Rising Nigerian singer Omah Lay makes our #AOTW spotlight this week

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Stanley Omah Didia (born May 19 1997) known professionally as Omah Lay is a singer, songwriter, record producer. He first gained prominence in 2020 after his debut single ‘You’ went viral. He started off as a producer and songwriter in Port Harcourt but only made up his mind to take up singing when he realized he doesn’t get enough credit for the songs he helped create for others. He then recorded and put out ‘Do not Disturb’ and ‘Hello Brother’ in his hometown Port Harcourt which earned him a record deal with KeyQaad – a new record label at the time.

 

No 4. Do not Disturb. Released in 2019.

 

Fun Fact: His grandfather made a career as a drummer for the late 70s Highlife sensation – Celestine Ukwu

 

No 3. You. Released as the 3rd track Off the Get Layd EP and produced by Eljackbeatz

 

No 2. Tonight – Dj Spinall Ft Omah Lay. The song is Disc Jockey “Dj Spinall” and it features vocals from Omah Lay. It was Released in May 2020 and produced by Dj Spinall himself.

 

Omah Lay started music as a teenager rapping in the streets of Marine Base as Lil King but then he got bored and started learning how to produce music.

 

Bonus Track: Bad Influence. The song’s highest position ever on the Apple Music Chart was no. 3 which was the week of June 7th 2020.

 

On the 22nd of May, Omah Lay dropped his debut EP “Get Layd” which included the previously released ‘You’ and ‘Bad Influence’. The EP became an instant commercial success becoming the most streamed Afrobeat album on Digital stores like Audiomack, Deezer and Apple Music and went on to earn him Apple Music Favorite New Artiste of The Month of June in Africa. On June 7, Omah Lay was interviewed on the then new Apple Music’s Africa Now Radio by Cuppy where he spoke about the success of his new EP and music influences. On Friday 3rd of July, he was picked as the debut star for Apple’s Africa Rising Campaign which spots a talent in Africa and projects them all through the continent and internationally

 

No 1. Lo Lo Lo. Off the Get layd Ep released in 2020 and arguably his biggest song.

Chart Position: no. 2 on the week of August 2nd 2020 on iTunes Chart and also no. 2 on Apple Music Chart for the week August 9th 2020.

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