Omah Lay Biography, Songs, Net Worth, Awards, Controversy, Fun Facts and More


Stanley Omah Didia popularly known by his stage name Omah Lay, is a Nigerian singer, Songwriter and Stage performer. He was born on the 19th of May 1997. In this article, we will take a look at his biography, discography, Albums, Awards, Fun Facts and more. Read more post content below.

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    Omah Lay was born on the 19th of May, 1997. He hails from Egbeda Emohua, Rivers Local Government Area, Rivers State, Nigeria. He grew up in a Music loving family.

    He had his Secondary education at a comprehensive school in Rivers State and also attended The University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) for his tertiary institution education.

    As stated above, he grew up in a family who loved Music and we can say that growing up in such family, influenced him to pursue Music. This is all I have concerning his early life, we now go to his music career.


     Well, as stated above, he hails from a Music loving family. Omah Lay was an underground artistes way before he became that star he is today. We will focus on his album and Ep releases so as to make the post a straight to the point kind of posts.

    According to his big break in the Nigerian Music industry came about after releasing his popular song, Bad Influence which had powerful heartbreaking lyrics.

     However, Omah Lay started his music career officially and fully in 2020, when he released his debut EP titled Get Layed which included the break out song, Bad Influence and hit like You also.

     His name spread more when he was featured on Olamide's Infinity track from his Carpe Diem Album. The song had powerful lyrics and talked about loving till the end of time. The song topped the Apple Music Charts for Nigeria during it's release.

    Omah Lay released his second studio EP titled What Have We Done on the 20th of November, 2020. The EP contained 5 tracks and the hit track titled Godly, reached Number one on the Apple Music Charts for Nigeria, topping the chart at the time of release.

     Omah Lay released his debut studio Album titled Boy Alone on the 15th of July, 2022. The Album also had good tracks and was distributed by Sire and Keyqaad records Internationally and Domestically, respectively.

     Omah Lay has worked with several colleagues In the Nigerian Music industry and beyond. Some of the Artistes he has worked with includes DJ Tunez, Wizkid, Masterkraft, Adekunle Gold, Alpha P, Ajebo Hustlers, Justin Bieber, Olamide, Gyakie, Bella Shmurda, Libianca and lots more.

   We wish this dude more fame and heights in the music industry and hope that soso takes his pain away, *laughs*. We now move on to his Awards, Discography and Other Achievements.


Get Layed EP 2020

What Have We Done EP 2020

Boy Alone Album 2022


   Omah Lay has won A Headies Award and 3 nominations. He has been nominated 4 times for Afrima Awards, he has won An Afro Digital Awards. You can browse full details of Omah Lay's Awards on


    Omah Lay does Afro beats and Afro Pop, his songs talk about relationships Love and heartbreaks. His lyrics are of the sad type and he also has the voice that match.


   On the 14th of December, 2020, Omah Lay was arrested in Uganda by the Ugandan Police alongside Grammy Award winning singer, Tems for Violating/Flaunting the Country's lockdown rule by performing in a show which gathered multitudes (fans) to watch. However, they were released two days later. 

    Later report from Tems manager had it that Tems Performed a praise and Worship session while in cell alongside cell mates when she and Omah Lay were arrested in Uganda. There is no other Controversy related to Omah Lay which I know of. Post will be updated as time goes on.


1. Omah Lay's grandfather was an instrumentalist for the singer, Celestine Ukwu.

2. Omah Lay's father is a drummer, this explains why he is so good in music.

3. Omah Lay is the first Artiste highlighted for Apple's Africa Rising Campaign to spotlight African Talent.

4. In December 2020, he was included in BBC Radio 1xtra's Annual "Hot For 2021" list.

5. He has 4 Headies Awards nominations (as at the time this post was written) and won one out of the 4.

6. He was the first African Artiste Featured on Audiomack's #Up now Program for Emerging Artistes.

.......and lots more.


   Below are some popular Songs from Omah Lay.

1. Bad Influence

2. You

3. Lolo

4. Godly

5. Soso

6. Do not Disturb

7. Understand

...... And lots more.


Instagram: @omah_lay

Twitter: @Omah_Lay


    Normally, naija get talent, Omah Lay is one of the top hits giver of the current Nigerian Music industry, we wish the lad more heights in the music industry and more recognition home and abroad.

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