Omah Lay is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. In this article, we will be telling you several interesting facts about Omah Lay — such as his biography, age, career, movie, net worth, awards and other facts.
Omah Lay is an upcoming Nigerian singer. Many Nigerians have described him as great lyricist — he has proven this time and time again with the new songs he releases.
His style of music and his lyrics so far, has been exceptional. If you are interested in knowing more about this singer, then this article is for you.
And although Omah Lay is new in the music industry, he is already making waves in the industry.
What is Omah Lay real name?
Many people know the young popular singer as Omah Lay. However, his real name is Omah Stanley Dibia. So don’t be surprised if you hear any one call him Stanley.
Early life & education
Omah Lay is a native of Port Harcourt, River State. He was also born in Port Harcourt.
He attended Comprehensive High School in River state after which he attended the University Of Port Harcourt for his university education.
Birthday & age – how old is Omah Lay?
The fast-rising star was born on 19th May in Port Harcourt, River state. So he is currently 23
If you are one of his fans, you might want to create some time to send him some good wishes on his special day.
Is Omah Lay married? Any kids?
The talented singer is not married and has no kid yet.
But we promise to keep you posted if anything about his relationship status pops up.
The upcoming artiste started singing at an early age of 15.
Omah Lay’s grandfather, until his death in 1976, was a percussionist for the legendary Highlife singer Celestine Ukwu.
ALso, his dad was a drummer. Therefore, it is safe to say that this musical background and also his love for music has contributed to Omah’s talent we are enjoying today.
He released his debut single on the 14th of February 2019. However, he became popular when he released ‘Get Layd’.
He released his debut 5-tracks EP “Get Layd” on May 23rd, 2020 and it has received millions of streams on all streaming platforms worldwide.
The EP featured on Soundcity’s Top 20 and also Cool Fm 96.6Fm radio station, during its Tastemakers’ chart.
which music record label is Omah Lay signed to? He was formerly signed to KeyQaad where he released his first song in June 2019. However, he is currently signed to the Dvpper Music record label.
His songs comprise of Afrobeat music which he often combines with the Highlife music genre.
Speaking about his style of music, the artist said, “I make afrobeats. 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.
List of songs Omah Lay has released
Although Omah Lay has not spent up to two years in the music industry, he has released 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
- Ye Ye Ye
- Can’t relate
- My bebe
- Infinity Ft. Olamide
- Pami Ft DJ Tunez, Adekunle Gold, Wizkid
The net worth of this singer is not officially known yet. However, we promise to keep you posted if he comes out to say anything regarding this.
Omah Lay’s cars and house
Hey! this guy is still new in the industry can we give him a break? 😉 Well, what I am trying to say is, we don’t have any information on all that yet.
But when we do, we will update this post with immediate effect.
Some interesting facts about Omah Lay
Speaking on career trajectory, Omah Lay said: “I started out when I was around 15. I became a music producer for a long time and then started singing again.
He continued, “I heard a lot of stories about my granddad while growing up, that he was a percussionist for legendary highlife singer Celestine Ukwu at a time.
I think that’s where the whole thing comes from. My dad was a drummer also. These people were all inspirational to me,” he said.
“My sound is afro-fusion, but I don’t like being boxed in some type of way; I’m not that kind of artiste. There are so many influences to my music,” he said while describing his brand of music and sound.
Omah Lay was Apple Music’s New Artiste of The Month (June 2020).
Reacting to the development, the fast-rising act said, “I have always used Apple Music, seeing my favourite artistes on playlist covers and features but here I am looking pretty as Apple Music’s first Africa Rising artiste. I am overwhelmed, dreams really do come true,” he said in a statement.
In December 2020, Omah Lay, alongside fellow Nigerian singer, Tems were arrested in Uganda.
Are you wondering why Omah Lay was arrested? Well, here is why; Omah went to Uganda to perform to a large crowd during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the Uganda police, he flouted the lockdown orders. No Ugandan artist was allowed to host a show in Uganda.
So he was arrested and detained for about three days. Nigerians were very livid and kept on dragging the Uganda police on Twitter, demanding for the release of Omay Lay and Tems.
And three days later, Omah Lay was released.
Omah Lay Social media handle
- Instagram: @omah_lay
- Twitter: @omah_lay
- Facebook: OfficialOmahLay
Here’s a summary of Omah Stanley Didia’s profile:
- Full name: Omah Stanley Didia
- Date of birth: 19th of May 1997
- Age: 23
- State of Origin: Rivers state
- Marital status: Single
- Years active: 2001 till present
- Nationality: Nigerian