Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua, professionally known by her stage name Seyi Shay, has dropped her much anticipated EP titled “Electric Package“.
Enjoy Seyi Shay “Electric Package” EP
Born and raised in Tottenham, London, England, to Nigerian parents. Her mother was from Northern Nigeria and her father is a native of Ife. She has two elder brothers and an elder sister. Her single mother raised her and her siblings. Shay grew up in a religious setting and felt like a single child during her adolescence.
She started visiting Nigeria when she was two years old, and eventually attended the Command High School in Maryland, Lagos. She went back to London to complete her undergraduate studies. Members of her household influenced her interest in music. Her late mother was a chorister and her sister used to compose songs for TV.
Moreover, her brother was a radio and club disc jockey. Shay joined her secondary school choir and started performing at the age of 6. She performed for the London Community Gospel Choir during their world tour, which included 13 cities in Japan.
She studied music at a local UK college and went on to study business management at the University of East London. In an interview with Lanre Odukoya of Thisday, Shay said that her mother wasn’t a staunch supporter of her musical ambitions. Moreover, her mother wanted her to become a doctor or lawyer.
Prior to departing the Earth, her mother told her to focus on her music career and put God first.
Seyi Shay wrote and produced three songs for the soundtrack to Konami’s video game Crime Life: Gang Wars (2005). She 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 Mathew Knowles of Music World Entertainment company managed her.
In November 2013, Shay signed an endorsement deal with telecommunications service provider Etisalat. In July 2015, she signed a record deal with Island Records. Shay released her debut studio album Seyi or Shay in November 2015. It had hit singles like, “Irawo”, “Ragga Ragga”, and “Chairman”.