Oma Lay Biography

Stanley Omah Didia popularly known by his stage name Omah Lay, is a Nigerian singer, Songwriter and Stage performer born on the 19th of May 1997 in Port Harcourt.

According to Wikipedia, Stanley Omah Didia was raised in the Nigerian city of Port Harcourt. He hails from Egbeda, Emohua, Rivers Local Government Area in Rivers State.

Oma Lay
Full NameStanley Omah Didia
Stage NameOma Lay
BornMay 19, 1997
Age27 (2024)
Place of BirthPorthacourt
State Of OriginRivers State.
NationalityNigerian
OccupationSinger, Songwriter
Net Worth$400,000

Oma Lay Biography

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.

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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 a family, influenced him to pursue Music. This is all I have concerning his early life, we now go to his music career.

Oma Lay Early Life

Stanley Omah Didia was born on May 19, 1997, in Egbeda, Emohua, Rivers Local Government Area in Rivers State, Nigeria, and was raised in the Nigerian city of Port Harcourt.

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After attending Comprehensive High School in Rivers State, he furthered his education at the University of Port Harcourt. Coming from a musical family, his grandfather played instruments for the singer Celestine Ukwu until his passing in 1977. Additionally, Lay’s father played the drums.

Is Omah Lay from Port Harcourt?

Stanley Omah Didia, professionally known as Omah Lay, was born in the city of Port Harcourt, located in Southern Nigeria.

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Oma Lay Date of Birth

When was Omay Lay born? Omah Lay was born on the 19th of May, 1997

How old is Oma Lay? Oma Lay is 27 years old as of 2024.

Oma Lay Education

Omah Lay completed his secondary education at a Comprehensive High School in Rivers State. He then enrolled at the University of Port Harcourt but later dropped out in his first year to pursue music due to financial constraints.

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Did Omah Lay finish University?

Omah Lay dropped out of university, opting for music production over education due to financial constraints and the need to dedicate time to learning music production.

Oma Lay Mucis Career

Well, as stated above, he hails from a music-loving family. Omah Lay was an underground artist way before he became the star he is today. We will focus on his album and EP releases to make the post a straight-to-the-point kind of post.

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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 breakout song, Bad Influence and hits 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 its release.

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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 artists he has worked with include DJ Tunez, Wizkid, Masterkraft, Adekunle Gold, Alpha P, Ajebo Hustlers, Justin Bieber, Olamide, Gyakie, Bella Shmurda, Libianca and lots more.

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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.

Oma Lay Albums/EPs

  • Get Layed EP 2020
  • What Have We Done EP 2020
  • Boy Alone Album 2022

Oma Lay Awards

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

Oma Lay Genres

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 a voice that matches.

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Oma Lay Controversies

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 of 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 a 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. The post will be updated as time goes on.

Oma Lay Fun Facts

  • Omah Lay’s grandfather was an instrumentalist for the singer, Celestine Ukwu.
  • Omah Lay’s father is a drummer, this explains why he is so good in music.
  • Omah Lay is the first artist highlighted for Apple’s Africa Rising Campaign to spotlight African Talent.
  • In December 2020, he was included in BBC Radio 1xtra’s Annual “Hot For 2021” list.
  • He has 4 Headies Awards nominations (as at the time this post was written) and won one out of the 4.
  • He was the first African artist featured on Audiomack’s #Up Now Program for Emerging Artists.

Oma Lay Popular Songs

Below are some popular Songs from Omah Lay.

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  • Bad Influence
  • You
  • Lolo
  • Godly
  • Soso
  • Do not Disturb
  • Understand and more

Oma Lay in Politics

Oma Lay strongly supports the #EndSARS campaign, emphasizing in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar that these protests focus on people’s concerns, free from political motives.

He highlighted issues of police harassment, extortion, and violence against the youth without consequences, stating firmly that it has gone on for too long and demanding government action with a clear “enough is enough” stance.

Oma Lay Social Media Handles

  • Instagram: @omah_lay
  • Twitter: @Omah_Lay

Oma Lay Net Worth

Omah Lay is rumoured to have an estimated net worth of $400,000 at present.

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