#17: Omah Lay — Embrace Your Demons
After losing his father at 13, Omah Lay kept his family alive by illegally refining crude oil in the creeks. He's escaped from the military and cultists, but not his demons.
Omah Lay is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer who consolidated his mainstream acceptance after his self-produced single, "Bad Influence," soundtracked the pandemic. After two collaborations with Justin Bieber and a debilitating struggle with his demons from Port Harcourt, he's poured his suffering into his latest album, Boy Alone.