Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua (born December 21, 1985), professionally known by her stage name Seyi Shay (pronounced Shay-yee Shay), is a Nigerian-based singer, songwriter and actress.
Shay was 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 older sister and they were raised by their single mother.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. Her interest in music was influenced by members of her household.
She celebrates her birthday today as she turns 33, she shares an epic throwback photo of 16 years ago to show gratitude to God.