"I Don’t Regret Going To Uganda"- Omah Lay Talks To Ebuka About Stardom, His Album and Uganda
Port-Harcourt born breakout star of 2020, Omah Lay had a chat with show presenter and media presenter, Ebuka Obu-Uchendu where they discussed the star’s rise to the limelight, his coming album, and also his brush with the law enforcement in Uganda, on the Rubbin’ Minds show.
Speaking on attaining stardom the previous year, Omah Lay admitted to being shocked by the reception of his music. The star said,
“I was scared Get Layd wasn’t good enough, it wasn’t showing enough of me. It was 5 songs on the project and it was supposed to be 7 songs.”
He also spoke on the process before the release of his EP and according to him, his Get Layd EP was meant to have been released as early as February but came out May after he got tired of postponing its release due to the pandemic. Omah Lay also pleaded to not being a fan of technical thinking where his work was concerned, and explained his creative process to be one where he relies on his instincts and puts out any work when he’s done with it. He said this in explanation of the fact that he dropped two EPs-- Get Layd and What Have We Done, in a year while giving assurance that he'll be coming out with an album this year.
Despite not giving a definite date on the album, Omah Lay said that it would touch on lessons he’d learned while in Uganda. In his words,
“Uganda was such an experience… And it’s something I’ve learned a lot from. I’m trying not to talk about it so much and I’m channelling the energy into my album which will be coming out soon.”
But when asked if he regretted going to Uganda, Omah Lay said,
“No I don’t regret going to Uganda, the night with my Ugandan fans was perfect, I’ll like to go back to see those people. There was a lot of love and energy, it was an amazing moment.”
He was also asked about his relationship with fellow Port-Harcourt star, Burna Boy who he said he has established a bond with and sees him as a brother. He also spoke on bonding with Tems got arrested in Uganda for performing at the same show he did and said they’re now friends and might work on a collaboration together.
Watch the interview here: