Omah Lay: Songs, Music Career, Awards, Biography & Net Worth (2024)

Omah Lay is a young talented Nigerian songwriter and singer. He has been in the music industry since January 2020, after his songs ‘You’ and ‘bad influence’ brought him to the limelight.


His real name is Stanley Omah Didia. His stage name ‘Omah Lay’ was derived from combining his real name Omah, and “Lay” which he said is a word from his local dialect used to describe someone faraway. He was born in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State in southern Nigeria, and he is a native of Ikwerre. He was born on May 19, 1997. He comes from a family with a musical background as his grandfather was a percussionist for Celestine Ukwu, who was a popular Igbo highlife musician in the 60s. Omah Lay’s father was also a drummer, but he was not as popular as his grandfather was, but he was known to conquer the drums and was a local legend in their hometown.

Omah Lay Profile
Real Name: Stanley Omah Didia
Date of Birth:     May 19, 1997 (26 years)
Place of Birth:  Port Harcourt
State of Origin   Rivers State
Nationality:         Nigerian
Marital Status:   Single
Occupation:        Musician
Net Worth          $500, 000

Omah Lay


Omah Lay started his musical career as a teenager on the streets of Marine Base, Port Harcourt city. He went by the moniker Lil King and participated in some street rap battles and performances. He then proceeded to produce music locally in the early days of 2019. The records he produced got positive reviews from OAPs and local critics, and it got massive radio spins. Little or no credit was given to him for writing and producing those jams, so he decided to perform his written songs himself. That same year he wrote and recorded his songs “do not disturb” and “hello brother” and they were played on the local radio stations. These songs were enjoyed by the masses and got a lot of nice reviews and radio spins. It got the attention of prominent record labels and after much deliberation, in July 2019 he decided to sign up with the record label known as KeyQaad. Then he moved from Rivers state to Lagos state, to take his career to the next level. After that, he got signed into another record label known as Dvpper Music. The record label was owned by Damilola Akinwunmi. In 2020, sometime in January he first released his single track “bad influence” which reached a wider range of audience and it became an internet sensation due to its unique style. ‘Bad influence’ got millions of streams on all streaming outlets, and this was a good boast in his career. Then on the 14th of February, he released his first official single ‘You’ which thrilled his audience. He then released his first debut EP themed “Get Layd” which contained 5 tracks, including “bad influence” and “You” on the 22nd of May, 2020.

He got signed in to another record label on the 9th of November, 2020. The name of the record label he got signed in to is Warner music group under Sire records, and he has been working with them to date. Afterwards, he released another EP titled “What have we done” on the 20th of November, 2020.


In a space of 2 years, Omah Lay has released two albums named “Get layd” and “What Have We Done”, along with some singles too. He has featured in some prominent Nigerian artists’ songs like Olamide, and Dj Spinall.

Below is a list of all Omah Lay’s songs and when they were produced:

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Hello brotherSingle2019


Do not disturbSingle


Bad influenceGet Layd2020
YouGet Layd2020


DamnGet Layd2020


Ye Ye Ye                  Get Layd2020


Lo Lo      Get Layd2020


Godly          What have we done2020
My bebeWhat have we done2020
Can’t relateWhat have we done


ConfessionWhat have we done2020


He featured in Gyakie’s “forever”, and also in DJ Spinall’s Tonight. He also featured in Ajebo Hustlers-Pronto and Olamide’s Infinity.


Omah Lay won the next rated award at the 14th edition of The Headies Awards which was held on the 21st February 2021, at La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos State. Aside from that, he was also nominated for The Headies award in the following categories:

  • Songwriter of the year- for writing “Bad influence”
  • Best RnB single for “Bad influence”
  • Viewer’s choice
  • Next Rated (which he won)

He was also nominated in the Ghana Music Awards for the “Best African Artiste of the Year” category.Omah Lay Songs

Soweto Remix Omah Lay Lyrics

Soweto Lyrics (by Victony & Omah Lay)

Call Omah Lay e go run am

Call all your brokoto
No go dey slogodo oh
Body dey draw me like ogbono oh
Body Dey rise my tonono oh

I say call all your brokoto no go dey slogodo oh
Girlie dey burst my bololo oh
Girl make I salute your commodore oh

Girl if you balance see ego
I give you paper
Oh no go do me Diego, my Maradona
Girl if I lap your soweto, na Maphorisa
Girlie your back e be tornado
And I go follow your craze go
Craze go

Tunde don dey Craze oh
Ehhh for your waist oh
And I go pay for your lace oh
I go dey for your ways oh
Tunde don dey Craze oh
Ehhh for your waist oh
And I go pay for your lace oh
I go dey for your ways oh

papa o papa
ada o, ada
mama mama, no go…

Whine your waist Tomiwa
Igbo shawthy Chidera
Aboki babe Mutumina
If she get yansh, I go carry am

Let me check your area,
wetin dey your cylinder?
20KG each one,
when I fill the gas I go carry am

But something must to kill a man, A man must die
People wey kill Jesus Christ, Common Soldiers
Your Aba, Onitsha and Iweka, I wan go there
‘Cause whenever I look in your eyes,
nothing I see inside than your yansh

My village people hating, hating your waist,
they can’t tolerate it
My girlie no dey mercy
Mercy for wetin?
Your type e no plenty

Girl if you balance..

(Traditional flute playing)


As of the time this was written, the Afro-fusion singer is one of the most successful upcoming artists with an estimated net worth of $500,000. He has a total of 403,000 subscribers on YouTube, and has millions of views on his music videos, with his song “Godly” having the most views which is a total of 22 million views currently. He also has a total number of 1.3 million followers on his Instagram handle currently, and on his Twitter handle, he currently has a total number of 774k followers too.

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES: You can follow Omah Lay on the following social media handles:

Instagram: @omah_lay

Twitter: @Omah_Lay

YouTube: Omah Lay

Facebook: Omah Lay

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