OMAH LAY’S NIGERIAN SINGER’S HISTORY
He was born on May 19, 1997, and goes by the name Omah Lay. The Port Harcourt of Nigeria
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Born on May 19, 1997, Omah Lay is a singer, songwriter, and record producer from Nigeria. He rose to fame in early 2020 after his independently produced song “Bad Influence” went viral on social media. Additionally, in 2021, he collaborated with Alpha P on the official Masterkraft remix of Justin Bieber’s song “Peaches.” In 2022, he again did so on the song “Attention.” Lay received the Next Rated award at the 2020 Headies Awards.
Omah Lay is from the Ikwerre Local Government Area in Rivers State.
He was a student at Rivers State College.
Before passing away in 1977, his grandfather played instruments for singer Celestine Ukwu. He comes from a musical family.
Lay got his start in the music industry as a member of the rap crew “Lil King.” Later, he transitioned to songwriting and music production, for which he largely received little recognition. In April 2019, he released “Do Not Disturb.” “Hello Brother” was released a month later.
He began a seven-month break after signing with the KeyQaad record label in June 2019.
During the break, he worked on his debut EP, Get Layd. According to him, “I began working on it in August [of 2019].” I had to unplug from social media, avoid a lot of distractions, and maintain focus in order to complete the assignment properly.
on occasion, my head on straight. I wrote my first song for Get Layd, “Bad Influence.” I’d That was completed before the music had to be added to the project. After the break, he dropped “Bad Influence,” which by the end of 2020 had surpassed all other Nigerian songs in terms of stream volume on Apple Music.
On February 14, 2020, Lay released “You,” his debut song. He released Get Layd, a five-track first EP, on May 22, 2020. The EP peaked at number one on the Apple Music rankings for Nigeria. The EP’s five songs, including the top-charting “You,” all debuted in Nigeria’s top 15 on Apple Music.
Lay made an appearance on the number-one single “Infinity” from Olamide’s album Carpe Diem in October.
On July 3, 2020, Lay became the first musician included in Apple’s Africa Rising Campaign, which honors African talent.
In December 2020, he was added to BBC Radio 1Xtra’s yearly “Hot for 2021” list.
He was the first musician from Africa to be included on Audiomack’s #Up Now program for up-and-coming artists; he was selected by the Montreux Jazz Festival as one of the “20 talents to watch in 2021;” and in November 2020, he was named BET’s Amplified International Artist of the Month.
He is now signed to Sire Records for domestic distribution in Nigeria and Dvpper Music Distribution for international distribution. He received four nominations for the 2020 Headies Awards and took home the Next Gen Award.
Lay has vowed to assist.
support the #EndSARS campaign in Nigeria. “People must understand that these protests are purely about the people, with no political implications,” he was reported as saying by Harper’s Bazaar. Simply because we are young and trendy, the cops harass, extort, beat, and even kill us. We want the government to act because this has gone on for too long and we’ve had enough.
Lay has vowed to assist the #EndSARS movement in Nigeria. “People must understand that these protests are purely about the people, with no political implications,” he was reported as saying by Harper’s Bazaar. Simply because we are young and trendy, the cops harass, extort, beat, and even kill us. We’ve had enough of this for too long, and we’re urging the administration.