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Ask lovers of Nigerian music today to mention the top five female singers ruling the music scene right now and see if Seyi Shay’s name doesn’t pop up. At least, this must be one of the reasons Pepsi thought it befitting to make her their newest ambassador alongside Tiwa Savage and Wizkid

Born Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua in London to Nigerian parents, Seyi started her professional career in 2005 by producing three songs for the soundtrack to the Konami’s video game Crime Life: Gang Wars and recently took the Nigerian music scene by storm with her smash hits “Irawo”, “Ragga Ragga”, and “Chairman”.

Concerning her pet names, Seyi told Potpourri she has several names she goes by for different reasons. “The first one is Sunshine. The person that calls me that says it’s because I’m always happy and I am warm to others. There is ‘Irawo’ after my hit single ‘Irawo’ but my very first pet name is Sey-Seyi. My sister still calls my name twice like that till today” she says