Omah Lay’s recent religious stance has elicited mixed comments
Stanley Omah Didia, also known as Omah Lay, a Nigerian singer, has stirred varied emotions after announcing his current religious stance.
In a recent interview, the musician admitted that he was once religious but had reverted to his old habits after becoming famous and affluent.
Omah Lay discussed his background in a Christian home and how he explored becoming an Islamic convert at one time in his life.
Even though he no longer believes in God, he has chosen to value people before religion.
He maintains that, while he still respects and accepts the presence of God, he is no longer interested in religion.
Omah Lay stated that there is no indication that God or his servants wrote the holy book in order to bolster his case.
In his own words:
“I think as soon as I made money I just switched, I just believed in God and respected God and became more human than religion, I just don’t enjoy religion anymore. I grew up in a Christian home, I spent a lot of time in church, and at some point, I was going to convert to Islam but now I’m at the point where it’s just me and God, no religion.”
Omah Lay’s present religious stance has elicited a range of opinions.
Mr Lilgaga wrote: “Africans become less religious and more spiritual after making it in life”
Gorgfit Fashion said: “It’s always like that. If you see a rich man who is devoted to God, he has an experiential knowledge of God. Most people who claim to know God are just after what He can give them. After they get it, so pe otilo”
Nene George penned: “He has joined them at the upper chamber, Illuminati”
Korin Effect wrote, “He didn’t say he gave up on God. He switched because, in Nigeria, people who carry religion for the head are poor”
Funmilayo said: “Stop talking like a kid. There’s GOD!!”
Charlzz Franklino reacted: “This guy has discovered true freedom of the mind. Immerse yourself in spirituality, not religion. God is an energy you connect to personally, you don’t need any mãn-made rules”
Watch interview below:
I used to be a Christian until I made money — Omah Lay
This proves that Many Nigerians are religious because of poverty and not because they really love God.
— Dr Penking™🇳🇬🇦🇺 (@drpenking) October 26, 2023
“I had a life and it changed very fast”
– Omah Lay pic.twitter.com/s93Q0vFyUZ
— 🐬 @𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗷𝗼𝗯𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗯𝗼𝘆 (@OneJoblessBoy) October 26, 2023