Seyi Shay’s biography: Real name, net worth, age, mother, husband, songs

Seyi Shey is a Nigerian singer and songwriter who is quite popular in the entertainment industry.

The year 2021 has been a lovely one for Seyi Shay especially as he recently took Instagram to show off her baby bump, which is a sign she could be a mother soon.

Also some months back, Seyi Shay was in the news after she and popular singer Tiwa Savage clashed at a saloon, which also led to physical combat. The video from the clash trended for days, with both celebrities hurling abusive words at each other.

Apart from music, Seyi Shay is a judge on the popular music show, Nigerian Idol, where she is known for her controversial judgements on contestants.

This article is focused on what you should know about Seyi Shay.

Profile Summary

Full Name: Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua
Stage Name: Seyi Shay
Gender: Female
Born: 21 December 1985 (age 35 years old)
Place of Birth: Tottenham, London, United Kingdom
State Of Origin: Osun State
Nationality: Nigerian
Boyfriend • Husband: Unknown
Education University of East London
Occupation: Singer • Songwriter
Net Worth: $1-$5 Million

Seyi Shay’s biography

Her real name is Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua, and she was born on the 21st of December 1985 in the UK. The reports revealed her mother was from the northern part of Nigeria while her father was from Ife in Osun state.

Seyi Shay grew up with three elder siblings; two sisters and one brother. The reports revealed that one of her sisters used to compose songs for BBC while her brother is a popular DJ in London.

After she turned two years old, Seyi Shay moved to Nigeria. She is a Nigerian British citizen and will celebrate her 36th birthday on the 21st of December 2021.


Upon moving to Nigeria at age 2, Seyi Shay had her primary education in Lagos state and attended the Command High School, Mary Land, Lagos state.

At the end of her secondary school education, Seyi Shay returned to London and attended the University of East London where she bagged a BA Hons in Music business management. 


Seyi Shey took an interest in music as a child and was influenced by her family members; her late mother was a part of her church choir.

At the age of six, Seyi Shay was active in her school choir. When she was 14, she performed for the London Community Gospel Choir (LCGC) during a worldwide voyage, which comprised 13 cities in Japan.

In 2006, Seyi landed a record deal with a record label, No Apology, and was also a part of a UK-based girl band called Boadicea.

Seyi Shay would later meet the late Sound Sultan, who advised her to move back to Nigeria, and since her return, Seyi has remained a dominating force in the entertainment industry. She has worked with the likes of Wizkid, Timaya, Vector, Olamide, Yemi Alade and a host of others.

Listed below are some of the popular songs by Seyi Shay;

Loving Your Way No Le Le Irawo Irawo (Remix) ft Vector Chante ft Ajuju Kilin Me Softly ft Timaya Chairman ft Kcee Ragga Ragga Murda ft Patoranking and Shaydee Cray ft Wizkid Jangilova Right Now Air brush Pack and Go ft Olamide Bia Your Matter ft Eugy ft Efosa Weekend Vibes Remix ft Sarkodie Alele, ft DJ Consequence and Flavour N’abania Ko Ma Roll ft Harmonize Surrender ft Kizz Daniel Yolo Yolo Gimme Love ft Runtown

Personal Life

There are no details on whether Seyi Shay is in a relationship or not, as she has managed to keep that aspect of her life away from the media.

Net Worth

Seyi Shay is reportedly worth between $1 to 5 million.