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Omah Lay set for first-ever performance at Forbes Under 30 Summit



Nigerian music star, Stanley Omah Didia better known as Omah Lay will be performing at the 2024 Forbes Under 30 Africa summit.

This was made known by the organisers in a post via Instagram on Thursday, further announcing that the prestigious event will be held from May 5 to 8 in Gaborone, Botswana.

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Forbes acknowledged Omah Lay as a significant figure in the Afrobeat scene and also praised him for the beauty of his voice and its ability to deliver a range of emotions.

The magazine wrote in part; “The 25-year-old singer and producer’s brand of Afro-fusion effortlessly pulls from his deep personal history with West Africa’s percussion-heavy highlife genre, as well as his enthusiasm for the popular sounds of his generation—from classic rap to the Afro-beats empire flourishing in his home base of Lagos.

“His voice beautifully unravels tales that range from introspective to romantic to gratifyingly explicit, and expertly laid over lush and soulful production.”

In other entertainment news…

Afrobeats and dancehall singer, Burna Boy has taken a swipe at international media organizations over their daily reports about him.

He drew attention to a recent post by The Shade Room claiming that he just shaved his beard, but the self acclaimed African Giant said the were making reference to a makeover he did in 2021.

Burna Boy expressed disappointment over their decision to report things as insignificant who he is sleeping with or who he gave money to, while overlooking his actual musical accomplishments.

The Grammy winner took to social media to say that he wants to apologise to Nigerian blogs for attacking them last year, saying he thought their stupidity was unique.

He wrote; “To all you weirdos who depend on @theshaderoom @theshadeborough And other weirdo blogs for your daily news. I shaved my beard in 2021 NOT now.

“But it’s good to know that for all the history I’ve been making and records I’ve been setting and breaking, You PARASITES ONLY CARE ABOUT WHO I MIGHT HAVE FED, who I’m fucking and stupiid shit like “Burna boy shaved his beard”.

“I gotta apologise to Nigerian blogs now cuz I thought their stupidity was unique, I didn’t know they learned all they know from the West.”