Wendy Shay Biography
Born Wendy Abena Ofusuhemaa Asiamah Addo, Wendy Shay is a Ghanaian dancehall and afro pop singer.
She is signed to Rufftown Records Label owned by Ghanaian entrepreneur and musician, Ricky Nana Agyemang aka Bullet.
The “Tuff Skin Girl” hitmaker has worked so hard in the music industry she now has a fan base called “#ShayGang(sters)”.
The international languages Wendy Shay speaks include Deutsche, English, and French.
She has also set up a foundation called #ShayFoundation that helps and assists the needy.
Age & Date Of Birth
The Ghanaian songstress, Wendy Shay was born on Tuesday, February 20th, 1996.
The “Uber Driver” hitmaker who celebrated her birthday not long ago, is currently 24 years of age as at this year, 2020.
Wendy Shay Education Background
Wendy Shay started her basic education at Morning Star and St. Martins De Porres in Accra, Ghana.
After relocating to Germany, she continued her education from grade 7 — same as JHS 1 in Ghana.
In order to enhance her talent in music, Wendy Shay also attended a music school in Bernhausen, Germany.
Background Life Story, Parents, Hometown & Family
Wendy Shay was born to Mrs Obaapa Kaakyire & the late Mr Addo in Kwawu in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
She hails from Kwawu — the capital and a popular town of Eastern Region in Ghana best-known for its “Easter festivities”.
At age 2, Wendy Shay sadly lost her beloved father, Mr Addo.
Wendy’s mother, Mrs Obaapa Kaakyire Addo who gave birth to her (Wendy Shay) at age 17, left for Germany after Mr Addo’s death.
Wendy Shay and her younger sister, Joycelyn Addo (@ladyshaylin on Instagram) later joined their mother in Stuttgart in Germany to pursue life over there.
Wendy became a trained nurse by profession after school, and worked as a Midwife in the clinical field.
After practicing as a midwife for sometime in Germany, Wendy Shay relocated to Ghana to begin her music career.
At age of 4, Wendy Shay’s music instincts had began to grow and show, and this was around the time her beloved father had sadly passed on.
And whilst in Germany, Wendy Shay attended a music school in Bernhausen to hone her talent as a musician.
CEO of Rufftown Records, Ricky Nana Agyemang aka Bullet signed Wendy Shay as his new act after meeting and introducing her to music at an event in Accra.
This came after label mate, Ebony Reigns who was the biggest act signed to RuffTown Records label met her untimely death on Thursday, February 8th, 2018.
Wendy Addo’s stage name was influenced by a serial program she used to watch whilst in Germany which had the main character as “Shay”.
Relationship: Wendy Shay Boyfriend
Ever since Wendy Shay joined Rufftown Records, she has always been rumoured to be going out with Ogee The MC who was the boyfriend of the late Ebony Reigns before her demise.
Ogee The MC is an artiste and a member of the management team behind the Rufftown Record label.
The two have, as usual, denied any amorous relationship that others claim exist between them.
Top Performances By Wendy Shay
Wendy Shay has, in her music career, performed on a number of big platforms including:
- 2018 Miss Ghana Finals
- 2018 RTP Awards Africa,
- BF Suma Ghana Connect 18 concert
- 2019 Afronation Music Festival Ghana in December
Brand Ambassador & Her Enstoolment As Queen Mother
The “Astalavista” hitmaker was recently chosen by the government of Ghana as one of its youth ambassadors for the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) in Ghana.
Wendy Shay was also recently enstooled as the “Ahenemba Hemaa” by the people of Gomoa Afransi in the Central Region of Ghana with the stool name “Queen Ewurabena Ofosuhemaa Shay 1”.
Hit Songs By Wendy Shay
- “Bedroom Commando”
- “Shay On You”
- “Ak)kora Gangster” prod. by M.O.G Beatz
- “Psalm 35” featuring Sarkodie & Kuami Eugene
- “The Boy Is Mine” featuring Eno Barony
Wendy Shay Album(s)
- Shay On You
Awards & Nominations
Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2019
- 2019 — Discovery of the Year — #VGMA2019 —- Winner!
3Music Awards 2019
- 2019 — Breakthrough Act of the Year — #3MusicAwards2019 —- Winner!
Ghana Music Awards UK 2019
- 2019 — New Artiste of the Year — #GMA-UK2019 —- Winner!
MuseAfrica’s “Bangerz of the Quarter” Awards 2018
- 2018 — Afrobeats Artiste of the Year — Nominated
- 2018 — Afrobeats Song of the Quarter (“Uber Driver”) — Nominated
- 2018 — Introlude Song of the Quarter (“Uber Driver”) — Nominated
Ghana Music Awards SA 2018
- 2018 — New Artiste of the Year — Winner!
Ghana-Naija Showbiz Awards 2018
- 2018 — Best New Artiste of the Year — Winner!
Eastern Music Awards 2018
- 2018 — Music Video of the Year (Uber Driver) — Winner!
- 2018 — Female Vocalist of the Year — Nominated
- 2018 — Artist of the Year — Nominated
Wendy Shay Contact For Bookings & Social Media Handles
Call: +233550517031 & +233204026329
Email: [email protected]
Wendy Shay Official Twitter Account
@ wendyshaygh or https://twitter.com/wendyshaygh
Wendy Shay Official Instagram Account
@ wendyshayofficial or https://www.instagram.com/wendyshayofficial/
Wendy Shay Official Facebook Account
Source: George Awiadem Maclean | BieGyaNation.Com