Nigerian singer, songwriter and producer Omah Lay has released his new single, “Attention”, featuring Canadian singer Justin Bieber.
Born Stanley Omah Didia, the singer gained widespread recognition in early 2020 after his self-produced single “Bad Influence” went viral on social media.
Omah Lay started out in a rap group under the stage name Lil King. He later moved on to songwriting and music producing which went largely uncredited, and as a result of that, he released “Do Not Disturb” in April 2019.
“Hello Brother” was released a month after. He signed to a record label named KeyQaad in June 2019, and took a seven month break. During the break, he worked on his debut EP, Get Layd.
Omah Lay told OkayAfrica, “I started working on it August [of 2019]. At some point I had to go off social media, stay away from a lot of things and keep my head straight to get the project right. The first song I’d recorded on Get Layd was ‘Bad Influence.’ I’d done that way before the songs we had to put on the project.”
On 3 July 2020, Omah Lay was 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 was also the first African artist featured on Audiomack’s #Up Now program for emerging artists;included in Montreux Jazz Festival’s “20 artists to watch in 2021”; and was named BET’s Amplified International Artist of the Month for November 2020.
Omah Lay is currently signed to Dvpper Music Distribution in Nigeria, and Sire Records for international distribution.
He was nominated in 4 categories at the 2020 Headies Awards, winning the Next Rated award. On 8 July 2021, Omah Lay released a new single “Understand”.
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