Seyi Shay’s Biography: Age, Husband, Songs, Net Worth, Social Media Handles, Nigerian Idol, Tiwa Savage Beef, Wiki Facts

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Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua was born on December 21, 1985, and popularly known by the stage name “Seyi Shay” .

She is a Nigerian-based England-born singer, professional songwriter, and actress.

She wrote and produced three (3) songs for the soundtrack to popular Konami’s video game, Crime Life: Gang Wars (2005).


Full Name: Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua
Stage Name: Seyi Shay
Born: 21 December 1985 
Place of Birth: Tottenham, London, United Kingdom
State Of Origin: Osun State
Nationality: Nigerian
Boyfriend • Husband: Wizkid (ex.)
Occupation: Singer • Songwriter
Net Worth: $1-$5 Million

Early Life

Seyi Shay was born to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Oluwaseyi Odedere on 21st December 1985. She was born and raised in Tottenham, London to Nigerian parents.

Her mother hails from the Northern part of Nigeria and her father is a full native of Ife, Osun State, South West, Nigeria.

She grew up in a religious setting and felt like a single child during her adolescence.


At age 2, Seyi Shay visited Nigeria together with her mother, where she got schooled at the Command High School in Maryland, Lagos before returning to London for her undergraduate studies.

She holds a degree in music (from a local UK College) and business management (University of East London). However, at that time, her net worth wasn’t a topic of interest as it is at the moment.

She was a member of her college school choir and voyaged the world with the London Community Gospel Choir.


Seyi Shay started her music career quite early at age 6. She received her motivation and support from her late mother, also from her siblings who were also involved in music, each belonging to diverse musical groups.

At age 6, she had her first performance in her school with the back-up of the school choral group. Later, at age 14, she performed for the London Community Gospel Choir (LCGC) in their worldwide voyage which embodied 13 cities in Japan.



In 2006, Seyi Shay signed her record deal with a record label, No Apology, and formed a UK-based girl band called Boadicea.

The band manager was Ron Tom, founder, and manager of All Saints and Sugar Babes. However, the group went their separate ways two years later.

She wrote and produce the soundtrack for the popular Konami Game, Crime Life. She wrote, You Will See for Mel C and White Lies for Rapper, ChipMunk. Amazingly, at this point, her net worth began to appreciate.

Seyi Shay emerged as the lead vocalist of the British Pop/RnB Girl Band after performing From Above with the band.

Putatively, Seyi Shay has worked with numerous moguls in the music industry both locally and internationally.

In 2011, Sound Sultan motivated Seyi’s return to Nigeria during one of his visits to London. A few months later, she heeded his advice and came to Nigeria to promote her career in the music industry.



On her arrival in Nigeria, she was introduced to popular Cecil Hammond, who signed her under the Flytime Music Label.

The following year, 2012, she released a single, Irawo which became a hit and amassed massive airplay in Nigeria. By this time, her net worth was the topic of discussion.

As a superstar vocalist, Seyi Shay has collaborated with several artists. She was featured by Wizkid; In Love, Mr. Walz in Paradise, Praiz in For You, Yarinya in Amir, and many more to mention.


  • Irawo (2012)
  • Murda (2014)
  • Seyi or Shay (2015)
  • Electric Package (2018)


  • Lara and the Beat (2018)

Social Media Handles

Seyi Shay is a famous Nigerian artiste who has won the hearts of many if not all Citizens with her outstanding entertainment.

She has numerous followers/fans when it comes to her social media handles. There are as follows;

Instagram of over 1.1m followers @Iamseyishay

Twitter of over 31.1k+ followers @Iamseyishay

Facebook of over 250k+ followers @Iamseyishay

Personal Life

In 2015, Seyi Shay established a charity, Shay A Ray of Hope, due to her love for the girl-child. The charity focuses on helping the girl child. She participated in the UN campaign to empower women and collaborated with some other world entertainers in the remaking of the Spice Girls’ Wannabe video.

As an ambassador for Genevieve Pink Ball Foundation, she sang the song, Because We Care, whose main aim is to give hope to, and encourage breast cancer patients all over the world.

She is also a true-blue supporter of Slum 2 School projects. Seyi Shay has been in the headline for catching her husband cheating in the past which led to their divorce, she was married. She has no boyfriend published on social media so far. Rumor has it that she once dated Wizkid.

Seyi Shay was one of the judges of the 2021 Nigerian Idol season 6 alongside Obi Asika and DJ Sose.

She has of late been in a feud with fellow female Nigerian singer and songwriter, Tiwa Savage which led them to exchange unpleasant words in a saloon.

Net Worth

Ever since Seyi Shay broke into stardom with her talent, she has been in the spotlight for outstanding performances on stage and collaborating with several big artists like Michelle WilliamsJustin Timberlake, Rob KnoxxBrian Michael Cox, and many others. Her round-up net worth is estimated to be $1 million – $5 million.

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