Ace Nigerian artist Stanley Omah Didia, often known as Omah Lay, claims that his quick ascent to stardom has had an impact on his mental health.
Omah Lay made this statement during an interview with media personality Adesope Olajide on the Afrobeats Podcast, where he discussed his struggles with popularity.
The ‘Soso’ singer admitted that it was difficult at first, but he eventually became comfortable with the reality of popularity and began to proceed at his own pace.
The 26-year-old artiste said: “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 comfortable and learned that I should move at my own pace. As soon as I realised that, I became much stronger and began to enjoy my life more.
“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 the world is listening to it.”
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I considered ending my life countless times – Omah Lay spills
Stanley Omah Didia, better known as Omah Lay, an award-winning Afropop artist, has stated that he considered suicide during his depression.
During a conversation with H Steph, the ‘Soso’ singer spoke up on his mental health challenges and how he integrates his fight with depression into his music.
Omah Lay stated that going through depression was divine since it allowed him to help individuals who are now depressed.
The 25-year-old also stated that he will continue to create authentic songs based on his experiences.
He said; “I was at the verge of…I was suicidal, mahn. Trust me, I was really fcked up. But I think I have to be there to actually help the people who are there right now to get out of that place.
I mean it will take a real person like me to go there and then make music out of it and talk about it so openly how I’m a mess, how I think and how I’m fcked up and everything.
“I’m not sure you will find afrobeats artists who do that right now. Everybody is out there saying afrobeats are not so deep, ‘afrobeats are just vibes and sh*t’. Nah. That’s why everybody is just doing hype. The real music is dying.”