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BN Exclusive: Nigerian Music Star Seyi Shay is the Girl Next Door! See Her Bright New Promo Shots




Seyi Shay, in the past few months, has gone from rising starlet on the Nigerian scene to one of our most beloved music divas. Literally, I was bursting with excitement the moment I heard she had a new promo shoot.

From show to show, she has thrilled fans with her hit singles, “No Lele”, “Loving Your Way” & “Irawo” and even had starring roles in popular music videos like Efa‘s “Over You” and Ajebutter 22‘s “Omo Pastor”. But now, it’s her time to shine.

With her “Irawo” music video just around the corner (check out the Behind the scenes footage below), the stellar songstress is here to tease us with sassy new promo shots from her recent New York photo shoot.

Check on it!

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Photography: Ryle Watson

Art Direction: Bukola Aré

Stylist: Bukola Aré

Wardrobe: House of Versatile Styles

Behind The Scenes of “Irawo”

"What do you really do for a living any way?", "Your face looks familiar. Was it on TV?" These questions follow me around everyday. Why don't you join them. Instagram | Twitter: @Onos_


  1. Grima

    May 21, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Just there, whats the direction of this career btw?

    • Al

      May 21, 2013 at 5:28 pm

      Babe just dey bleach dey go

    • Flue

      May 21, 2013 at 11:19 pm

      How did it get to this point where everyone is accused of bleaching.Do you know her?Where you the one that gave her the bleaching cream?Did she call you aside to confess to bleaching??

  2. Shalewa1

    May 21, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    I like the pic with thehair solo. Girl next door, me thinks not

  3. Toke's Accent

    May 21, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Fantastic! This is what I call good art direction and styling. It’s edgy, but we can still relate to it. Totally see this net gele she is wearing catching on, and gosh, this is great in many ways. Kudos to Bukola Are.

    • Jen

      May 21, 2013 at 12:51 pm

      Edgy ke? :s

    • Toke's Accent

      May 21, 2013 at 1:11 pm

      Yes, Edgy….edgy is relative. Feel free to define the shoot with whatever language you prefer and free my analysis. thanks.

    • Yve

      May 22, 2013 at 1:40 pm

      LOL Toke dey vex. lol

    • Specs

      May 21, 2013 at 4:12 pm

      Your name is edgy…

  4. Lami

    May 21, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    @Grima why so much negativity? Seyi shay has a great voice and can sing well too….with the right management she is here to stay!

  5. Seriously

    May 21, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    I love her, please don’t bleach dear, like all those other 9ja Celebrities. You are perfect just the way you are!

  6. kemi

    May 21, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Wow.this girl is pretty,the best I have ever seen her look

  7. Mz Socially Awkward...

    May 21, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Dear BN, forgive me but I have to address this misnomer of a headline you’ve just put up here. Where is the “girl next door” concept in these photos? Because, as talented as Seyi appears to be musically, she’s just usually scantily dressed and I would label her as being next to nekkid in a number of those photos. Or how else does one explain the tying of transparent chiffon on top pant? With a lacy see through top?

    Biko, just call the photos sexy, let’s know what to expect when we click on the post. I can’t with all these misleading captions you guys seem to be publishing lately.

    • dupe

      May 21, 2013 at 12:53 pm

      Well said!

    • Beediva

      May 21, 2013 at 1:21 pm

      u jxt said my mind…far frm wot i expected……aitn feeling her @ all#no offence #

    • Amazeballs!

      May 21, 2013 at 4:23 pm

      very apt! maybe at BN they dont know what “girl next door” signifies

  8. Bimpe

    May 21, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    na so, no girl next door to me dresses so. omo yiii…wat is wiv u and short dresses. i am almost seein yr jerusalem! this is becoming unbecoming

  9. Zero

    May 21, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    D body dey ok but e face no fine..upon all d fotoshop….

    • zlatan

      May 21, 2013 at 1:06 pm

      i tire ooo

  10. Retrochic

    May 21, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    i like her

  11. Retrochic

    May 21, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    @Mz socially awkward, just as Bella is not exactly correct when they say She is the girl next door, buh u cant just deny that she does ooze subtility and calmness in those photos, even if those pics were somewat sexy, she is still a girl next door, its not always about the costume/apparel but the personality.

  12. luchy

    May 21, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    The worst photo shoot I ve seen

    • Beediva

      May 21, 2013 at 1:30 pm

      I concur no offence [email protected] Shay dough u gat swt voice

    • Ready

      May 21, 2013 at 3:37 pm

      The worst? Please see Chika Ike’s according to Adeola Adeyemo “sizzling” 2012 calendar at Do you still maintain your stance?

    • Msunderstood

      May 21, 2013 at 5:34 pm

      Wait a min, or Oge okoye’s photo shoot.
      By d way sheyi Shay is HAWT.

  13. Spotter

    May 21, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Definitely not the girl next door Biko! More like sexy photos of seyi

  14. yoyo

    May 21, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Not a fan of her photo shoot but I’m eagerly anticipating the release of the IRAWO …. Love the behind the scenes!!!

  15. yomi

    May 21, 2013 at 2:06 pm


  16. Teddy Bear

    May 21, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    She looks beautiful!

  17. uche

    May 21, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Sexy Seyi Shay!!!I just Love this gal. I wish she can look like this every day.

  18. The Real Madam the Madam

    May 21, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    I’m sure Onos was “bursting with excitement”. He wanted to see Seyi Shay in micro-mini (which is what she stays in), LOL.

    That said, this is a nice shoot. I do like Seyi Shay and I think she has talent.

  19. salsera

    May 21, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    nice photos though and she is pretty, not a fan of her style but her voice is great. I was dissappointed with the video of Loving your way cos it didnt relate to the song..i mean there was no old papa youngi in that video. That said I’m with Mz S Awkward on this one BN has had the most misleading headlines of late – there is nothing girl next door about this photoshoot or Seyi Shay.

  20. Janet

    May 21, 2013 at 2:35 pm


  21. Janet

    May 21, 2013 at 2:36 pm


  22. LPS

    May 21, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    The gele is cool 🙂

  23. asgrl

    May 21, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Chick is sexy and can saaaaang. Give credit when due.

  24. nene

    May 21, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    i think seyi shay will fade away if she doesn’t reorganize her career and her image. she has a nice voice, but she needs to clean up herself and wear sensible clothes. she always looks tacky, from her makeup to her clothes.

    • Winny

      May 21, 2013 at 8:55 pm

      You are a very bitter person you never have any positive comments about anything and anyone, what do you do exactly?

    • nene

      May 21, 2013 at 9:20 pm

      abeg go and cry somewhere. i have said my mind. what wrong did i say. u didn’t see other coments abi..mschew.

    • mummy

      May 22, 2013 at 4:16 pm

      fade to where amebo… u be God wey dey predict future….dont go and mind your family and your work, amebo kobo kobo

  25. rebellious child

    May 21, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    as a woman i can even see she is effortlessly sexy and does not over do it. I bet some chicks will go and try her looks for an asoebi

  26. Iris

    May 21, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    I like the scarf thing. What fabric is that? Looks like chiffon

  27. Concerned_Boyfriend

    May 21, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    That scarf inspired wrapper is uber sexy!. Who knew traditional attires could be that sexy ?. Seyi Shay is beautiful. She needed this shoot cos heaven knows the pictures of her floating the web are not flattering at all.

  28. hauwa

    May 21, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    i think Seyi is beautiful. and so decently dressed. shes much better than all the other photo shoot sessions other budding Nigerian artists r putting up nowadays.

  29. Myne Whitman

    May 21, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    I was more interested in the video, love the pictures, especially the chiffon scarf and her smile too. Well done

  30. kenny

    May 21, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    she is pretty

  31. kenny

    May 21, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    she is so pretty

  32. b

    May 21, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    I like herlook here. she z pretty. kind’like omotola

  33. Adedayo

    May 22, 2013 at 3:50 am

    I don’t understand!

  34. dezzy

    May 22, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Seyi Shay is a beautiful girl and a singer but i think its high time that she gets a ward-ro be stylist asap.

  35. Okechukwu Ofili

    May 22, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    she fine!

  36. Idak

    May 22, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Enough of these photo shoots.
    If you are a singer, we want to know you for your songs and stage craft.
    If you are an actor, we want to know you for how well you interpret roles and the kind of flicks you choose to stare in.
    Enough of these objectification of womanhood by the women themselves. E don do.

    • hayzey

      May 23, 2013 at 5:54 pm

      Shut up.

  37. Mma

    May 22, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    She’s a very pretty lady.

  38. Bahjah

    May 23, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Hot! Hot! Hot!

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