“I grew up among criminals” – Singer Omah Lay
Nigerian singer and songwriter, Omah Lay, has shared some details about his challenging upbringing in a recent interview with H Steph.
The popular artist, whose real name is Stanley Omah Didia, revealed that he grew up in a neighborhood populated by “criminals”.
Omah Lay hails from Port Harcourt, a city known for its rough neighborhoods, and he specifically mentioned Marine Base as the area where he grew up.
He talked about the struggles he faced as a child and how they influenced his music career.
The “Understand” crooner opened up about his experiences and how they shaped his perspective on life.
Omah Lay explained that he was exposed to a lot of negative influences, but he was determined to rise above them and pursue his dreams.
Despite the challenges he faced growing up, Omah Lay has become one of Nigeria’s most successful and popular artists, with hit songs such as “Godly” and “Bad Influence”.
His unique style of music has won him fans across the globe, and he continues to inspire others with his story of perseverance and resilience.
“I grew up among criminals at the Marine Base. And if you know that place well, you’ll know that it was not a place where people used to go out when I was growing up. I grew up around criminals and thugs, and illegal pipeline businesses and stuff like that. It was a lot of trouble for me. I mean, it is part of the thing that has made me what I am today,” he said.
“Port Harcourt is just like me. I am Port Harcourt from the way I talk and act. It’s a rough and beautiful city. Everything is raw in Port Harcourt. You can tell that I am raw. The talents are raw. It’s real life in Port Harcourt. I am just like a 100 percent representation of Port Harcourt,” he added.