Omah Lay on Why Real Afrobeat Music Is Dying
Real Afrobeat music is slowly vanishing, according to popular Nigerian vocalist Stanley Omah Didia, often known as Omah Lay.
The musician, who was born in Port-Harcourt, reportedly stated that in a recent interview with H Steph, according to Citi News.
It was providential for Omah Lay to go through such an experience in order to be able to aid individuals who are currently depressed, as he admitted that he was suicidal throughout his melancholy
The musician claims that he included the experience in his song, which is unusual for Afrobeat musicians.
Omah Lay emphasized that Afrobeat is the reason real music is dying in his further debunking of the argument that it is not as deep as vibes.
Omah Lay went on to say that he will keep creating authentic music based on his experiences.
He said, “I was at the verge of…I was suicidal, man. Trust me, I was really fucked 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 fucked 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 shit’. Nah.