Nigerian singer, Stanley Omah Didia, best known as Omah Lay, has sparked mixed reactions after revealing his current stand on religion.
Recall that the singer, in a recent interview, acknowledged that he was formerly devout but had reverted to his previous ways after becoming well-known and wealthy.
Omah Lay described his upbringing in a Christian household and how, at one point in his life, he considered becoming an Islamic convert.
He still believes in God, even if he is no longer religious, but he has chosen to prioritise humanity over religion.
He claims that although he still respects and acknowledges the existence of his Creator, he is currently no longer interested in religion.
Omah Lay said that there is no proof that God or his servants wrote the holy book in order to support his position even more.
In his 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.”
Mixed reactions trailing Omah Lay’s current stand on religion
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