He talked about this on the Afrobeats Podcast, where he narrated having a hard time dealing with the pressure of fame, and it made him feel really down.
“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,” he said.
He explained that going from being a regular person to a global superstar was like a big shock.
It was as if they took him from using a simple laptop and working in a small studio to a massive studio with lots of equipment. It was overwhelming.
“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.’ he stated
But as time passed, he learned to handle it better. He realized that he should go at his own pace and not be rushed. This made him stronger, and he started to enjoy his life more.
Omah Lay also mentioned that he’s not afraid to talk about his feelings and struggles in his songs.
He believes that his music is all about his real-life experiences, and he knows that people all over the world are listening to it.
“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.” he explained.