Popular Nigerian musician, Stanley Omah Didia, a.k.a Omah Lay, shares his experience with sudden fame and how it affected his mental health.
The musician revealed this during a recent Afrobeats Podcast interview with media personality Adesope Olajide.
Recounting his initial struggles with fame before getting used to it, Omah Lay stated that in order to cope, he had to move at his own pace, taking things one step at a time.
In his word:
“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.
“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.”