Seyi Shay Biography, Family, Age, Net Worth, Songs And All You Need To Know About Her

Seyi Shay Biography, Family, Age, Net Worth, Songs And All You Need To Know About Her
Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua, popularly known as Seyi Shay is a Nigerian-based singer, songwriter, performer and actress.
She has written and produced a lot of award winning songs including three songs for the soundtrack to Konami's video game Crime Life: Gang Wars. She also 'You Will See', a song that was included on Melanie C's 2005 album, Beautiful Intentions.
We'd be talking about Seyi Shay biography, date of birth, age, family, siblings, boyfriend, net worth, cars, houses and everything else you need to know about her.
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Seyi Shay Profile

Before we continue, here's a quick run down on Seyi Shay's profile and a few things you'd love to know about her:
Full Name: Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua
Stage Name: Seyi Shay
Date of birth: 21st December, 1985
Age: 33 years
Born: Tottenham, London, United Kingdom
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: Nigeria
Occupation(s): Singer, songwriter, performer, actress
Genres: Afropop, reggae. R&B
Years active: 2001 - present
Labels: Stargurl
Associated acts: Timaya, Patoranking, Shaydee, Sound Sultan, Olamide, Del B, Wizkid, Cecil, Vector, KCee, Hammond
Net worth: $2 million est.

Seyi Shay Biography, Family, Early Life And Education

Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua (Seyi Shay) was born on the 21st of December 1985 in Tottenham, London, United Kingdom to Nigerian parents. Her father is a native of Ife while her mother hailed from the Northern Nigeria. She has three siblings, a sister and two brothers and they were raised by their single mother.
Seyi Shay started visiting Nigeria when she was very young and schooled at the Command High School in Maryland, Lagos before returning to London for her undergraduate studies.
Her late mother and sisters were among those influenced her interest in music. Her mother was a chorister while her sister used to compose songs for TV. In addition, her brother was a radio and club disc jockey.
Seyi Shay started performing at the age of 6 after joining her secondary school choir. She was applauded for her performances in Japan the London Community Gospel Choir world tour, which included 13 cities in Japan.
Shay has a degree from a local UK college where studied music. She also studied business management at the University of East London.

Seyi Shay's music career elevated when she got her first record deal with No Apology, a record label affiliated with George Martin. In 2006, she formed Boadicea, a girl band that was managed by the founder and manager of All Saints and Sugababes, Ron Tom.
The girl band separated after two years and Seyi Shay  decided to partake in the From Above UK singing audition in which she emerged as the lead vocalist for the group. The From Above group signed a deal with Mathew Knowles' management company and were taken to Houston to go through energetic vocal and dance trainings.
The From Above group worked with Beyoncé during her I Am... World Tour in the United Kingdom. They also had their own MTV reality show called Breaking From Above which aired in over 166 countries and presented an award at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011. The group later disassembled after a few years of releasing songs.
After the disassembling, Seyi Shay was given the opportunity to secure a recording contract with Sony as well as continue her deal with Mathew Knowle but she decided to Flytime Music. While in the United Kingdom she worked with a good number of musicians including Brian Michael Cox, Rob Knoxx, Justin Timberlake, Cameron Wallace, Darey,  Chip, Bilal, H-Money and Michelle Williams.

Seyi Shaw first met Sound Sultan during his 2011 visit to London. Sound Sultan advised her to relocate and pursue her music career in Nigeria after listening to some of her demos. She was also introduced to Cecil Hammond and he signed her to his record label, Flytime Music and decided to launch her solo career in Nigeria.
Sey Shay left Flytime Music in 2013 and during an interview with Vanguard newspaper, she revealed that her departure was without feuds. According to her, her major purpose of joining the label was to promote her brand and she achieved that. She was very much in control of her brand during the period she was with Flytime Music and still maintained a relationship with the label after her departure.
Seyi Shay cited her mother, Beyoncé, 2face Idibia, Tina Turner, Omawumi, Wizkid and Sound Sultan as her mentors.

Notable Performances

Seyi Shay has performed in a good number of notable events like:
• 2013 COSON song awards
• 2013 Big Brother Africa 8's live eviction shows
• 2013 edition of Star Music Trek at Asaba
• Sisters with Soul concert (2013)
• Harp Rhythm Unplugged concert (2013)

Albums And EPs

Seyi Shay has an album and an EP to her credit:
• Seyi or Shay (2015 Album)
• Electric Package (2018 EP)

Seyi's Songs

Seyi has a good number of songs, some of them include:
• Loving Your Way
• No Le Le
• Irawo
• Irawo Remix (ft Vector)
• Chante (ft Ajuju)
• Killin' Me Softly (ft Timaya)
• Chairman (ft Kcee)
• Ragga Ragga"
• Murda (ft Patoranking and Shaydee)
• Crazy  (ft Wizkid )
• Jangilova
• Right Now
• Pack and Go (ft Olamide )
• Ko Ma Roll (ft Harmonize)
• Gimme Love ft (Runtown)

Awards And Nominations

Seyi Shay has won a good number of awards and nominations. Some of them include:
• Best Female & Video of the Year at the 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) (Nominated)
• Most Gifted Female at the 2014 Channel O Music Video Awards(Nominated)
• Musician of the Year (Female) at the 2014 City People Entertainment Awards (Nominated)
• Female Artist of the Year at the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards (Nominated)
• World's Best Song at the 2014 World Music Awards (Nominated)
• World's Best Video at the 2014 World Music Awards (Nominated)
• World's Best Female Artiste at the 2014 World Music Awards (Nominated)
• World's Best Live Act at the 2014 World Music Awards (Nominated)
• World's Best Entertainer of the 2014 Year at the World Music Awards (Nominated)
• Best Vocal Performance (Female) at The Headies 2013 (Nominated)
• Next Rated at The Headies 2013 (Nominated)
• Best New Musician of the Year (Female) at the City People Entertainment Awards 2013 (won)
• Best New Act of the Year at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2013 (Nominated)
• Artiste of the Year (Female) at the Chase Awards 2013 (Nominated)
• Song of the Year at the Chase Awards 2013 (Nominated)

Seyi Shay Net Worth

Seyi Shay is one of the most successful female Nigerian artists. She has an estimated net worth of $2 million.

Social Media Handles

You can get Seyi Shay on:
Instagram.com @iamseyishay
Twitter.com @iamseyishay

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