I considered ending my life countless times – Omah Lay
Award-winning Afropop singer, Stanley Omah Didia, professionally known as Omah Lay, has revealed that he contemplated suicide during his depression.
The ‘Understand’ crooner opened up during a chat with H Steph about his mental health struggles and incorporating his battle with depression into his music.
Omah Lay said it was divine for him to go through depression as the experience served as a means for him to help those who are currently depressed.
The 25-year-old added that he will continue to make real music from his experience.
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.”
In other news, a Nigerian man simply known as Orji narrated how his girlfriend’s show of ingratitude led to the end of their relationship.
The US-based techpreneur said he used to give her N20k every month for data subscription but because she asked for something else which he could not provide immediately, she downplayed his committment to her.
He said she asked him of what value he is to her when he appealed to her to exercise patience for some weeks so that he will look into her request.
Orji said the statement was heartbreaking and shocking but he knew he could no longer continue dating her after that day.
He wrote; “Some yrs ago, a woman I’ve done everything for, once asked me while sitting in my car “of what value re u to me?” Simply bcos there was something she asked me to do for her & I told her to give me a couple of weeks.
This was someone I was giving 20k monthly for data subscription. I couldn’t believe my ears that fateful day. And of course, that marked the end of our relationship.”