Omah Lay is the new confirmation for the Heineken Stage on July 8th of the 15th edition of NOS Alive! This is the debut of the Nigerian artist at Passeio Marítimo de Algés.
Omah Lay is one of today’s most innovative and relevant artists, thanks to his voice that is as dark as it is bright, his evocative narrative, and the infectious rhythms found in his songs.
Early on he started making music as part of a teenage rap group under the name Lil King, deciding years later to drop the mic and venture into music production and in 2019, become the neighborhood’s producer of choice. After producing a few songs that had some success in Port Harcourt, he rescues the microphone and edits, in 2020, “Bad Influence” and the radio anthem “You” that propelled the EP Get Layd with great reviews, gaining over 100 million streams on various platforms.
The 25-year-old singer and producer’s Afro-fusion label draws effortlessly from his deep personal history with the West African highlife genre, as well as his enthusiasm for the popular sounds of his generation – from classic rap to the growing Afro-beats empire. Throughout their two inventive EPs, Get Layd and What Have We Doneand his debut album Boy Alone (featuring Justin Bieber and unravel in his voice stories and tales that navigate between introspection and romanticism to the gratifyingly explicit, skillfully placed over lush, soulful instrumentals. In layers formed from his experiences and heartfelt confessions, Omah Lay’s music not only portrays a young man who dares to reveal his boldest vices and innermost feelings but also functions as a fascinating window into the bright and expansive future of Afro-fusion.
The Heineken Stage then welcomes the afro-fusion star on the last day of NOS Alive’23.