Birthday Shout! Celebrating Seyi Shay, Iyabo Ojo

Birthday Shout! Celebrating Seyi Shay, Iyabo Ojo

Yvonne Williams

We celebrate top Nigerian celebrities this day December 21

 Seyi Shay

Nigerian singer and songwriter, Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua aka Seyi Shay was born and raised in 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. She and her siblings were raised by their single mother.
She attended the Command High School in Maryland, Lagos but later went back to London to complete her undergraduate studies.

The performer wrote and produced three songs for the soundtrack to Konami’s video game Crime Life: Gang Wars (2005). She also wrote “You Will See”, a song that was included on Melanie C’s third studio album Beautiful Intentions (2005). Shay wrote “White Lies”, a song from Chip’s Transition album.

In 2008, she became the lead singer for the now defunct pop girl group From Above. The group signed a recording deal with Sony/Columbia and was managed by Mathew Knowles’ Music World Entertainment company In November 2013, she signed an endorsement deal with telecommunications service provider Etisalat.

Seyi Shay has released a number of hit tracks ;  “Irawo”, “Ragga Ragga”, and “Chairman”.

The singer turns 30 years old today December 21.

Iyabo Ojo

Popular Yoruba actress Iyabo Ojo hails from Itoko, a suburb of Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State, southwestern Nigeria. She obtained her West Africa School Certificate at National College, Gbagada in Lagos before she proceeded to Lagos State Polytechnic where she received a diploma certificate in Estate management.

The celebrity began her career began in 1998 when she joined the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) through the veteran nollywood actress, Bimbo Akintola. She has scripted and featured in several Nigerian films and in January 2015, her movie, titled Silence which featured Joseph Benjamin Alex Usifo, Fathia Balogun and Doris Simeon.

Iyabo Ojo has won; Gold Award for Outstanding Performance (2006), African Film Award for Best Cross Over Actress (2007) and African Merit Award for best Actress of the year (2013).

The Nollywood actress turns 38 today.

Here’s saying a big Happy Birthday to our stars!


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