Stanley Omah Didia, widely known as Omah Lay, has discussed the impact that sudden fame had on his mental health.
During the latest episode of the Afrobeats Podcast, the ‘Soso’ crooner revealed that he initially struggled to cope with fame but eventually found his balance.
News About Nigeria reports that Omah Lay admitted that the rapid transition to stardom brought about significant pressure and challenges.
He recounted how he went from using a humble laptop and spending endless hours in the studio to becoming a global superstar.
However, as time passed, he said he began to adapt and understand the importance of running his race at his own pace.
“It was a jump; 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 more comfortable and learned that I’m running my race and that I should move at my own pace.
“There was pressure. You don’t expect to move from one crappy laptop or spending all your life in the studio to being a global superstar. It’s just like they brought you from just starting music production to this right here (points at equipment in the studio): ‘You go lost.’
“As soon as I learned and realised that, I became much stronger and started to enjoy my life more.”
Despite the challenges, Omah Lay said that he had no reservations about openly discussing his vulnerabilities.
He expressed that if he could incorporate his vulnerabilities into his music, he could openly address them in public as well.
“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 everybody in the world is listening to it.”