Seyi or Shay

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Seyi or Shay
Seyi or Shay cover.jpeg
Studio album by Seyi Shay
Released 16 November 2015 (2015-11-16)
Recorded 2013–2015
Genre RnB, Afropop, Dancehall, Soul
Label Island, Stargurl Limited
Producer Executive producers
  • J. Adesanya
  • Didi Maduforo
Additional producers
Singles from Seyi or Shay
  1. "Murda"
    Released: 1 April 2014
  2. "Crazy"
    Released: 15 October 2014
  3. "Jangilova"
    Released: 17 April 2015
  4. "Right Now"
    Released: 7 July 2015
  5. "Right Now (Remix)"
    Released: 21 October 2015

Seyi or Shay is the debut studio album by Nigerian singer-songwriter Seyi Shay.[1] Formerly scheduled for release on 13 November 2015, the album was later shifted to 16 November 2015.[2] Seyi or Shay was preceded by five singles and features vocals from Patoranking, Wizkid, Shaydee, Iyanya, Flavour and Banky W.[1]

Concept and background[edit]

The concept behind Seyi or Shay expresses both sides of Seyi Shay as a person and a music artist.[3] Released through Island Records and Stargurl Limited, the album generally features vocals from Femi Kuti, Wizkid, Iyanya, Banky W, Olamide, Patoranking, D'Banj, Sound Sultan, Timaya and Cynthia Morgan,[4] with music productions from Legendury Beatz, Pheelz, Dokta Frabz, Tee-Y Mix, Harmony Samuels and Del B.[5]

Promotion[edit]

On 10 November 2015, Seyi Shay released a video trailer which served as a teaser in promotion of the album.[6] The video clip depicts the two sides of her.[7] On 13 November 2015, a listening party for the album was hosted at the Eko Hotels and Suites, with notable artists like Banky W, Cynthia Morgan, Iyanya, Toke Makinwa, Eva Alordiah and Paul Okoye in attendance.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Intro"
2."The Mic"
3."In Public" (featuring Cynthia Morgan)
4."Mary" (featuring Phyno)
5."Right Now"3:43
6."Healer" (featuring Sound Sultan)
7."Crazy" (featuring Wizkid)4:19
8."No Vacancy"
9."Pack And Go" (featuring Olamide)
10."Murda" (featuring Patoranking, Shaydee)4:31
11."Higher"
12."Everlasting Love"
13."Killing Me Softly" (featuring Timaya)
14."Chuch" (featuring Boj)
15."Loud" (featuring Femi Kuti)
16."Tina" (featuring D'banj)
17."Love Wan Tin Tin" 
18."Jangilova"3:22

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b BellaNaija (4 November 2015). ""Seyi or Shay" – See Seyi Shay's Debut Album Cover". BellaNaija. Retrieved 14 November 2015. 
  2. ^ #SEYIorSHAY 13-11-15 (13 November 2015). "The release of #SeyiOrShay has been postponed". Twitter. Retrieved 14 November 2015. The release of #SeyiOrShay has been postponed till Monday 16th November! The listening continues 2NITE Eko hotel and suites The ball room 😆 
  3. ^ Adesida, Olumide (10 November 2015). "Seyi Shay Unveils Debut Album Art "Seyi Or Shay"". NotJustOk. Retrieved 14 November 2015. 
  4. ^ Peters, Oreoluwa (13 November 2015). "Femi Kuti, D'banj feature in Seyi Shay's star-packed album". YNaija. Retrieved 14 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "Seyi Shay: "Seyi or Shay" Debut Album Cover". Jaguda. 4 November 2015. Retrieved 14 November 2015. 
  6. ^ Adesida, Olumide (10 November 2015). "Trailer: Seyi Shay – 'Seyi Or Shay'". Nigeria Entertainment Today. Retrieved 14 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "VIDEO: Seyi Shay – Seyi or Shay (Album Trailer)". NotJustOk. 10 November 2015. Retrieved 14 November 2015. 
  8. ^ Akan, Joey (14 November 2015). "Singer holds listening session for debut album "Seyi or Shay"". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 14 November 2015.