Capping off a monumental 2023 with #1 hit single “soso,” Nigerian Afro-fusion star Omah Lay unleashes a captivating and cinematic music video for his new track “Holy Ghost,” which is already #1 across African streaming platforms.
The music video feels epic. Omah quite literally ascends to another level in this big
screen-worthy visual. In heaven-sent fashion, a ritualistic procession of brides follows him up a mountain as a white horse gallops across a field until he’s encircling a bonfire in a moment of elation. These vignettes infuse the track with evocative energy, spirit, and significance. They speak to the song’s sweeping scope and glorious exaltation, sensing a deep connection to something much larger than himself. It stands out as his most inspiring and inimitable.
Since arriving last month, “Holy Ghost” has quickly gained steam as a fan favorite,
gathering 71.8 million global streams and counting. Within 24 hours of release, it
toppled the Apple Music Nigeria Chart at #1. It’s his fastest-tracking US single to date and paves the way for more new as he gears up for what promises to be an
Last summer, Omah unveiled the deluxe edition of his album ‘Boy Alone’ which has
over one billion global streams. Right out of the gate, it incited widespread critical applause, garnering a 2023 Headies Award for Best Male Artist and Album, with Complex UK noting, “Omah Lay is keen to show another side to himself with the recently released deluxe version.” Beyond its 384 million global streams, the music video for the “Soso Remix” with Ozuna has notably generated over 9.2 million YouTube views. The Los Angeles Times spoke to Omah for an all-encompassing Afrobeats feature, and he delivered a stellar performance on NPR Tiny Desk. Overall, the album garnered attention from The New York Times, HYPEBEAST, The FADER, Billboard, NME, and more.
As a sought-after collaborator, Omah Lay has also lent his instantly recognizable
voice to a string of notable Afrobeats hits last year, including Libianca’s “People,”
Victony’s “Soweto,” Bella Shmurda’s “Philo,” and recently he teamed up with Big
Boss Vette on “I Can’t Stop,” which was featured on the Spider-Man: Across the
Spider-Verse soundtrack. With ‘Boy Alone Deluxe’, Omah Lay expands upon his hit tracks, delving deeper and sharing fresh ideas that hint at the great things ahead for the Nigerian star.