10 Things We Learned from Seyi Shay’s tw Magazine Interview

Seyi Shay styled by Moses Ebite for tw

Seyi Shay landed the first double cover of tw Magazine for their January/February 2016 issue (click here) and apart from getting to hear about her love life (click here), there were a few things we were happy to know about the 30-year-old singer.

See the 10 things we picked up from her interview below.

  1. She was paid $5,000 when she was 15 to be part of a community choir to Japan for 12 days.
  2. Growing up she used to spend some of her holidays in Aso Rock.
  3. She attended Command Primary School and 1 year of secondary school before leaving for the US
  4. She got picked on a lot because she was just a singer and not a dancer in the ‘From Above’ band.
  5. She has an upcoming single with a huge American star.
  6. After being unsigned for a couple of years, she has her own record label and has already signed a writer and a producer
  7. She is always scared of being worshipped or glorified as all glory belongs to God.
  8. For her “Seyi or Shay” persona, Seyi is the down to earth home girl while Shay is the sassy performer with an electric stage presence.
  9. Seyi Shay loves being an aunt. Her sister is married to a Nigerian pastor and they have 5 kids together.
  10. She is head over heels in love with Okro soup

To read her full interview pick up a copy of tw Magazine’s Jan/Feb 2016 issue.

Photo Credit: Instagram – @moashystyling

14 Comments on 10 Things We Learned from Seyi Shay’s tw Magazine Interview
  • HADACHI January 22, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    I really like Seyi Shay….. She’s a good singer

  • JADE January 22, 2016 at 2:29 pm


    • Don’t Care January 22, 2016 at 2:56 pm


      • mz J January 22, 2016 at 3:27 pm

        Y re u so miserable, if u re not u won’t be wicked to call her a devil, I see ur frustrations may God save ur soul

  • reqe January 22, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Really like her. How can you call someone ekwensu @dontcare? Online bully

    • ? January 22, 2016 at 6:03 pm

      what does it mean?

      • ElessarisElendil January 23, 2016 at 1:24 am

        One of minor gods of the Igbo pantheon; our version of Loki.

        And yes Igbo people that’s who Ekwensu really is, ignore the missionary change.

    • Idomagirl January 23, 2016 at 5:44 pm

      Actually the ‘ekwensu’ wasn’t for Seyi but for the person that typed ‘blehhh’.

  • mz J January 22, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    It’s such a pity, she living her life, n gaining grounds in her career, while u re waiting for new post on blogs to pour out ur evil venom on people who re successful, u re full of hate n will not achieve anything with that, ekwensu means devil in igbo language

  • Lagos is my home January 22, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    i don’t really know her but this statement below ……Don’t worry it never going to happen . Who is naija worships an artist . … hummmm just blc they can sing .

    7.She is always scared of being worshipped or glorified

  • Read people! January 23, 2016 at 6:09 am

    Na wah for una oh! Am I the only one who can read right here? Ekwensu was in reference to the person who typed blehhhh. People read!! Receive sense y’all. This na 2016 oh. No dulling.

  • serendipity January 23, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    I have always like this chic. Maybe its cos she is different, has this cool raggae-ish thing going, which by the way is cool, unlike cynthia morgan. Maybe its cos she has this devil-may-care attitude or cos she wears grey weaves so well, i dunnooo. Me liking the girl big time.

  • Don’t Care January 25, 2016 at 10:17 am

    *sighs. Why am I always late to my own party? Now, I’m caught between explaining my comment or just saying f- it.
    Oh well…

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