Nigerian singer Omah Lay has opened up that sudden fame affected his mental health.
The ‘You’ singer revealed this during a recent interview with Adesope Olajide.
According to him, he initially struggled when the fame came because he was trying to get used to it.
However, he learned to get comfortable with it and move at his own pace.
“It was a jump; 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 more comfortable and learned that I’m running my race and that I should move at my own pace.
“There was pressure. You don’t expect to move from one crappy laptop or spending all your life in the studio to being a global superstar. It’s just like they brought you from just starting music production to this right here (points at equipment in the studio): ‘You go lost.’
“As soon as I learned and realised that, I became much stronger and started to enjoy my life more.”
He also stated he had no issues coming out to the public to talk about his vulnerabilities.
Omah Lay pointed out that since he infuses his vulnerabilities in his song, then he is capable of talking about them.
“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 everybody in the world is listening to it.”