Omah Lay, the well-known Nigerian singer and songwriter, has recently responded to criticism from fans who have labeled his music as “depressing.”
In a recent interview with The Beat FM in London, United Kingdom, Omah Lay addressed the criticism by explaining that he sees his music as a reflection of real-life experiences and emotions.
He emphasized that he doesn’t care about what anyone decides to tag his music as.
Omah Lay further expressed that as long as listeners enjoy his music, he doesn’t mind what title it is given.
He also made it clear that he would never dispute with his fans’ viewpoints about his style of music.
In his words:
“I just make my music how I want to make my music. I try as much as possible to stay away from titles and everything the world is trying to put on you. Because as my guy would always say, ‘When the smokes clear, then you see clearly.
“So when you identify with those things [titles and tags] it just… I just make my music, I don’t care what anybody wants to tag it to enjoy it as long as you enjoy the music. If you feel like it’s Afro-depression, I am okay with that as long as you enjoy the music. Some other people would dance to it.
It’s art. That’s what I make and I just leave the world to enjoy how they want to enjoy it. The fans have their own opinions, I would never argue with that. If that’s how they enjoy it, that’s how they enjoy it.”