Seyi Shay Net Worth & Biography


Seyi Shay Net Worth: ₦646 Million
Born: December 21, 1985
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Education: University of East London
Source of Wealth: Music, Endorsements
1st Hit Project: “Loving Your Way” (2011)


Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua Odedere popularly known by her stage name as Seyi Shay (pronounced Shay-yee Shay) is a famous Nigerian R&B singer, songwriter recording artist, stage performer, model, and a philanthropist.

Born into a family with an extensive background in music, it took Seyi Shay only a few years to master some aspects of music, after which she decided to pursue a professional career in music at the age of six.

Seyi lived in the United Kingdom and was a member of several musical groups over there.


Sheyi Shay Net Worth and Career Highlights

As of today, Sheyi Shay’s net worth is estimated at ₦646 Million Naira ($1.616 million dollars). Here are some of her highlights:

  • New Musician of the Year at the City People Entertainment Awards 2013.
  • Song of the year for “Irawo” at Chase Awards 2013.
  • Next Rated at the Headies 2013.
  • Most Gifted Female at the 2014 Channel O Music Video Awards.
  • Choice Female Artist of the Year at the Nigerian Teen Choice Awards 2015.
  • Best Collaboration of the Year, Nigerian Entertainment Awards, 2015.
  • Best Female & Video of the Year at MTV Africa Music Awards 2015.
  • R&B Artist of the Year at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2016.
  • Exemplary Female Artist at the Nigerian Ten Choice Award 2016
  • Afropop Artist of the Year at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2017.



Early Life

She was born on 21 December, 1985 in Tottenham, London, United Kingdom to Nigerian parents.

Her father is native of Ife while her mother hailed from the Northern Nigeria. She has three siblings and they were raised by their single mother.

Seyi Shay grew up in a religious setting family and felt like a single child during her adolescence.

She schooled at the Command High School in Maryland, Lagos before returning to London for her undergraduate studies.

She holds a degree in music and business management which she obtained from a local UK College and the University of East London respectively. At that time, Sheyi Shay net worth isn’t a topic of interest.

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


Seyi started her music career early enough. Her motivation came from her late mother and siblings who were also involved in music in different ways.

At age 6, she was already performing in her school choir. Later, at 14, she performed for the London Community Gospel Choir (LCGC) in their worldwide tour which included 13 cities in Japan.

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

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

Also, Seyi wrote and produce the soundtrack for the Konami Game “Crime Life”, wrote, “You Will See” for Mel C and “White Lies” for Rapper ChipMunk. At this point, Seyi Shay net worth had started to rise.

While collaborating and performing, she partook in the British Pop/RnB Girl Band “From Above”, and emerged as the lead vocalist for the group.

Apparently, Seyi has worked with numerous bigwigs 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. Thereafter, she heeded his advice and came to Nigeria to promote her career in the industry.

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

In 2012, she released a single, “Irawo” which became a hit and garnered massive airplay in Nigeria, and Seyi Shay net worth gradually a topic everyone is interested in.

Later on, she left Flytime Music. Thus, in July 2015, Seyi signed an international record deal with Universal Island Records UK which distributes her music worldwide.

Seyi has released many hit singles. She released her debut studio album in 2015, and one EP titled “Electric Package” in 2018.

“Seyi or Shay” is the debut studio album of this talented singer. She started working on it in 2011. In 2015, it was released under Island and Stargurl Limited.

“Seyi or Shay” is preceeded by five singles which include: “Murda” (2014), “Crazy” (2014), “Jangilova” (2015), “Right Now” (2015) and “Right Now” – Remix (2015).

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