Opeyemi Babatunde Rahim, who is better known by his stage name Lyta is a fast-rising Nigerian singer and songwriter. The youngster initially came into the spotlight back in 2018 when he became part of Olamide’s YBNL Nation, but his stay with them was just for a little over a year. Lyta is with the Marlian record label under Naira Marley’s tutelage, and he seems to be doing pretty well as he has released several hit songs that account for his net worth that currently stands at $ 100,000.
Lyta’s Net Worth Comes Majorly From His Music Career
It’s remarkable that within just a couple of years on the Nigerian music scene, singer and songwriter Lyta has made a name for himself while raking in good money from his music career. The youngster now believes that his identity stands for good music and is usually seen on his social media platforms, assuring his fans of delivering nothing other than great tracks. Although getting to the top has not been an easy journey for the star artist, with age and good fortune on his side, Lyta has fulfilled his dreams of making it big as a singer.
His start as a singer can actually be traced back to his days as a teenage boy of about 13 years. At the time, he had picked interest in music and would often scribble down lines any chance he gets. His decision to pursue a music career was further triggered by one of his classmates back in high school who was an earnest songwriter and inspired Lyta to be one too. He first tilted towards a religious angle by joining a Muslim band named Ile-Kwe in his neighborhood and making music with them.
Although there was no mention of Lyta making money during his early career days, the singer’s effort at the time was not a waste because it harnessed his skill. He honed his musical skills with the local band, and not too long after that; he began to perform at musical concerts. During one of such concerts, his paths crossed with Olamide who was thrilled by his rap skills after the pair engaged in a freestyle rap challenge. As expected, Olamide picked interest in Lyta and that was when he began to get good money for his music.
He Landed A Contract With YBNL That Was Shortlived
By February 3rd, 2018, word was out that Lyta was now the new signee to Olamide’s label, YBNL. About a week later, the budding star stole the limelight with the release of the song ‘Time’ on February 15th, 2018, in which he featured Olamide. The rising star would go on to release other singles like: ‘Self-Made’ and ‘Do You’, which had an excellent reception among his fans.
On May 24th, 2019, the sudden news of Lyta’s exit from YBNL started making rounds on the internet and its possibility became glaring when Olamide unfollowed Lyta on Instagram. There were also talks that Lyta never signed an official contract with YBNL and that he was paid between N50,000 to N80,000 for his performances with the label. However, according to the YBNL boss, Lyta did not agree with the label’s operation scheme to concentrate on promoting Fireboy’s songs in 2019 since they had worked on Lyta’s music in 2018. More so, Lyta had mentioned that another record label wanted to sign him, but Olamide did not believe that. The pair eventually parted ways in early 2019.
Lyta’s Popular Songs With YBNL Include:
- Do You
Lyta Is Now With Marlian Records
The sensational singer-songwriter is now with Marlian Records, which is owned by popular Nigerian musician Naira Marley. He joined the label in August 2020 and within the same month, Lyta made it known that he will be releasing his first single with the label which he titled ‘Hold me Down (Omo Gidi)’.
The video of the song which TG Omori directed is believed to have been inspired by the Kpop boy band GOT7. Soon after its release, it went viral on social media because many fans of Kpop were accusing Lyta of plagiarizing the contents of GOT7’s music video for the song ‘Just Right’, which was released in 2015.
Before this incident, Lyta had made headlines for the release of the popular 2019 single ‘Monalisa’ when he was with the Doro Musik Gang. The song, which is still considered his most popular work recorded close to a million views barely a month after its release. It also attracted the attention of Nigerian music icon, Davido who collaborated with Lyta to produce the song’s remix with a video shoot in Dakar, Senegal. This video has recorded more than 1.5 million views on YouTube.
List Of Popular Songs By Lyta
For an artist who just came into the music scene, Lyta has released a good number of hit songs. It is not known how much he makes from each of his songs but going by statistics, it is believed that songs like ‘Monalisa’ must have earned him tons of money for going viral.
Here is a look at some of his other trending songs:
- Lyta Hold Me Down
- Are You Ready
- Cherry Eyes
- No More Ghost
- Save Me
- Pure Water
His Awards & Recognitions
Apart from releasing back-to-back hits, our young rap star has also gained recognition for his works. In 2019, Lyta received a series of nominations for his efforts from both The Headies and City People Music Awards which include:
- The Headies Next Rated Nominee
- The Headies Best Street-Hop Artiste Nominee
- City People Music Awards Most Promising Act of the Year Nominee
- City People Music Awards Best New Act of the Year Nominee
Lyta Bought His First Car At 18
In February 2018, Lyta, who was barely 18, became a car owner. The rapper took to social media to make the announcement by sharing a photo of his brand new car. His boss at the time, Olamide, congratulated him online, causing a lot of goodwill messages to flood Lyta’s Instagram timeline.
Apart from the above, the youngster is yet to reveal his other pricey acquisitions, but there are speculations that he must have either bought a house or built one by now. More so, Lyta seems to be having the time of his life as he is usually seen sharing photos of his trips abroad both for work and pleasure. The young man is definitely having a great time traveling around the world.