Omah Lay claims to have started new school Afrobeats

Popular singer and songwriter, Stanley Omah Didia, known professionally as Omah Lay, has claimed that he introduced a new version of Afrobeats.

The ‘Understand’ crooner who sat down for a chat with Beat FM London, said he is going to be one of the leaders of the new generation of Afrobeats artistes.

Omah Lay said he has created a “new sound” and his latest single, ‘Holy Ghost’ epitomises the sound innovation he is introducing to Afrobeats.

The singer hopes to popularise the new school Afrobeats this year using his forthcoming album which will consist of the ‘new vibes’.

He said, “I have started a new sound. I feel like the sound people identify as Afrobeats is going to change in 2024/2025, in the future. And I’m going to be one of the leaders of the new sound.

“I have started a new sound of Afrobeats and you’re going to hear more of that in 2024. ‘Holy Ghost’ is one of them. And I’m putting out an album. The album is going to consist of all of these new vibes.”

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Nigerian rapper, Zlatan Ibile, has recounted how award winning musician, Olamide propelled his career growth by influencing his switch from Hip Hop to Afrobeats.

The rap sensation whose real name is Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael, said ‘My Body’ his 2017 collaborative song with the YBNL boss was the turning point of his career.

Zlatan recounted how he kept on begging Olamide for a collaboration via his social media and how it eventually happened despite initial disappointments.

He said Olamide gave him two appointments which could not be materialise at the time until the third one when they finally met at the ‘Melo Melo’ crooner’s house.

Zlatan said; “Olamide giving me a verse at that time was life-changing for me. I was always tracking him and begging him in the DM for a verse.

He gave me appointments twice but they didn’t materialise until the third time. He invited me to his house and because I was doing more rap, I thought we would be doing a rap song, then all of a sudden, Olamide started singing an Afrobeats song, ‘My Body.’

He did that because he knew it was what would make me an instant star. I recorded my verse and that was how my story changed.”