Omah Lay, a famous Nigerian singer whose real name is Stanley Omah Didia, has disclosed that he was born and raised in a community of criminals, thugs, and pipeline vandals.
During a recent interview with H. Steph, the Port Harcourt-born singer said that despite being involved in various troubles, he was able to succeed through his determination and self-affirmations.
While expressing gratitude for his upbringing, Omah Lay also stated that he would not wish for anyone to grow up in such an environment.
He said, “I grew up among criminals. It’s crazy. I grew up in Marine Base. And if you know that place very much you will know that it’s like one place in Port Harcourt where people didn’t used to go at the time I was growing up.
“I grew up around criminals, thugs and stuff like that. I grew up around pipeline [vandals], illegal business and stuff like that. So, there were a lot of troubles for me but what I said is part of the things that made me what I’m today.”
Omah Lay’s story is a testimony to the power of resilience and self-belief in the face of difficulty. Despite the challenges he encountered growing up, he was able to carve out a successful career in the music industry. His unique style, which blends Afro-fusion and R&B, has earned him a loyal fanbase in Nigeria and beyond.
Omah Lay burst onto the scene in 2020 with his debut EP, “Get Layd,” which featured hits like “Bad Influence” and “Damn.” The EP quickly gained popularity and earned him critical acclaim. Since then, he has continued to release hit songs and collaborate with other top artists in the Nigerian music scene.
In addition to his musical success, Omah Lay has also been recognized for his philanthropic efforts. He has donated to various causes, including providing relief for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.
Omah Lay’s story serves as an inspiration to many young people in Nigeria and around the world, who may be facing similar challenges. It shows that with hard work, determination, and a strong belief in oneself, one can overcome even the toughest of obstacles.