Wendy Shay

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Wendy Shay
Birth nameWendy Addo
Born (1996-02-23) 23 February 1996 (age 23)
Kwahu, Eastern Region
OriginGhana
GenresAfropop, Afrobeats
Occupation(s)Singer / Songwriter
Years active2018
LabelsRuffTown Records
Associated acts

Wendy Addo,[1] known by the mononym Wendy Shay, is a Ghanaian Afropop and Afrobeats singer.[2][3]

Early childhood[edit]

She was born to Mr & Mrs Addo on the February 20th,1996 in Kwahu, a suburb of the Eastern Region of Ghana.[4] After the death of her father, she relocated to Stuttgart,Germany with her three siblings. Wendy's passion for music developed shortly after losing her father at the age of 4 years old.

She attended Morning Star and St. Martins De Porres[4][5] in Accra before relocating to Stuttgart where she continued her education from grade 7 (JHS 1).[6] She also attended a music school in Bernhausen in Germany.

Career[edit]

Award winning artiste from Ghana, Known as Wendy Shay, Wendy Addo by Birth Name is a Nurse by profession. But was later trained as a Midwife on the clinical field. She was practicing midwifery until she relocated to Ghana to pursue her music career.

She was introduced to music by Rufftown Records Manager Bullet and signed in January 2018[7] after the untimely death of label mate Ebony Reigns.[8][9] On 1 June 2018, Wendy Shay released her debut single "Uber Driver", produced by MOG Beatz.[10] The song was released together with the official video the same day.[11][12][13]

Performance[edit]

Wendy Shay has performed at several events including Miss Ghana 2018 Finals, RTP Awards Africa 2018, BF Suma Ghana Connect 18 concert.[14][15][16]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Album[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Event Prize Recipient Result Ref
2018 Ghana-Naija Showbiz Awards Best New Artiste of the Year Herself Won [26]
Ghana Music Awards SA New Artiste of the Year Herself Won [27]
MuseAfrica’s “Bangerz of the Quarter” Awards Afrobeats Artiste of the Year Herself Nominated [28]
Afrobeats Song of the Quarter Uber Driver Nominated [28]
Introlude Song of the Quarter Uber Driver Nominated [29]
Eastern Music Awards Female Vocalist of the Year Herself Nominated [30]
Artist of the Year Herself Nominated [30]
Music Video of the Year Uber Driver Won [31]
2019 3 Music Awards Breakthrough Act of the Year Herself Won [32]
Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Discovery of the Year Herself Won [33]

References[edit]

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  7. ^ "Latest Wendy Shay songs in 2018". yen.com.gh. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Bullet explains why Wendy Shay, Ebony's songs are alike". www.myjoyonline.com. Retrieved 2019-03-23.
  9. ^ "Ebony is a legend - Wendy Shay". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 2019-03-23.
  10. ^ "Music: Wendy Shay - Uber Driver (Prod. by MOG Beatz)". youtube.com. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Wendy Shay - Uber Driver (Official Video)". youtube.com. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  12. ^ Gracia, Zindzy. "Who is Wendy Shay?". Yen.com.gh - Ghana news. Retrieved 2018-10-08.
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  14. ^ "Watch Wendy Shay's stunning performance at BF Suma Ghana Connect 18 concert". Pulse.com.gh. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  15. ^ "Wendy Shay Joins Artistes For Miss Ghana 2018". Dailyguideafrica.com. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  16. ^ "Ambolley, Wendy Shay, Others To Perform At Miss Ghana 2018 Finals". Peacefmonline.com. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
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  18. ^ "Wendy Shay – Bedroom Commando (Prod By MOG)". GhXclusives.Com. 2018-07-17. Retrieved 2019-03-23.
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  21. ^ NytMare, Blogger's (2018-10-17). "Wendy Shay – The Boy Is Mine ft. ENo Barony (Prod. by MOG Beatz)". Ghanamotion.com. Retrieved 2019-03-23.
  22. ^ "Wendy Shay – Masakra (Feat Ray James) (Prod by Danny Beatz)". GhXclusives.Com. 2018-11-29. Retrieved 2019-03-23.
  23. ^ NytMare, Blogger's (2019-01-26). "Wendy Shay – All For You (Prod. by Mog Beatz)". Ghanamotion.com. Retrieved 2019-03-23.
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  27. ^ "Wendy Shay wins New Artiste of the Year at Ghana Music Awards SA - Entertainment 2018-11-07". Ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
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  33. ^ "2019 VGMAs: Full list of winners". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 2019-05-19.