I dropped out of university to focus on making music – Omah Lay

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Nigerian singer-songwriter, Stanley Omah, popular known as Omah Lay, said he quit his university education to focus on making music.

The Rivers-born pop star who stated this in a recent interview with DW, explained that he dropped out after spending just six months on campus.

The “Lo Lo” crooner said lack of finances was also part of the reasons he didn’t complete his degree programme.

He said: “I was in the university for like half a year, and I stopped. I just dropped out. Yeah, it was a hard choice to make because at that time I was just learning music production and I needed financing for school. I needed time for music production.

“Somehow, I just loved music production so much I could let go of school for music production. I felt like maybe sometime I will come back but when I got really deep into music production, I didn’t go back to school, and I didn’t even have the time.

“At some point, it felt like a wrong choice, but then, things started clicking, I started making beats that I love, that people wow. I started writing songs for people and people didn’t believe that that was me, and I just kept doing it until I found myself in Germany right now. I’m here right now, I’m doing this interview right now.”

Omah Lay recently released his debut album, “Boy Alone”. Canadian singer, Justin Bieber and Nigerian alte’ singer, Tay Iwar were the only artists featured on the project.

The 25-year-old revealed in a series of tweets last Tuesday that he was depressed and contemplated suicide while recording the album.

” Boy Alone” has been receiving rave reviews since it dropped, and has grossed millions of streams on major streaming platforms.

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