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Entertainment of Saturday, 26 December 2020


Breakthrough music star of 2020

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The experience for many this year has somewhat been challenging due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Businesses were slowed down; jobs were lost and the Nigerian showbiz industry was not an exception to the damages caused by the pandemic.

However, in as much as most celebrities could not keep up with the seemingly harsh financial constraints accompanied by the pandemic, others experienced their breakthrough this year.

To these musicians, this year was magical as some were shot to the limelight and this is very eminent in the life of the fast-rising star, Stanley Omah Didia, popularly known as Omah Lay, a Nigerian Afro - Fusion singer and songwriter.

Born in Port Harcourt Nigeria on May 19 1997, Omah Lay started music at a tender age by rapping and going by the stage name ‘Lil King’. At the age of 15, he took after his grandfather, Celestine Ukwu and started producing until he decided to venture into Afro Fusion music.

His first singles,‘Do Not Disturb’ and ‘Hello Brother’ released in 2019 were his introduction into the music industry.

Omah Lay has featured and collaborated with household names in the Nigerian music industry like Adekunle Gold, Olamide, Wizkid and DJ Tunez.

Here are some of his music that must definitely be on your playlist this year: