singer has never been married and currently does not have a girlfriend. That might change soon though.

Other interesting facts to know about Nigerian musician, Omah Lay

Omah Lay has been regarded as an Afro-fusion artist with a musical style that blends Fireboy’s lyrical goodness with Wizkid’s vibes and energy then combined with the depth of Burna Boy.

Omah Lay has had collaborative projects with some of the big names in the industry such as Adekunle Gold, Olamide, Wizkid, DJ Tunez, etc.

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71 Comments on “Full biography of Nigerian singer Omah Lay and other facts about him”

      1. I gat alot of love for him…. Always burst my brain with the way he will be saying dirty words in a cool way… #yeyeye can testify

  1. I love him,his voice,his song always burst my brain his song flow and sound very good
    He is good at everything
    I love him???????

  2. Am impressed with omaylay vibe ,,,I love all his songs and hw he style his vibes in every beat ,,, just can’t wait to hear him and wiskid on the same hook?❤️?

  3. CN someone do me a favour pls… I need omah lay number…Someone should pls help… thats all i asked for…. plsssss

    1. I love him so much I also love his song am a musician already but have not make it and have the terlent to sing but I no that the way God make it for him he well also maker it for me too

  4. God give you more connection and connection,that is my prayer for you so that you will remember other people and stars like me that aspire to be like you and even more than you

  5. Hello i am favour from edo state. You are my favourite artiste bro. Keep it up. Not only my favourite but my children’s. They keep disturbing the compound with your songs especially the song ‘GODLY’. God bless u. We luv u omah lay. This is the best bio

  6. Nice skin colour, hight he has got. Is songs are actually really nice. always use it for my short videos. And it very easy to learn his song’s. So I can actually sing almost all of them?

  7. For all of you that have been posting rubbish saying you love him you like him… for your information please my mentor isn’t your type of crush to beem with, so you better match out of that your stinking love that you say you have for him…
    my paddy don’t mind them, because this niger babes na starve and empty stomach ashawo’s. let them no carry their ashawo wahala come block your future… keep it up bro ah dey feel your vibes…

  8. I love him and I also love his song also and I am a musician already but have not make it but I no that the God who made it for him we also made it for me too omah lay continue signing the tarlent God have giving to u this my contact 07083032967

  9. Omah lay is good artist representing the south massively in the industry I’m maxtril from warri currently living in port Harcourt igwurura I would like to feature him one day

  10. If omah lay can see this himself, then he’s lucky
    I have a very important message for him
    It’s not compulsory bit it’s important

  11. Omah lay one of my favourite artist I love all his songs! Jah bless you brotherly Gospianoh say so how i wish i can get his contact h will be glad!

  12. No doubt, Omah lay is a prolific singer. His songs are still on repeat on my playlists. Can’t wait for his next album.

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