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Nigerian Afrobeats star serenades us over an infectious guitar melody in his latest work dubbed ‘I’m a Mess’. Omah Lay shares his melodic introspection, brooding over the struggles he faces with alcohol, chronic heartbreak, and depression. Like dark chocolate, the song is dark, bitter, and enjoyable. This tune speaks perfectly to young people suffering from depression, and it’s very bold of Omah Lay to speak out about his pain. The music video portrays a conflicted Omah Lay sending away his friends who seem to have had a series of sleepovers at his place. Left alone, the Port Harcourt native takes a stroll around his estate, pouring his fragile heat out—soul searching.