My Dad Died When I Was 12 Years “Omah Lay speaks on his Music Journey As An Artist

My Dad Died When I Was 12 Years “Omah Lay speaks on his Music Journey As An Artist

 

My Dad — “Boy Alone” died when I was 12. I had to take care of my family so I left home at 13 and joined the Illegal refinery in Naija Delta, I lost a lot of my friends and I left and started working as a laundering man at 16.

I wanted to learn how to produce music myself and I served my teacher for 1 year and six months, he was a gospel music producer.

I wanted to be a rapper but My Teacher’ — Dr. Roy said, ‘he can only teach me how to produce gospel songs’ so I had to quit being a rapper.

He never taught me how to produce I was just an errand boy at the studio.

When it was time to go home, Dr. Roy will pay for my T-fare back home, I’ll pretend I was going home till the moment he was gone and then, I’ll head back to the studio because he never allowed me to access his computers.

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I stayed up all night learning on YouTube.
By the time he’ll come back the next morning, I would have cleaned up the studio.

Things got complicated and he kicked me out.

— Omah Lay speaking about his musical journey as an artist on Afrobeats Intelligence.

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