Omah Lay Debuts On Apple Music's “Africa Rising” Program

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Omah Lay is the first Afrobeats artist to be highlighted on Apple Music's "Africa Rising" program.  Apple Music announced an expansion of its platform to 33 Sub-Saharan African countries in late April. The streaming service has launched this new artist discovery program to identify, elevate, and unveil rising talents in the continent.

The artist program and companion playlist will feature an African artist chosen by Apple Music editorial team bi-monthly using the streaming service to elevate artists' careers in Africa and around the world.

Nigerian-born, Afro-fusion singer and songwriter, Stanley Omah Didia popularly known as Omah Lay said being the first artist from the Continent to be highlighted by the program is a dream come true.

“I have always used Apple Music, seeing my favorite artists on playlist covers and features but here I am looking pretty on Music’s first Africa Rising artist. I am overwhelmed, dreams really do come true” he said in a statement.

Omah is the first Africa Rising cover star to be featured on the companion playlist, which will also highlight some of the hottest new and emerging artists on the continent across genres.

The Afrobeats artist started making music as a teenager, and in 2019, he released two songs that earned him air time on the radio in Rivers state, Southern Nigeria. Omah’s debut EP Get Layd has been the No.1 album on Apple Music Nigeria since its release in May 2020, with all 5 songs from the EP FEATURING ON THE Nigerian Top 10 singles chart.

This is not the first time Apple Music is investing in talent across Africa. In May, the music streaming platform launched its first radio show in Africa called “Africa Now Radio with Cuppy”, presented by Nigerian Producer and DJ Cuppy.

The show identifies the latest African sounds including genres like Afrobeats, and Kuduro music developed from Angola.

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