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Before I started singing, “I was actually a rapper” — Omah Lay

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2020 breakout music star from Nigeria, Stanley Omah Didia, better known professionally as Omah Lay granted an interview with American magazine – Teen Vogue – speaking on music, life and the #EndSARS protest which took the country by storm last year.

Omah who got his mainstream breakthrough with his debut project, an EP with the title – “Get Layd” – revealed he was not too sure on how much people would gravitate towards his style of music which he tags “Omah Lay Music”. When asked if he had any fears about his debut EP, he told Teen Vogue: “Actually before I put out Get Layd I wasn’t sure if it’ll be accepted. I wasn’t so confident about it but I enjoyed making the project.” but said he put it out nonetheless because he liked what he created and those around him were supportive and also enjoyed his music.

Speaking on why he chose to use his social media as a voice for help during the massive #EndSARS protest against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), he revealed he had had three different tormenting encounters with the SARS force; one back at Porth Harcourt and the remaining two in Lagos, one of which he barely survived because some people recognised his face because of his music.

He added he his still very much devastated from the October 20, 2020 Lekki Massacre, “ I honestly can’t say I’ve gotten over the #LekkiMassacare and I don’t [think] I’ll ever get over it. I still dream about it, write lyrics about it”, Omah Lay discloses.

Omah Lay who also happen to be a music producer, with production credits on his own personal songs — “Bad Influence”, “Confessions”, “Damn” — and a few others, shockingly reveals: “I’ve been a producer for a very long time. I was actually a rapper, then I switched to being a music producer and I did just that for about three years.”

While sadly admitting, nowadays he barely has anytime to produce his own personal music, talk more of producing for others. Stating his primary focus right now is own making his album which is to be released in 2021 (but no date is set yet).

You can catch the full Teen Vogue Omah Lay interview here: Teen Vogue: Nigerian Afrobeat Star Omah Lay on Music, #EndSARS and More:
https://www.teenvogue.com/story/nigerian-afrobeat-star-omah-lay

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I listened to a lot of Lauryn Hill while making UY Scuti—Olamide

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Nigerian music superstar, Olamide’s latest album—UY Scuti—keeps soaring on the charts and receiving massive airplay due to its replay value which has resulted in him granting an interview with Grammy.com where he talks about his music and influences which gave birth to his latest music project.

Asked on where his head was at or simply put his thought process when making UY Scuti, Olamide answered: “I was basically thinking about doing a timeless project that isn’t about having club bangers or street acting.” Olamide relays. Commenting further, he told the Grammy correspondent: “I listened to a lot of Lauryn Hill. I think her music was my major influence on this project.

Speaking on what he appreciates most about The Fugees song maestro, Olamide pin-points “Her versatility” while also giving her credit for her great contribution to music and adoring Lauryn Hill’s ability to make timeless music.

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It’s a house party thing in Davido’s “Shopping Spree” music video

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Davido plays the American highschool Playboy for the visual of Shopping Spree starring himself and “Slime & B” duo—Young Thug and Chris Brown. From picking up the girl he desires to the flashy house party organised afterwards, Davido for sure knows how to spoil his girls, bringing the summer vibes with it.

Young Thug acts the artist with his naked muse positioned just beside him and his canvas in front as he paints the beautiful creature before his eyes while Chris Brown did Chris Brown things.

Shopping Spree is directed by A Foreign Made Films, shot by Des Gray in the USA; it appears on “A Better Time” released on November 13th last year. Watch Davido, Young Thug and Chris Brown organise the house party of the summer:

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Blaqbonez, PsychoYP and J Molley feature on SaveMilli’s new EP—“Childish II”

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Rapper, singer and beat maker — SaveMilli — after three years, has released the part 2 to “Childish” EP, perfectly tagged—Childish II with guest appearances from fellow Nigerian rappers, Blaqbonez and PsychoYP and South-African rising act – J Molley.

All 6 tracks on Childish II are produced by SaveMilli. The EP is majorly a Hip-Hop/Rap project with a touch of Pop with topics discussed ranging from finding oneself and drugs (on “Destination C – World”), love (on“Gorgeous”), women (on “I Need You Right Now”), braggadocious flow and flashiness (on “Who Tf Died & Made You King) and more.

Childish II tracklist.|PC: @SAVEMILLI (Twitter)

Stream/Listen/Download Childish II by SaveMilli on Apple Music:

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