Nigerian musician Omah Lay has recently given a standout performance on NPR’s Tiny Desk in recognition of Black History Month. The performance showcased his unique blend of Afro-fusion music, which has garnered critical acclaim and a growing global following.
Accompanied by a full live band, Omah Lay delivered a high-energy performance of his latest single “soso” and the crowd favorite “understand.” The performance was a part of NPR’s programming slate for Black History Month, which featured a diverse range of R&B, soul, jazz, gospel, rock, and hip-hop artists.
Omah Lay’s debut album, Boy Alone, has been quietly emerging as a global phenomenon, tallying over 943.3 million total streams. The album features critically praised tracks such as “Boy Alone,” “Attention” featuring Justin Bieber, “Woman,” and “Understand,” which have garnered attention from publications such as The New York Times, HYPEBEAST, The FADER, Billboard, and NME.
The Nigerian musician’s success is a testament to the growing interest in African culture and music worldwide, as well as the global appeal of Nigerian pop and Afro-fusion music. Omah Lay’s music continues to earn him new levels of recognition and awareness on a worldwide scale, with his recent nomination for “Outstanding International Song” at the 2022 NAACP Image Awards.
Omah Lay’s music video for “soso” has already received over 18 million views on YouTube and continues to grow. The video features Omah Lay performing the song with his band in a variety of settings, showcasing his unique style and energy.
Overall, Omah Lay’s recent performance on NPR’s Tiny Desk and his growing success in the music industry is a testament to his remarkable abilities and tireless efforts. His music and cultural influence continue to make an impact, and his performances offer a unique blend of African and Western musical styles that have won over audiences worldwide.
As his career continues to grow and his influence expands, it’s clear that Omah Lay will be a leading figure in the global music scene for years to come.