Seyi Shay Joins United Nations Campaign To Empower Women

Seyi ShayNigerian songstress Seyi Shay has joined artistes from around the world to collaborate on a remake of the Spice Girls’ Wannabe video done 20 years ago.

They include Gigi Lamayne and Moneoa from South Africa, Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez from Sri Lanka, M.O from the UK, Taylor Hatala from Canada and Larsen Thompson from the USA.

The video called #WhatIReallyReallyWant will be viewed by world leaders in September 2016 during the Global Goals week telling them what girls and women really want in 2016.
Directed by MJ Delaney, #WhatiReallyReallyWant focuses on women empowerment as a means of achieving the Global Goals which are a mighty plan to end poverty, fix climate change and address inequalities over the next 15 years.

This will only be possible if they address the needs of the most marginalised first, particularly girls and women.

Project Everyone has convened the first Global Goals campaign for girls and women to fight for Goals which are famous, financed and focused on girls and women.

Seyi-Shay-Child-MarriageDuring the next United Nations General Assembly, world leaders will convene to make informed decisions as the film and campaign will call on people to share a picture of #WhatIReallyReallyWant for girls and women.

The visual response from around the world will then be presented at the UN General Assembly in September.

This demonstration of mass public support for the rights of girls and women will be used to engender new political and financial commitments from governments, in support of their commitments to the Sustainable Development Goals.

The campaign on Wednesday previewed the “#WhatIReallyReallyWant” film at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in partnership with Getty Images and SAWA, the global cinema advertising association.

The film is an updated version of the Spice Girls’ Wannabe music video to reflect the voices of girls and women all over the world telling world leaders what Goals they ‘really really want’ to be achieved to help improve their lives.

These include issues like quality education, an end to violence, an end to child marriage and equal pay for equal work.

Seyi Shay

Seyi Shay is an international recording artist, song writer and performer currently signed to Island Records UK, she has made a name for herself as one of the biggest artists to come out of Africa.

Seyi Shay also known as Oluwaseyi Deborah Joshua was born on December 21st 1985 in London, UK to Nigerian parents.

She spent the majority of her life living in London. Seyi Shay discovered her passion for music at an early age and also got some valuable exposure when she was 14 years old as a member of the London Community Gospel Choir (LCGC) headed by Basil Meade, they embarked on a 13-city tour in Japan where they performed in front of hundreds of people.


I Don’t Know Tiwa Savage Personally – Seyi Shay

Seyi ShayNigerian songwriter and record producer, Oluwaseyi Joshua, popularly known by her stage name, Seyi Shay, says she does not really know Tiwa Savage.

Responding to a question about her relationship with the Mavin Records queen on Channels Television, Seyi Shay said “I don’t really know her”.

She acknowledged that she had met Tiwa Savage before, but told Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on Rubbin’ Minds that she does not really know her personally.

“I do not have many friends in the music industry (and) then my colleagues, we say hello, we say goodbye and then we invite each other to different things and functions happening,” she said.

Seyi Shay Drops ‘Right Now’ Remix

Seyi Shay, Banki W and IyanyaSeyi Shay has dropped the remix of  her hit single ‘Right Now’ which features Banky W and Iyanya.

Banky W and Iyanya came through on the track and delivered amazing verses.

‘Right Now’ remix followed up a succession of hits that have placed Seyi Shay at the top of the pecking order.

Seyi Shay, however, announced that she would be releasing her debut album ‘Seyi or Shay’ in November.

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Seyi Shay, Timaya, Bracket Drop Hot New Videos

seyi shayA number of Nigerian artistes including Seyi SHay, Timaya and music duo, Bracket have just released hot new music videos.

New Island records artiste, Seyi Shay has dropped a new video for her song ‘Right Now’. The video was directed by JM Films.


DM Records star, Timaya has also released a double dose of song and video, titled ‘Some More’.

The song which is a fusion of dancehall and afrobeats was produced by Legendary Beatz.


The duo of Vast and Smash, popularly known as Bracket has also released the visuals to their previously released song – “Panya” featuring triple mg artiste; Tekno.

The video was directed by Patrick Elis.

Seyi Shay Signs Deal With Island Records

Singer, Seyi Shay has signed a global recording contract with UK based Island Records, a division of global giants, Universal Music Group.

The signer took to instagram to share the good news, saying: Finally!! This is what most of us work so hard for. We spend most of our lives chasing this 1 opportunity to reach the world through a giant platform like this! I can’t believe it.

The ‘Irawo’ crooner was formerly singed to Flytime Music but quit the label in 2013.


Davido Leads Channel O Africa Music Video Awards Nominees

DavidoThe nomination list for the Channel O Africa Music Video Awards has been released and one of Nigeria’s super stars, Davido leads the pack with 5 nominations; 4 for his hit love song Aye and one for the dance anthem, Skelewu.

Other Nigerian acts: 2face, Tiwa Savage, Seyi Shay, Kcee, P-Square, Orezi, Jesse Jagz, Flavour, Patoranking, Iyanya, Niyola, Burna Boy, Phyno and Dr Sid got nominations also, in different categories.

Find the full list of nominees here:

Most Gifted Male
Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza
Davido – Aye
Riky Rick Ft Okmalumkoolkat -AMANTOMBAZANE
K.O. Ft Kid X – Caracara
Sarkodie – Illuminati

Most Gifted Female
Thembi Seete – Thuntsha Lerole
Bucie Ft Heavy K – Easy To Love
Lizha James Ft Uhuru – Quem Ti Mandou
Tiwa Savage Ft Don Jazzy – Eminado
Seyi Shay – Irawo

Most Gifted Newcomer
Dream Team Ft Tamarsha, Aka & Big Nuz – Tsekede
Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza
Emmy Gee Ft Ab Crazy & Dj Dimplez – Rands And Nairas
Diamond – Number One
Patoranking – Girlie O (REMIX)

Most Gifted Duo, Group Or Featuring
Uhuru Ft Oskido & Professor – Y-Tjukutja
Dj Clock Ft Beatenberg – Pluto (I Remember)
R2bees Ft Wizkid – Slow Down
K.O. Ft Kid X – Caracara
Kcee Ft Wizkid – Pull Over

Most Gifted Dance
Uhuru Ft Oskido & Professor – Y-Tjukutja
Davido – Skelewu
Dj Clock Ft Beatenberg – Pluto (I Remember)
P Square – Personally
Busiswa Ft Various – Ngoku

Most Gifted Ragga Dancehall
Buffalo Souljah – Basawine
Orezi – Rihanna
Jesse Jaggz Feat Wizkid – Bad Girl
Patoranking – Girlie O (REMIX)
Shatta Wale – Everydoby Likes My Ting

Most Gifted Afro Pop
Davido – Aye
Mafikizolo Ft May D – Happiness
Diamond – Number One
Flavour – Ada Ada
Iyanya – Jombolo

Most Gifted Kwaito
Uhuru Ft Oskido & Professor – Y-Tjukutja
Character Ft Mono T & Oskido – Inxeba Lendoda
Big Nuz Ft Khaya Mthethwa – Incwadi Yothando
Dj Vetkuk Vs Mahoota – Khaba Lenja
Dj Cndo – Yamnandi Into

Most Gifted R&B
2face Ft T Pain – Rainbow
Jimmy Nevis Ft Kwesta – Balloon
Gb Collective Ft Brian Temba & Reason – Chocolate Vanilla
Donald – Crazy But Amazing
Niyola – Toh Bad

Most Gifted Hip Hop
Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza
Khuli Chana Ft Da L.E.S & Magesh – Hape Le Hape 2.1
Phyno – Alobam
K.O. Ft Kid X – Caracara
Aka – Congratulate

Most Gifted Southern
Dj Clock Ft Beatenberg – Pluto (I Remember)
Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza
Aka – Congratulate
Zeus – Psych
K.O. Ft Kid X – Caracara

Most Gifted West
R2bees Ft Wizkid – Slow Down
Davido – Aye
Burna Boy Ft D’banj – Won Da Mo
Olamide – Turn Up
Dr Sid Ft Don Jazzy – Surulere

Most Gifted East
Sauti Sol – Nshike
Diamond – Number One
Navio – No Holding Back
Eddy Kenzo – Sitya Loss
Elani – Kookoo

Most Gifted Video Of The Year
Emmy Gee Ft Ab Crazy & Dj Dimplez – Rands And Nairas
Davido – Aye
K.O. Ft Kid X – Caracara
Burna Boy – Run My Race
Tiwa Savage Ft Don Jazzy – Eminado
Dr Sid Ft Don Jazzy – Surulere
Riky Rick Ft Okmalumkoolkat – Amantombazane
Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza
Sarkodie – Illuminati
Dj Clock Ft Beatenberg – Pluto (I Remember)
Aka – Congratulate
Diamond – Number One

Ja Rule And Ashanti Perform In Nigeria

Ja Rule and Ashanti pictureNigerians would be thrilled as American Rap Star, Ja Rule, and R&B Singer, Ashanti , will perform as part of an event to mark this year’s Independence Day celebration.

The international duet, would perform at a show, tagged: ‘Warri Again’, the flagship show, scheduled to hold on October 1 to mark Nigeria’s 54th Independence Day, according to .

Other Nigerian Music Stars that would perform at the show, includes: Davido, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Iyanya, Seyi Shay, Yemi Alade, Dr Sid, Daddy Showkey, Flavour and Oritsefemi.

Part of the songs Nigerians would be looking forward to hearing at the event would be a collaboration by the artistes, “Always On Time”, which set the music scene on fire, years ago.

Warri Again is a show aimed at rebranding Warri and making it a destination for entertainment.


Wizkid Celebrates 24th Birthday In Grand Style

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Pop star Ayo Balogun, popularly known as, Wizkid celebrated his 24th birthday with friends and colleagues at Escape Nightclub in Lagos on Wednesday.

Present at the party were EME boss Banky W, alongside label mate Shaydee and all his star buddies including Skales, Timaya, Seyi Shay and many others.

The “Pakuromo” singer disclosed his collaboration with the international pop star, Rihanna, in his forth coming album.

Below are pictures of the celebration with friends and colleagues and fans.

crowd at Wizkid’s 24th birthday


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Banky W, Wizkid and Timaya
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Seyi Shay, Patoranking, Phyno, Others Shut It Down At Gidi Culture Fest

seyi shayMusic stars, Seyi Shay, Patoranking, Phyno, Ice Prince and many others shut it down at the inaugural edition of the Gidi Culture Festival, which held in Lagos.

Girlie O crooner, Patoranking performed his hottest track without Tiwa Savage, who he gave a shout-out to.

Seyi Shay performed dressed in white crop top and hot pants, paired with a pink blazer.

Many others including Phyno, Naeto C and Ice Prince raised the roof with their hit tracks.

Check out the video…

EN: Tiwa Savage Ties Knot In Star Studded Dubai Wedding, Jeta Amata Debuts 3 Films

Tiwa and TunjiNews of a-list artiste, Tiwa Savage’s Dubai white wedding to Tunji Balogun is top story on Entertainment News, as the love birds said ‘I Do’ over the weekend.

Tiwa and Tunji, both decked out in beautiful wedding attires exchanged their vows in an outdoor ceremony, which was followed by a lavish reception and an after-party at the Armani Hotel in Burj Khalifa.

Nigerian super stars, including the mavin records crew led by Don’Jazzy, Eku Edewor, Toke Makinwa, Toolz, Dj Xclusive, Kaffy, N6, Designers Bridget Awosika, Toju Foyeh, Eme Boss, Banky W, Tunde Demuren, Seyi Shay, Lola Omotayo-Okoye, and many others, graced the occasion.

Also, top Nigerian acts including 2face, mi, Kcee and rapper Phyno headlined the trek concert in Orlu, Imo State over the weekend. The concert provided high octave performances from the artistes including a collaboration of heavyweights MI and 2face.

In Nollywood, Nigerian movie maker, Jeta Amata in conjunction with the United States government has debuted three films from the forthcoming TV series, dawn in the creeks, which tells the story of some Niger Delta youths as they strive to create Nollywood movies to promote non-violent transformation in the region.

The TV series, dawn in the creeks, aims at forging a legacy of peace and transformation, in the Niger Delta.

Video: Seyi Shay And Ehiz Share A Kiss On Mtv Base’s Official Naija Top Ten

seyi shayPop singer, Seyi Shay may be at the No.7 spot on MTV Base Official Naija Top 10 but she is most likely No.1 on MTV Base VJ, Ehizojie Okoeguale’s mind as she gave him an unexpected kiss while co-hosting the show.

The host of the weekly chart show shared a set with sultry singer, Seyi Shay, who co-hosted the week’s show.

While on the show, Seyi Shay spoke about her relationship with multiple award winning artist, 2Face as her mentor and how he got her her very first stage performance in Nigeria when she returned from the United States.

“I have so much respect for 2Face. He is my mentor and I have learnt a lot from him and his work. He also got me my very first gig in Nigeria and since then, I have only continued to move higher. I am grateful for every opportunity I have to work with him or perform on the same stage with him.”

The “Irawo” hit maker who was at number 7 on the chart with her new video, “Ragga Ragga” did a quick freestyle for Ehiz and surprised him with a quick kiss (shielded from the camera with her hands).

The MTV Base Official Naija Top 10 for this week:
1. Burna Boy – Yawa Dey
2. Dr Sid Ft Don Jazzy – Surulere
3. Jesse Jags Feat Wizkid – Bad Girl
4. Tiwa Savage Ft Don Jazzy – Eminado
5. Banky W – Jasi
6. Wizkid Ft Femi Kuti – Jaiye Jaiye
7. Seyi Shay – Ragga Ragga
8. Patoranking – Girlie O
9. 2face Ft T Pain – Rainbow
10: Davido – Aye

Watch Seyi Shay and Ehiz’ kiss here:

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Seyi Shay drops Ragga Ragga video

Fast rising female vocalist, Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua, popularly known as Seyi Shay, has released yet another dancehall video titled Ragga Ragga.

The video which is a mixture of dancehall and afro pop was directed by renowned video director, Clarance Peters.

Seyi Shay, before relocating to Nigeria from the US was with US based girl band called From Above which was managed by Mathew Knowles (Beyonce’s father).

The songstress has produced hit singles including Loving your way, Irawo, amongst others.