Nigerian singer and songwriter, Stanley Omah Didia, popularly known as Omah Lay, speak on how his sudden fame affected his mental health.
The ‘Bad Influence’ crooner said he struggled at first with fame but later found his balance, he revealed this during the latest episode of the Afrobeats podcast.
According to him, “It was a jump; at first I struggled, and it put me in a bad mental state because I was still trying to learn my ways. However, with time, I got more comfortable and learned that I’m running my race and that I should move at my own pace.
“There was pressure. You don’t expect to move from one crappy laptop or spending all your life in the studio to being a global superstar. It’s just like they brought you from just starting music production to this right here (points at equipment in the studio): ‘You go lost.’
“As soon as I learned and realised that, I became much stronger and started to enjoy my life more.”
Omah Lay added that his music is all about his real life experience.
The ‘Soso’ hit maker said, “If I can put my vulnerabilities in my song, then I can talk about them. My music is all about my real-life experiences, and I know everybody in the world is listening to it.”