Superstar Seyi Shay has had quite the thrilling career, experimenting with different styles and doing justice to all of it. She’s been off to a great start this year with two new brilliant videos recently released, and now a two-night residency at Boisdale of Canary Wharf, London, lined up.
Boisdale of Canary Wharf is one of London’s great traditional British restaurants dedicated to the finer things in life such as delicious food, fine wine, and whiskey, set to the soundtrack of the best live blues, soul and jazz music from around the world. Great artistes like Melanie C, Brian McFadden, Rebecca Ferguson, and Horace Andy are some of the performers to have once held residencies at the 200-capacity venue.
The Seyi Shay Experience At The Boisdale
On the nights of the 29th and 30th of May, Seyi Shay will be playing intimate shows at the illustrious venue, delivering live performances of dancehall-infused afrobeat hits. Ticket offerings allow attendees to either enjoy dinner and the show, or simply get lost in the artiste’s enchanting performances and can be purchased HERE
ABOUT SEYI SHAY
In 2011, after a meeting with veteran Nigerian artiste Sound Sultan in
London, Seyi Shay decided to return to Nigeria and continue her musical
journey. Upon her return, Seyi Shay released two singles and enjoyed a
boost in her career after she released ‘Irawo’ in 2013. The single
was a motivational track that put her versatility on display,
intertwining elements of her western and Nigerian roots.
In the following year, she released three singles; ‘Killin Me Softly’ ft
Timaya, ‘Chairman’ and ‘Ragga Ragga’ whose video peaked at No. 7
on MTV Base’s Official Naija Top 10 Chart. In April 2014, her
dancehall-influenced single ‘Murda’, which featured vocal
contributions from Patoranking and Shaydee, was released and further
cemented Seyi’s position as a star on the rise.
In 2015, Seyi Shay released her 15-track debut album, ‘Seyi or
Shay’. Most popular on the album was ‘Right Now’ and ‘Crazy’
featuring Nigerian international pop star, Wizkid. Following that, the
artiste pushed herself beyond familiar terrains by experimenting with a
Latino. In 2016, she released the hit single ‘Yolo Yolo’ and dropped
‘BIA’ in 2017. Continuing her streak of versatility, Seyi Shay
released a 6-track EP titled ‘Electric Package’ IN 2018. In the
words of Nigerian music journalist, Victor Okpala, “the EP is a
respectable statement of wholeness. One that frees her from the hold of
stereotypes. It is a delicious musical buffet”.
Over the past five years, Seyi Shay has deliberately climbed the musical
ladder of success, becoming a household name and establishing herself as
one of the country’s most commendable female voices globally. Her
musical dexterity is unmistakable and her ability to consistently dish
out hit records is proof of it.