Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua, professionally known by her stage name Seyi Shay, is a Nigerian-based English singer and songwriter. She wrote and produced three songs for the soundtrack to Konami‘s video game, Crime Life: Gang Wars. She also wrote “You Will See“, a song that was included on Melanie C‘s third studio album Beautiful Intentions. 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 and eventually released her debut studio album titled Seyi or Shay in 2015. It was supported by the promotional singles “Irawo“, “Ragga Ragga“, and “Chairman“.
From 2011 till date, Seyi has kept her fans well entertained with well-loved tracks. From LOVING YOUR WAY, NO LE LE, IRAWO, RAGGA RAGGA, KILLING ME SOFTLY, CHAIRMAN, CRAZY, MURDA, JANGILOVA, RIGHT NOW, PACK AND GO to her latest hit single YOLO YOLO, Seyi has proven that she is a daring diva who Is quite talented and diverse.
Although her musical style is primarily a combination of Afropop and R&B, Shay doesn’t conform to a particular genre of music. She believes that her musical prowess spans different genres. She also said that her music draws from things that inspire her. Shay has cited her mother, Matthew Knowles, 2face Idibia, Beyoncé, Tina Turner, Sound Sultan, Wizkid, and Omawumi as mentors.