Ace Nigerian singer, Stanley Omah Didia, popularly called Omah Lay says his sudden rise to fame affected his mental health.
Omah Lay stated this during an interview with media personality, Adesope Olajide, on Afrobeats Podcast, where he opened up about his struggle with fame.
The ‘Soso’ crooner said at the initial stage it was challenging, but he started getting comfortable with the reality of being a celebrity and began to move 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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CorrectNG recalls that Omah Lay once revealed how he contemplated suicide when he was battling depression
He opened up during a chat with H Steph about his mental health struggles and incorporating his battle with depression into his music.
The Afropop sensation 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 music star added that he will continue to make real music from his experience.
Omah Lay said; “I was at the verge of…I was suicidal, mahn. Trust me, I was really fxxked 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 fxxked 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.”