Nigerian singer, Stanley Omah, popularly known as Omah Lay, has spoken out about his battle with depression while recording his debut album, Boy Alone.
In a series of tweets on Monday, the Infinity crooner revealed that he was struggling emotionally and contemplated suicide before releasing the said album in June.
Omah Lay became Instagram official with his ex-girlfriend, Gloria, in September 2021. The couple broke up shortly after, following rumors of her cheating.
Omah revealed in his tweets that his ex served him “breakfast” (a slang for heartbreak), and almost drove him crazy.
“People I used to look up to stopped showing me love, I looked people in the eye and saw doubt, disrespect, and hate. I lost myself, maybe I was just overthinking, I don’t know.
“My babe served me ‘breakfast’ at midnight. I wanted to go crazy.”
After recording and listening to the album, the artiste said he regained his confidence and realized that he is one of Africa’s best artists.
“I felt like I lost it until after I finished recording Boy Alone. I listened to myself and realized I’m one of the hardest sh*ttt African music has ever seen!!,” he wrote.