My life got bad after my sudden fame – Omah Lay opens up on silent battle

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  • Sensational artiste, Omah Lay has recently shared his experiences about the effects of stardom on his mental health.
  • In his interview with Adesope Olajide, he candidly discussed the difficulties he faced when he first burst into the limelight.
  • The sudden surge of popularity took a toll on his mental well-being as he found himself grappling with the expectations and demands that came with stardom.

The pressure to maintain his success and constantly please his fans was overwhelming, and it put him in a bad mental state.

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Omah Lay added that music serves as an outlet for him to express his real-life experiences and emotions.

In his words; “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.

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Omah Lay admitted that he was still trying to find his way during this period, and it took time for him to adjust to the reality of his newfound fame.

As time went on, he realized that he couldn’t continue to compare himself to others or try to keep up with the fast-paced nature of the music industry.

He came to the understanding that moving at his own pace was crucial for his well-being and artistic growth.

This realization brought about a significant shift in his mindset, allowing him to become more comfortable with himself and his journey.


Embracing his own pace not only brought him peace of mind but also helped him to truly enjoy his life and craft.

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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