Soulful singer, accomplished songwriter, and dynamic performer Seyi Shay says, ‘No Be Today, Been A Big Girl Since Day One’…
Finally Seyi Shay is here with the Highly Anticipated “Big Girl” Album. The project is a follow up to her 2021 debut single PEMPE which features Yemi Alade and was produced by Kel-P. On Pempe, Seyi Shay & Yemi Alade address Social media trolls, the inconsistencies with what men want from women, over-sexualization and misrepresentation of women in the music industry and beyond.
Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua (born Oluwaseyi Odedere; 21 December 1985), professionally known by her stage name Seyi Shay (pronounced Shay-yee Shay), is a Nigerian-based singer and songwriter. She wrote and produced three songs for the soundtrack to Konami’s video game, Crime Life: Gang Wars (2005). She also wrote “You Will See”, a song that was included on Melanie C’s third studio album, Beautiful Intentions (2005). Shay wrote “White Lies”, a song from Chip’s Transition album.
In 2008, she became the lead singer for the now defunct pop girl group From Above. The group signed a recording deal with Sony’s Columbia Records and was managed by Mathew Knowles’ Music World Entertainment company. In November 2013, she signed an endorsement deal with telecommunications service provider Etisalat. In July 2015, Shay signed a record deal with Island Records. She released her debut studio album, Seyi or Shay, in November 2015.
As an International Artist Seyi Shay isn’t afraid to explore new sounds as evidenced by the fusion of International sounds and the core elements of Afrobeat in her music and Seyi Shay’s desire to connect with her fans and the street both home and Abroad.
Today December 10, 2021, She releases a new studio album titled “Big Girl“. This project consist of 12 tracks and Features; BackRoad Gee, Calema, Shay Jones, Simi, Wande Coal & Yemi Alade.
Blending hip-hop, soul and pop into her Afro-inflected iteration of R&B, Seyi Shay embodies growth on the stellar Big Girl. Celebrating her independence on the Kel-P-produced title track, the singer details her experiences chasing her dreams whilst navigating intimate relationships and practising self-love. Through intricate storytelling; the multi-faceted artist showcases her confidence, sensuality and pride alongside fellow crooners Yemi Alade, Wande Coal, Simi while Shay Jones and BACKROAD GEE lend the project engaging rhymes.
BIG GIRL is available on all Digital Stores – STREAM HERE
Listen to the full album below