Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua better known by the stage name Seyi Shay is a Nigerian-based singer-songwriter, recording artist, performer and actress. She released Seyi or Shay, her debut studio album in 2015. Seyi Shay is really making the Nigerian people proud to the outside world. Prior to this, Seyi has written and produced soundtracks and songs for Konami games, Melanin C and Chipmunk. Internationally, Seyi is regarded as one of the biggest African Artist.
Seyi Shay Profile Overview
|Real Name:||Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua|
|Birthday:||December 21, 1985|
|Place of Birth:||Tottenham, London|
|Occupation:||Singer, Song writer, Performer, Actress|
|Years Active:||2001 – present|
|Net Worth:||$1.2 Million (N465,036,000)|
Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua was born on December 21, 1985 in Tottenham, London England as the last of four children. She was born to Nigerian parents. Her mother is from Northern Nigeria and her father, the western part of the country, Osun State. Seyi and her siblings were raised by their mother.
Seyi started visiting Nigeria at age 2. Then, for her secondary school education, she attended Command High School, Maryland, Lagos. Thereafter, she returned to London for her undergraduate studies. Firstly, she attended a local UK college where she studied music and then moved on to the University of East London, and earned a degree in Business Management.
Seyi Shay Early Career
Seyi began her music vocation sufficiently early. Her inspiration originated from her late mother and kin who were additionally associated with music in various manners. At age 6, she was at that point acting in her school ensemble. Afterward, at 14, she performed for the London Community Gospel Choir (LCGC) in their overall visit which remembered 13 urban areas for Japan.
Shay marked her first record manage No Apology, a record organization in association with George Martin (Fifth Beatle). In 2006, she shaped a young lady Band, Boadicea. The band was overseen by Ron Tom, originator and supervisor of All Saints and Sugarbabes. In any case, it was disbanded in 2008.
Likewise, Seyi composed and produce sound track for the Konami Game Crime Life, kept in touch with You Will See for Mel C and White Lies for Rapper ChipMunk. While working together and performing, she participated in the British Pop/RnB Girl Band From Above, and developed as the lead vocalist for the gathering.
From Above marked a record manages Sony/Columbia and Mathew Knowles’ Management organization. Before disbanding, the gathering accomplished a few objectives. For example, it made an online arrival of Breaking From Above, a MTV Reality Show that broadcast in more than 166 nations. Obviously, Seyi has worked with various fat cats in the music business both locally and universal.
Seyi Shay Music Career
Sound Sultan motivated Seyi’s return to Nigeria during one of his visits to London in 2011. Thereafter, she heeded his advice and came to Nigeria to promote her career in the industry. On her arrival, she was introduced to Cecil Hammond who signed her under the Flytime Music label. In 2012, she released a single, Irawo. Irawo became a hit and garnered massive airplay in Nigeria.
Later on, she left Flytime Music. Thus, in July 2015, Seyi signed an international record deal with Universal Island Records UK which distributes her music worldwide.
Seyi Shay Net Worth
Seyi Shay’s net worth is estimated at $1.2 million. Seyi is a brand ambassador to Barcardi Freezer along with Sean Tizzle and Yemi Alade. Similarly, she was endorsed as an ambassador to Samsoon Telecomunication, a service provider to Etisalat now 9jamobile.
Additionally, in 2015, she joined Wizkid and Tiwa Savage as brand ambassadors to Pepsi. In 2016, Nigeria Stock Exchange unveiled her and Burna Boy as ambassadors. And in 2017, she became the face of Gionee phone brand.
Seyi Shay Awards And Recognition
Seyi has been nominated for several awards such as The Headies, Channel O, MTV Africa and many more. Below are few of the awards in her possession;
- New Musician of the Year, City People Entertainment Awards, 2013
- Choice Female Artist of the Year, Nigerian Teen Choice Awards, 2015
- Best Collaboration of the Year, Nigerian Entertainment Awards, 2015
- R&B Artist of the Year, Nigerian Entertainment Awards, 2016
- Exemplary Female Artist, Nigerian Ten Choice Award, 2016
- Afropop Artist of the Year, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2017
Seyi Shay Albums And Songs
Seyi has released many hit singles. She released her debut studio album in 2015, and one EP titled Electric Package in 2018.
- Seyi Or Shay
- Loving Your Way, 2011
- No Le Le, 2011
- Irawo, 2012
- Irawo (Remix) ft Vector, 2012
- Chante ft Ajuju, 2013
- Kilin Me Softly ft Timaya, 2013
- Chairman ft Kcee, 2013
- Ragga Ragga, 2014
- Murda ft Patoranking and Shaydee, 2014
- Cray ft Wizkid, 2015
- Jangilova, 2015
- Right Now, 2015
- Air brush, 2016
- Pack and Go ft Olamide, 2016
- Bia, 2017
- Your Matter ft Eugy ft Efosa, 2017
- Weekend Vibes Remix ft Sarkodie, 2017
- Alele, ft DJ Consequence and Flavour N’abania 2018
- Ko Ma Roll ft Harmonize, 2018
- Surrender ft Kizz Daniel, 2018
- Yolo Yolo, 2017
- Gimme Love ft Runtown, 2019