Lyta Biography: Age, Family, Education, Career, Music, Nominations, Controversy, Net Worth

He's one of Nigeria's favourite artists who keeps rising.

By  | Apr 29, 2020, 10:59 AM  | DJ Lyta  | Top of The

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Lyta  a Nigerian singer and song writer, and goes with the stage name, LYTA (pronounces L-Y-T-A). He was born and brought up in the Ajegunle part of Lagos State, Nigeria and has been doing music even right from the age thirteen.
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Lyta is a young promising artist. Although he’s shy and new to the camera, there’s this air of confidence behind all the shyness.
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He is as good as what the label boss claims and no doubt he is truly a force to reckon with in the industry going by his countless number of hits.

Lyta Age


Born as Opeyemi Babatunde Rahim, YBNL Lyta was born in Kwara State, the Northern part of Nigeria on the 4th of July, 2001. He is 28 years old.
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Lyta Family


Lyta's parents are Northerners. Lyta's dad and mom also reside in Ajegunle, Lagos with his siblings.

He once revealed to the public in an interview that he is from a poor background and that he got into music to take care of his blind mother and father who isn’t doing much economically.
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Lyta Career


A genius singer and song writer, Lyta was first discovered by Olamide, the YBNL boss in a public event where he got thrilled by his rapping skills. He had called him up on stage that day for some freestyles and he was even thrilled the more.

He came to the entertainment limelight after featuring Olamide in a song, 'Time' which was another awesome piece of work.
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Since he stepped into the music scene he has been dropping hits back to back including Ire cover by Adekunle Gold and the remix of his song Time with Junior boy.
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Badoo, who is bent on rising by raising others got him signed into his record label in 2018.

Lyta has also worked with the industry greats like Davido and he dropped his highly anticipated video to hit single Monalisa featuring Davido in 2019.
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So how did he get the name Lyta, which is his stage name? 

"The name was given to me by Dj Stramborella, he saw me at a show performing and people were clapping and shouting. The day after, he invited me to his house, told me he has a record label in Dublin and asked for my name, I told him my name was Opeyemi and he asked me to change it to Lyta, so that’s how I got the name Lyta."

Like many other artists who love to express themselves in their native tongues, like Sho Madjozi and Sjava, Lyta is no different. He classifies his music under Afro-pop and he sings in Yoruba because that’s the easiest way for him to express himself, but he also has some songs that are not in Yoruba.

His music is inspired by the streets and this is because the things that happen on the streets he can relate to as he's been through the streets too. Although he has not yet released an album, he's managed to make a name for himself with the great hits that he keeps giving his fans. 

Lyta Songs


Lyta has a good number of songs to his credit. His songs, together with their years of production include, but not limited to these.

- If It's Only Me (2005)
- J'avance (2010)
- Tomber Love (2012)
- Honey (2015)
- Are You Ready (2016)
- Time (2018)
- Cherry Eyes (2018)
- No More Ghost (2018)
- Unread (2018)
- Poison (2018)
- Monalisa (2019)

After exiting YBNL, he signed with Doro Musik Gang and released the Killer Tunes-produced track "Monalisa" on 12 July 2019. The visuals for "Monalisa", which was directed by Director K, amassed over 500,000 views within a month after its release.
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Nominations

At such a young age, although he hasn't received an award yet, he's already getting the recognition he deserves. In 2019, at the Heddies Awards Ceremony, he was nominated for Best Street-Hip Hop Artiste. That same year he got nominated for the Most Promising Act of the Year and Best New Act of the Year at the City People Music Awards. 

Lyta Net Controversy


There were a lot of rumours centred around Lyta's exit from the YNBL label and fans wanted to know what exactly happened. The YBNL boss came out to clear the air.

Rapper Olamide issued a statement on why he's not friends with music artiste Lyta and also allowed him to exit his record label. Olamide said Lyta told him he has someone who wants to sign him and requested he wants to leave and he gave him his blessings. Olamide revealed that even though he knows Lyta was lying, he still wished him well regardless and then Lyta goes about saying different negative things about him.

Olamide even unfollowed Lyta on Instagram he wanted to distance himself from him. However, Lyta later on came out with his story and this is what he had to say.
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Lyta Net Worth


Seeing that Lytaa is still new in the entertainment industry, it's pretty early to calculate his net worth. However, he is doing quite well for himself and his fans adore him.

His stature has gotten kicked out of clubs before because they would think that he is a kid. But the young man is focused and wants to keep delivering great music.


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