Omah Lay was one of the top artistes from 2020 and has a large fan base both in Nigeria and overseas.
He is much loved by his fans especially the female folks because of his handsome looks, melodious voice, dress sense and lyrics; he's indeed the artist to look out for in 2021.
According to Rikko Aaron (2020), Mr Didia "Omay Lay" has been into music for over 2 years but only came into limelight after releasing his hit single titled Bad Influence.
Omah Lay is one of the fastest rising artiste after the likes Rema, Fireboy, Joeboy and Oxlade.
He has surprised many after dropping his first 2020 single when he reached half a million streams on all digital platform like soundcloud, audiomack and iTunes.
Omah Lay said in an interview that he got his music prowess from his grandfather who was a percussionist; a legendary singer in the 90’s. He said he also took over from his father.
Omah Lay is signed to an American based Warner Music Group Record Label which also has a deal with Chocolate City, a Nigerian record label.
Also Atlantic Records which 2 time Grammy Award nominee Burna Boy belongs is a subsidiary of Warner Music Group. With this, within a short period of time, Omah Lay might dominate the international scene like the trio of Burna Boy, Wizkid and Davido.
Some Songs Released by Omah Lay
1. Hello Brother – 2019
2. Do Not Disturb – 2019
3. Damn – 2020
4. Lo Lo – 2020
5. Ye ye ye – 2020
6. You – 2020
7. Bad Influence – 2020
8. Godly - 2020
9. Infinite with Olamide - 2020.
Arrest At Uganda
He most recently made the headlines when he was arrested and detained in Uganda after performing at a show because he allegedly broke Covid-19 protocols.
He was arrested alongside fellow artiste Tems.
Omah posted the following on twitter after his release in Uganda:
Omah is one of the Nigerian Musician with highest streams competing with the likes of Davido, Burna Boy, Wizkid, Olamide, 2face etc.
Omah Lay amassed more than 100 million streams on the Audiomack's UpNow music streaming platform.
UpNow is an initiative dedicated to promoting emerging artists around the world in which the company select a minimum of three artists across all genres of music to provide them with specialised marketing, editorial programming, social promotion, playlisting, custom videos and experiential events.
Omah Lay is the first African artist that has been selected in the UpNow and the second musician featured in the initiative since it was launched.
What Omah Lay Said About Audiomack And His Listeners
1. “Audiomack has been one of the platforms that have played a big role in my career. I will always have a love for the platform,”
2. “The majority of my listeners are coming from this app. It’s a huge thing for me.”
Commenting on reaching 100 million streams, the musician said:
3. “It was incredible, I’m the type of person who celebrates 100, 000. When we got to 1 million I didn’t know what to do. It was such an amazing feeling to know so many people listen to me. It’s a blessing. I want to give this credit to my listeners.”
Omah Lay is the key voice among the next generation of artists from Africa and the world at large. He is the first Africa artist to be featured Apple Music's Africa Rising Series.
The Port Harcourt born artist is indeed making waves locally and internationally and has left the Nigerian music industry in awe.
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