Omah Lay’s New ‘Holy Ghost’ Video Sparks Positive Emotions

BY Nii Ogbamey Tetteh January 11, 2024 11:17 PM EDT
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“Gorgeous visuals, great sound, amazing job all around,” are some reactions to the latest Holy Ghost video put out by gifted Afrobeats star Omah Lay.

The original sound, released in November 2023, has so far gathered over 20 million streams on Audiomack. YouTube figures for the new video have also reached nearly three hundred thousand in barely 24 hours, with lots of positive reactions from followers of the exciting performer.

The song somewhat eulogies a supernatural being as the singer hooks listeners with his soothing vocals. The video opens with the visuals of a burning horse before introducing Omah who joins a group of beautifully-costumed choreographers on a landscape captured in aerial shots.

Before this new project, Omah Lay had been trending with songs like Soso and Reason (off his Boy Alone album) released in July 2022.

The 26-year-old has been on the scene for some time but started gaining attention in 2020 when he served his followers with the Afrobeat record titled Infinity and another self-produced project called Bad Influence.

In April 2023, he was featured on Victony’s smash hit Soweto which appeared on many Afrobeats charts

With about 2.7 million followers on Facebook and another 4 million on Audiomack, the young performer continues to prove himself as one of the firebrands in the African music industry.

Born Stanley Omah Didia, he was raised in the Nigerian city of Port Harcourt.  He started his career in a rap group under the stage name Lil King before moving on to songwriting and music production.

In February 2020, he unveiled his official single titled You and went ahead to work on the five-track debut EP, Get Layd.

His other records include Understand, Free Mind, Hello Brother and a remix of Forever by Ghanaian songstress Gyakie.

Public records indicate he was the first artist highlighted for Apple’s Africa Rising Campaign to spotlight African talent.

In December 2020, he was included in BBC Radio 1Xtra’s annual “Hot for 2021” list and was the first African artist featured on Audiomack’s #Up Now program for emerging artists.

“You can dance or rage to Omah’s music, You can also be down in your feelings with his music as support. Whether sad, happy or angry, Omah Lay’s songs cater to different and relatable emotions,” another fan wrote about the new video.