She’s toured with P.Diddy and Beyonce, collaborated with Justin Timberlake and 2Face Idibia – and now Seyi Shay will work her magic on the Big Brother stage during Sunday night’s live eviction show.
Born in London to Nigerian parents, Deborah Oluwa-Seyi Joshua – better known as Seyi Shay – has been performing since she was 6 years old. She got her break with the London Community Choir and hasn’t looked back, performing around the world and collaborating with some of the hottest artists in the world. She signed her first record deal in 2005, wrote and produced three songs for the Konami Game soundtrack, “Crime Life” and wrote You Will See for Mel C – all this, aged just 18.
Shortly afterwards, she auditioned for British Pop/R&B group From Above, winning the role of lead singer. Their debut album ‘Breaking From Above’ lent its name to their MTV reality show, which was broadcast in more than 166 countries around the world. The band supported Beyonce on her “I Am” UK tour in 2009/10 and 2011 and presented an MTV EMA Music Award to Bruno Mars.
In the same year, Seyi wrote ‘White Lies’ for international selling rapper, Chipmunk and has since toured with the likes of P. Diddy and Beyoncé in the UK and written for and worked with a number of industry heavy weights like Justin Timberlake, Brian Michael Cox, 2Face Idibia, Bilal, Chipmunk, Rob Knoxx, Rob A, Harmony and Cameron Wallace.
Don’t miss Seyi Shay working her musical magic on stage this Sunday on Big Brother: The Chase – and don’t forget to vote to keep your favourite housemate in the game! The housemates in danger of eviction are Selly, Melvin, Annabel, Cleo, Natasha and Pokello. Voting is open right now and closes at 06:00 CAT on Sunday morning.