Deborah Oluwa -seyi Joshua better known by her stage name Seyi Shay (pronounced Shayi Shay), is a UK/American based Recording Artist, Songwriter, and Producer. Born and raised in London, UK to Nigerian Parents, She began performing at the age of six.
A former member of the London Community Gospel Choir (LCGC) headed by Basil Meade, whose international tours and acclaim, afforded her a platform to perform in different cities around the world at the tender age of fourteen.
In 2005, She Signed her first record deal with Sir George Martin the producer of the Legendary band; Beatles, in London . Around which time, she also wrote and produced three major songs for the Konami Game Sound track; “Crime Life”, as well as the song “You will see” which was performed by former Spice Girl; Mel C, and was also included in her highly successful Album, “Beautiful Intentions”. Seyi Shay was only eighteen years old at the time.
In 2006, she formed a girl band in the UK called Boadicea, they were managed by Ron Tom who was also the founder and manager of the top selling UK female group; Sugababes, and All Saints.
The band split up after two years. After which, Seyi Shay decided to attend a National audition in the UK where she would later emerge as the lead singer of the British Pop/RnB girl group; ”From Above”, currently signed to Sony/Columbia Record company and Music World Entertainment owned by Beyoncé’s father; Matthew Knowles, whom in the past has managed such industry successes like; Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland. Seyi Shay has toured with the likes of P. Diddy and Beyoncé in the Uk, and has written and worked with a number of industry heavy weights like Justin Timberlake, Brian Michael Cox, Darey, Bilal, Michelle Williams, Chipmunk, Rob Knoxx, Hmoney, and Cameron Wallace.
It was during a project with Sound Sultan in the UK, sultan introduced her to Cecil Hammond Of Flytime ent, and the two of them decided to launch her long awaited solo career through the Nigerian music industry platform. Seyi Shay is currently finishing the debut Album for ’From Above’ along with her group in the UK and USA while also working on an MTV Reality Show starring; From Above. She’s also working on her debut Solo Album in Nigeria under the Flytime Ent umbrella.
Having already recorded a number of songs with top Nigerian producers like Jay Sleek, Tee-y Mix, Del B and Cobhams Asoquo, plans are in place for the release of her first solo single via online and offline media platforms in Nigeria shortly. Seyi Shay has also performed in some of the finest A-list events in Nigeria, sharing the stage with some of the industry’s biggest superstars like Darey, Tuface Idibia, and Whizz kid.