Opeyemi Babatunde Rahim, known professionally as Lyta is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.
Lyta was born 4th of July, 1998 in Ajegunle, Lagos state, Nigeria. He hails from Kwara State. He became active in 2011 until present but rose into fame after he got signed into one of the biggest record labels in Nigeria -YBNL Nation by the Olamide alongside another Nigerian rapper who is known as “Lameirck” in 2018.
Early life and career
In 2019, Lyta left YBNL Nation due to contractual and personal issues. 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.
A few weeks after the release of “Monalisa”, Davido reached out to Lyta about recording an official remix with him. Following their agreement, Davido and Lyta flew to Dakar for the remix and video shoot. The remix of “Monalisa” was released on 30 August 2019. Elias Light of Rolling Stone magazine described the song as a “handsome contradiction, with fierce expressions of yearning”. The accompanying music video for the remix was directed by Director K. Lyta gained exposure following his collaboration with Davido on the remix.
Lyta released the Afrobeat track “Worry” on 6 December 2019; it was produced by Killer Tunes. The visuals for “Worry” was shot and directed by Simplicity Visual Studios in London.
Lyta YBNL Nation exit
Reports about Lyta’s exit from YBNL surfaced after Olamide unfollowed him on Instagram. In May 2019, Lyta confirmed his exit from YNBL Nation on Naijaloaded TV. He said although he was paid between 50,000 and 80,000 for shows, he never had a written contract with the label. Olamide issued a statement to Guardian Life, saying YBNL has a promotion calendar that Lyta refused to follow.
Lyta’s Hit Tracks
- 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)
- SelfMade (2018)
- Save Me (2018)
- Pure Water (2019)
- Lowo ft Wale Turner (2019)
- Monalisa (2019)
- WORRY BY LYTA.
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 Headies 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.
Lyta social media handles
He is also a very active musician on social media. His social media contact details are listed below.
- Instagram – @official_lyta
- Twitter – @official_lyta
Lyta Net Worth 2020
Lyta is also among the fastest growing artistes in the Nigeria Music Industry, as of 2020 Lyta has estimated net worth of $55,000 dollar.