Updated: Jul 27
Omah Stanley Didia, known by his stage name Omah Lay, was born on May 19, 1997. The Nigerian singer and songwriter gained fame after his hit single, "Bad Influence", released January 16, 2020 from his ep- Get Layd. "Bad Influence" became the highest streamed afro beat song on Apple Music in 2020. In an interview with Cool FM, he explained the song was a summary on his life experiences living in Lagos, Nigeria.
For Get Layd, I just wanted to display my range cuz I don’t want my sound or personality to be boxed in. That’s why I titled the EP ‘Get Layd’, which basically means getting a piece of me. Bad Influence was really about me getting used to a bigger city and new vices. I originally did it for just Instagram cuz I’d been away for a while, then I put out the full version for free, then on digital stores cuz of the demand. Things just took off from there and it’s been a blessing to experience.
Before moving to Lagos (the most city in Nigeria) from Port Harcourt (capital of Rivers State, Nigeria) as an independent artist, the original name he picked for his ep album was 'Child's Play'. He is signed to KeyQaad and Indie music label based in Nigeria. In an interview with Sound Cloud, he explained, his five song ep- 'Get Layd', was an experiment, meaning, he was testing the waters on how far he could go with his gift in music. His idea for the record came from a confluence of feelings related to love, transformation, and creative expression.
'Boy Alone', released July 15, 2022, is a relatable hymn in which the afro-fusion singer reveals his darkest vices, fears, and stressors with exquisitely musical sensitivity in the recording studio. 'Never Forget' is yet another heart warming tune in which Omah Lay conveys with melodic instrumentals. Written by Omah Lay and Semzi ; the deep melodious afro beat vibes begin to move you once he hits the vocals "From the slums I come, Oh, Marin' Base boy
I know love is war, I know God is God (oh), And, I will never stop, 'Til the war is won, Tell the kids unborn".
Lyrics by Musixmatch
I don't know what to do I don't know what to do (do, do, do) Oh, I don't know what to do I don't know what to do (do, do, do) Oh, I don't know what to do without you I don't know what to do without you From the slums I come Oh, Marin' Base boy I know love is war I know God is God (oh) And, I will never stop 'Til the war is won Tell the kids unborn And the ones we lost
I'll never forget (ghen-ghen) I'll never forget ghen-ghen (ghen-gben) I'll never forget you (ghen-ghen) I'll never forget ghen-ghen (ghen-ghen) I'll never forget you (ahh) I'll never forget I'll never forget, whoa-ahh
Boy Alone Lay, oh (ahhh) Boy Alone Lay Boy Alone Lay, oh Boy Alone Lay (ahhh) Gbashi nim ere ngwa ngwa Gbashi nim ere kwai kwai If you're hearin' my voice, I want you to know I will not (oh-whoa), I will not (oh-whoa), I will not (oh-whoa) I will not forget you (oh-oh) I will not (uh-uh), I will not, I will not
I've been vigilant I've been intelligent Nobody get rank for this military Everybody will die Die like ant and rot like Millipedes I've been knickerin' Way before Michael Jackson sing Billie Jean From 19' Bilidin Way before Patoranking sing Wilmer See my eyes don see the things Ordinary person like you no go believe it It's why I'm cold and shiverin' I hide my pains, my blow, my misery (Ayy, ayy, oh) I hide my pains, my blow, my misery (uh-uh, ayy) I hide my (ayy)
Boy Alone Lay, oh (ahhh) Boy Alone Lay Boy Alone Lay, oh Boy Alone Lay (ahhh) Gbashi nim ere ngwa ngwa Gbashi nim ere kwai kwai If you're hearin' my voice, I want you to know I will not (oh-whoa), I will not (oh-whoa), I will not (oh-whoa) I will not forget you (oh-oh) I will not (uh-uh), I will not, I will not I will not forget you
I hide my pains, my blow, my misery (uh-uh, ayy) I hide my (ayy)
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