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4 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know About Seyi Shay

Posted by funke on May 3, 2015 in Editorial, News · 32 Comments


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Deborah Joshua aka Seyi Shay “Bossette” is a born certified music diva. The lush looking chic with very benign vocals has come a long way to becoming one of the industry’s most sought after acts in this millennial era giving hot pursuit to the likes of Mrs Billz and Waje. Like the later mentioned, Ms Shay’s voice spans an impressive range that covers more than 3 octaves and her music versatility isn’t just evident in the upward fashion of sellable music, she’s an ursula when it comes to (afro) ballad, soul and R&B.

Seyi is about to enter the full rights of her reign as the quintessential songstress that she is and we thought it necessary to get y’all well-acquainted with her programme. Here’s some things we can bet you didn’t know about her.

Beyonce’s Back-Up Singer

Yes… yes, it is fairly common knowledge that Seyi Shay once worked with Beyonce. However, for those who do not know, apparently our “lil Ms Shay” has an impressive resume compared to some of her colleagues. Did you know she was the lead vocalist for her now defunct group “From Above” which was signed to Sony/Columbia Records company and Music World Entertainment owned by Matthew Knowles, Beyonce’s father who was their manager at that time? This was when her group got the opportunity to tour with Beyonce on her UK ‘I Am… World Tour’.

Seyi and her group mates also got to present an award at the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards and had their own MTV reality show called Breaking From Above, which aired in over 166 countries around the world.

Debut Album Drops In October 

The sultry singer has thrilled us to no end since her return to Nigeria. From Loving Your Way, Irawo, Ragga Ragga, to Chairman, Murda, Crazy and the more recent Jangilova, Seyi Shay has served us good music.

I’m sure you’ll be thrilled to learn that her long-awaited debut album will drop this year, October 23rd and asides collaborations with the likes of Wizkid, Patoranking, Shaydee and Timaya, Seyi also hooked up with some international artistes to cook up some tracks to be housed on the album. The body of work will reportedly be produced in Nigeria and Los Angeles. Meanwhile do you guys remember some months ago when she shared pictures from American international star Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ studio? (I’m keeping my fingers tightly crossed for her).

She’s Worked With Loads of International Artistes 

Her abroad stint opened her up to a myriad of opportunities where she got to work with a number of musicians, including Justin Timberlake, Mary J. Blige, Brian Michael Cox, Darey, Bilal, Michelle Williams, Chip, Rob Knoxx, H-Money, Beyonce and Cameron Wallace. She starred either as vocal props or co-lyricist with each of these artistes. Even better, she didn’t forget to come back with all of the experience she gathered in the process because when you watch her, she’s a boundless show of all things she’s witnessed and been a part of. It’s very riveting!

#3 On Our Top 10 Female Artistes

Yes indeed! Remember last year when we compiled our top 10 hottest female artistes? (Read here).
Guess who made our #3 spot?
Seyi Shay of course!
We’ve got a knack for sorting through rubble to pick those with the most potentials in the Nigerian music scene and Seyi Shay is yet to prove us wrong.

Is it the vocal sway, attitude, looks or drive? Seyi’s got it… and she be keeping it 100!





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  1. I knew all of them. Not t so exciting

    • Sorry,who have you sang with,or let me be fair,whatever you specialize in,who have you done it with that’s famous? What have you achieved?

  2. Why cant we Nigerians embrace progress especially from our very own..Am disappointed at whomever it is that made that silly and insensitive comment.Is it easy to be beyonces nanny let alone go on a tour with her and feature with the aforementioned foreign artists.. #SeyiShay am proud that your #Nigerian..You go girl..Love you and keep it up. Muah..

    • u can say that again.get a dat with wikid my Dr saying shay

  3. “Justin Timberlake, Mary J. Blige, Brian Michael Cox, Darey, Bilal, Michelle Williams, Chip, Rob Knoxx, H-Money, Beyonce and Cameron Wallace”.
    DAMN!!! dats BIG! iv always like her tho, she’s an amazing singer even bfr I read all dese…iv known her to b unique. Beautiful 1 Bossette ????

  4. Back up singer no dey get picture with Beyoncé…make she prove am by uploading a picture with any of them…or dem bin nvr invent camera dat time…people and lies sha…smh

  5. You’re Mz. Funke Seyi Shay is one of the Female act in Nigeria who never cease to impress me…I love everything about her…and she really did a very Good Job on Mr. 2kay Bad Girl Special remix…I hope she keeps it real and keep doing what she do best…God bless our hustle!

  6. Story.very soon now.no seyi shay again

  7. She is very inspiring and i admire most of her works.

  8. Na wa o, so people still tink like this, y would u tink she wud lie about backin up for beyonce, wud it make her richer, please before u post ur dumb ass comments on here Mr Anonymous, u can kindly use ur Google.com and search for seyi shay or From above group, atleast wikipedia isn’t a nigerian webpage, gets ur facts right before u comment, mumu.

  9. It’s all lies……Nigerians r so gullible.how come we never saw the reality show?….where are any pictures of her actually doin back up for beyounce.am sorry for y’all who’ll believe anything you read online or in d papers…..its all hype and lies

    • Ur a fool for sayin dat, google seyi shay or seyi joshua, lead singer for female group From Above, atleast wikipedia isn’t a nigerian site and they are tonnes of dia videos on youtube, dumb ass illiterate hating on progress, ur a fool.

  10. Am very proud of her. And am one of her fans.

  11. at least tooxclusive said her name is deborah Joshua not Seyi dere or Seyi whatever. the band of from above included Monique Robert, Ashley Shaw, Daisy Evans, Chelsey Reynolds and Seyi Joshua. so where is deborah Joshua here. all fake lies. and the series doesn’t even have her pics. the group performed on xfactor and she wasn’t there. so what are we arguing about.pls do ur research before u post shit. I have lots of love for seyishay and this site so don’t Fuck it up

  12. i can’t belive it

  13. i need to download wizkid music $ flavour music,timaya,davido,jovi,stanly enow,sen pallu

  14. Sorry, but did you actually post this stuff for someone to read and believe it? Bruh u must be “Nigeria’s most stupid guy”.

  15. I admire her a lot

  16. Stories… Mattew Knowles my ass… International acts my foot. Yes! Shes good, but why so much hype.

  17. Small minded people tend 2 hate & doubt greatness

  18. ah like her bt ah jst dnt lyk her dressing

  19. d voice z good, beautiful bt lackin on d dressing part

  20. Y’all are what I like to call haters. Hate on her or not she’s out there getting signed and getting her papers.or y’all want proof for that too.I hate when someone progresses and y’all hate.

  21. Very beautiful and talented

  22. I think it’s only Tiwa that’s better than this babe for me

  23. Nice, I really did not know so much about the singer.

    kudos to her.

  24. I really did not know so much about the singer.

    Kudos to her.

  25. I think that we should learn to appreciate what we’ve got. Seyi Shay is a great singer, and I am a very big fan.

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