Fans are eagerly awaiting Omah Lay’s performance next month.
Rising Nigerian pop star Omah Lay just dropped ‘Understand’, his first solo release of 2021. The song ‘Understand’ is a deep reflection about romance, where Omah Lay wonders why his beloved seems less invested in their relationship than him.
“It was a tough one to record and I hope the fans listen, understand and connect with it,” Omah Lay explains about the song.
Mr. Lay most recently featured on the Masterkraft remix of Justin Bieber’s chart-topping “Peaches,” with Alpha P, a fellow Nigerian upstart. Bieber, who is a fan of Omah Lay’s, personally reached out to invite him onto the remix. The ‘Godly’ singer is billed to headline the Pizza & Wine Festival in Nairobi next month.
Watch the ‘Understand’ lyric video:
With his darkly sparkling vocals, evocative storytelling, and contagious rhythms, Omah Lay is quickly becoming one of Africa’s most talked-about musical innovators. The 23-year-old singer and producer’s brand of Afro-fusion effortlessly pulls from his deep personal history with West Africa’s percussion-heavy highlife genre, as well as his enthusiasm for the popular sounds of his generation—from classic rap to the Afro-beats empire flourishing in his home base of Lagos.
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