Popular Nigerian singer, Stanley Omah Didia, professionally known as Omah Lay, has revealed that he grew up among “criminals”.

The “Understand” crooner disclosed this in a recent interview with H Steph, where he opened up about his childhood struggles and how they shaped his music career.

According to the Port Harcourt-born artist, he grew up in Marine Base, which was a rough neighborhood in the city when he was growing up.

“I grew up among criminals at the Marine Base. And if you know that place well, you’ll know that it was not a place where people used to go out when I was growing up. I grew up around criminals and thugs, and illegal pipeline businesses and stuff like that. It was a lot of trouble for me. I mean, it is part of the thing that has made me what I am today,” he said.

“Port Harcourt is just like me. I am Port Harcourt from the way I talk and act. It’s a rough and beautiful city. Everything is raw in Port Harcourt. You can tell that I am raw. The talents are raw. It’s real life in Port Harcourt. I am just like a 100 percent representation of Port Harcourt,” he added.

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