Stanley Omah Didia, the Nigerian singer better known as Omah Lay, has revealed that he battled with depression while recording his album ‘Boy Alone’.


In a series of tweets on Monday, the ‘Understand’ crooner said he also contemplated suicide before putting out the aforementioned album in June.

The singer and Gloria Eberechi, his ex-girlfriend, made their Instagram accounts public in September.

Shortly after, they broke up over rumours that she cheated on him.


“I wanna spill my heart on this app like this, ‘Boy Alone’ might be the last time y’all will hear me cry on a song, On G, I was dead a*s down, insecure, scared, depressed, and losing my mind like. I was literally gonna kill myself,” he wrote.

“People I used to look up to stopped showing me love, I looked people in the eye and saw doubt, disrespect and hate. I lost myself, maybe I was just overthinking, I don’t know.”

He also disclosed that his girlfriend broke up with him within that period.

“My babe served me breakfast at midnight. I wanted to go crazy,” he added.


Omah Lay said after listening to the album, he regained his confidence and realised that he is one of “Africa’s best artistes.”

“I felt like I lost it until after I finished recording Boy Alone. I listened to myself and realized I’m one of the hardest sh*t African music has ever seen,” he wrote.

‘Boy Alone’ is Omaha Lay’s debut album. The project came about two years after the success of ‘What Have We Done’, and ‘Get Layed’, his two extended plays (EP).

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