Interview with Seyi Shay on Afternoon Ride by DJ Rockyfella
It was indeed a scintillating interview with the stunning talented music jewel, Seyi Shay on the program, Afternoon Ride on AKBC radio by the Super, Intercontinental, Extra-terrestrial Rap Consultant, Esset “Rockyfella” Nsudoh who makes bad things good, good things better, better things best and the best of things excellent.
Seyi Shay is one of Nigeria’s finest in the Nigerian music industry, a fan of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club in England maybe because, she happens to be born in Great Britain close to Tottenham where she was raised.
Having been born and raised in Tottenham by her Nigerian parents ( Father from Ife, Osun State and Mother, from Northern Nigeria), Seyi first visit to her fatherland was at the age of two. She attended Command High School, Lagos for her Secondary School education.
Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua as she was named from birth was born on 21st December, 1985 and she got her ginger for music from her family members. Her mum was a chorister, her brother a radio and club DJ and her sister, a composer of songs for TV. All these propelled her to start singing and performing at the age of six and thereafter became a member of her Secondary School choir.
Considering her latest songs in 2018 featuring Kiss Daniel (titled Surrender) and Run Town (Titled Gimme Love), Seyi Shay has proven that she is really not going to keep any stone unturned in the coming years as 2019 is pregnant for so much greatness for Seyi Shay in the Nigerian Entertainment Industry.
This UK-born, Nigerian Nightingale signed her first ever record with record company affiliated with George Martin called No Apology (commonly referred to as the “Fifth Beatle”). She formed an All-girls music band in 2006 called Boadicea in the UK managed by Ron Tom who also managed the Sugababes. Seyi later took part in the “From Above UK” singing audition when the Boadicea band separated after just two years of operation.
Due to her excellent performance in the audition, she emerged the lead vocalist for the defunct group which was later signed by Matthew Knowles and sent to Houston, USA for series of vocal and dance training. This group was made up of five girls including Seyi and they supported Beyonce in her “I am” world tour in the UK.
With her wealth of experience, Seyi Shay has worked with a number of music Greats like Justin Timberlake, Darey, Cameron Wallace, Michelle Williams, Brian Michael Cox, H-money, Bilal and Rob Knoxx. She relocated to Nigeria in 2011 after being introduced to Sound Sultan when he visited London in 2011. He convinced her to relocate to Nigeria after listening to some of her demos.
Ever since she relocated to Nigeria to ply her trade, she has been staged alongside Wale ( in November, 2013 at the “Johnnie Walker step up to VIP lifestyle” launch event in Victoria Island, Lagos) and Kelly Rowland (on 15 February, 2014 at Darey’s “Love Like a Movie” Concert). This has been as a result of her in-depth commitment and hard work as well as her humble submission to mentorship by Matthew Knowles, Beyonce, 2face idibia, Sound Sultan, Omawumi, Tina Turna etc.