Stanley Omah Didia (born 19 May 1998) better known as Omah Lay is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He released his self-produced debut single “Do Not Disturb” in April 2019. He won the Next Rated award at the 2020 Headies Awards.
Omah Lay hails from Ikwerre in Rivers State. He attended Comprehensive High School in Rivers State before proceeding to the University of Port Harcourt. Omah Lay comes from a musical family and his grandfather played instruments for the legendary highlife singer Celestine Ukwu before he died in 1977. The musician father also played drums.
On December 14, 2020, Omah Lay was arrested alongside Tems after they performed in a show in Uganda. The Ugandan Police authority identified a violation of COVID-19 lockdown protocols as the reason for their arrests. The artists on the other hand felt they were set up. Two days later, the Ugandan government released the two, apologized for the arrests, and cleared them of wrongdoing.
Omah Lay has expressed his support for the #EndSARS campaign in Nigeria. He told Harper’s Bazaar, “People need to know these protests are purely about the people, with no political undertone whatsoever. Police harass, extort, beat, and kill us just for being young and trendy, with no consequences. This has gone on long enough, and we are saying enough is enough and demanding government action.”
Omah Lay’s net worth is estimated to be $400, 000., according to the list of richest musicians in Africa & Net Worth 2021.