Seyi Shay Biography
Seyi Shay Net worth – Seyi Shay is a musician, songwriter, and actress from Nigeria. She joined the now-defunct pop girl group From Above as the lead singer in 2008.
The group was run by Mathew Knowles’ Music World Entertainment company and signed a recording contract with Sony’s Columbia Records.
In November 2015, Shay released her debut studio album, Seyi or Shay.
The promotional singles “Irawo,” “Ragga Ragga,” “Right Now,” and “Murda,” which featured Patoranking and Shaydee, were released in support of the album.
She signed a publishing contract with Universal Music Publishing Group France in January 2021.
Seyi Shay Early Life and Background
Seyi Shay Biography – Shay grew up in Tottenham, London, England, to Nigerian parents. Her mother is from Northern Nigeria, and her father from Southern Nigeria.
She is the eldest of three siblings, with two older brothers and one older sister. Her single mother adopted her and her brothers. Shay was raised in a Christian family.
Since she is the only child between her mother and father, she always felt like a lone child during her adolescence.
Seyi Shay Education
She began visiting Nigeria when she was two years old and went on to attend the Command High School in Maryland, Lagos. She returned to London to finish her college studies, attending and graduating from the University of East London with a BA Hons in Music Business Administration.
Seyi Shay Music Career
Members of her family inspired her musical passion. Her late mother was a chorister, her sister sang songs for the BBC, and her brother was a well-known club and radio DJ in London. Shay entered her high school chorus at the age of six and began singing. On the London Community Gospel Choir’s world tour, she sang for them.
Her music career took off when she signed her first record contract with No Apologies, a record label owned by Sir George Martin. Shay founded the girl band Boadicea in the United Kingdom in 2006, and they were managed by Ron Tom, the producer and manager of All Saints and Sugababes.
After two years, the band broke up, and Shay agreed to audition for the From Above UK singing competition. After the audition, she was chosen as the lead vocalist for the now-defunct girl group From Above. After playing for Mathew Knowles, the group signed a record contract with his management firm.
They were flown to Houston for intense voice and dance lessons. Beyoncé was sponsored by the party when she was on her I Am… World Tour in the United Kingdom.
They awarded Bruno Mars with the Best New Act award at the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards, and they had their own MTV reality show named Breaking From Above, which aired in over 166 countries worldwide. The party later disbanded.
She decided to join Fly Time Music after receiving an invitation from them. Shay has collaborated with artists such as Justin Timberlake, Brian Michael Cox, Darey, Bilal, Michelle Williams, Chip, Rob Knoxx, H-Money, and Cameron Wallace.
Sound Sultan was presented to Shay during his 2011 visit to London. Sultan persuaded her to move to Nigeria to follow her musical career after hearing some of her demos.
Shay was presented to Cecil Hammond with Fly Time Promotions in addition to Sultan. Hammond wanted to start her solo career in Nigeria after signing her to his record label, Fly Time Music. Shay quit Fly Time Music in 2013. She claimed that she had joined the label in order to market her own brand.
Seyi Shay Net worth – Album and Songs
Seyi Shay Biography – In November 2015, Shay released her debut studio album, Seyi or Shay. The album’s production began in 2013. Shay collaborated with many Nigerian producers, including Jay Sleek, Tee Y Mix, Del B, and Cobhams Asuquo. On August 11, 2011, she released two promotional songs, “Loving Your Way” and “No Le Le,” which helped launch her singing career in Nigeria.
Shay released “Irawo” as the album’s lead single on July 27, 2012. Shay released the album’s second single, “Killin’ Me Softly,” in August 2013, featuring Nigerian singer Timaya.
Shay released the music video for “Ragga Ragga” on January 8, 2014; it was filmed and directed in Lagos by Peters. From March 15 to March 19, 2014, “Ragga Ragga” peaked at number 7 on MTV Base’s Official Naija Top 10 list.
On April 22, 2016, she released the music video for Pack and Go, from her debut album Seyi or Shay, which featured Olamide.
The music video for “Murda” was released on Vevo on May 11, 2014. Meji Alabi directed it for JM Films. Murda found its way to the UK chart, peaking at number 8 on BBC 1 xtra; it was also the first time Shay’s music was played on UK radio.
Yolo Yolo, her critically acclaimed debut single produced by DJ Coublon, was released on January 10, 2017.
Shay revealed on Instagram in March 2019 that she had been granted a concert residency in the United Kingdom.
On February 2, 2021, MultiChoice Nigeria will reveal Seyi Shay as one of the three judges for Nigerian Idol season 6 via the DStv official website. During the audition in March 2021, she was chastised on Twitter by Nigerians for her comments on Mayowa “Torrus” Odueyungbo, a 17-year-old musician, about his stage performances.
Sey Shay Nigerian Idol
Seyi Shay Net worth – On February 2, 2021, MultiChoice Nigeria will reveal Seyi Shay as one of the three judges for Nigerian Idol season 6 via the DStv official website. During the audition in March 2021, she was chastised on Twitter by Nigerians for her comments on Mayowa “Torrus” Odueyungbo, a 17-year-old musician, about his stage performances.
Seyi Shay Performances
- Shay gave a performance at the 2013 COSON Song Awards.
- She appeared at one of Big Brother Africa 8’s live eviction shows in July 2013.
- She appeared in Asaba for the 2013 edition of Star Music Trek on July 20, 2013.
- Shay performed at the Sisters of Soul concert, which was hosted by Mary J. Blige, on September 27, 2013.
- She performed “Poor” with Wale at the Johnnie Walker Step Up to VIP Lifestyle Launch event on November 20, 2013. (held at the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos).
- Shay performed as a support act on the 2013 Hennessy Artistry Club.
- She appeared at the Harp Rhythm Unplugged concert in December 2013.
- Shay played at Darey’s Love Like A Movie concert on February 15, 2014, alongside Kelly Rowland, D’banj, Tiwa Savage, Mo’ Eazy, Zaina, Timi Dakolo, Waje, Muna, JJC, and Eva Alordiah.
Seyi Shay Awards
Best New Musician of the Year (Female) – City People Entertainment Awards 2013.
Best R&B Single – The Headies 2019
Seyi Shay Husband
Seyi Shay Net worth – Seyi Shay is single and has not yet married. She does not have a husband yet.
Seyi Shay Net worth
Seyi Shay has recorded an immense success in her musical career and has a net worth of $3 million.