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Why I am not close to Tiwa Savage – Nigerian music star reveals

– Nigerian pop star Seyi Shay speaks on her relationship with other Nigerian female musicians

– Sheds light on rumour surrounding her relationship with Mavin Records star Tiwa Savage

– The Right Now singer also describes her genre of music and more

Nigerian R&B and pop star Seyi Shay was interviewed on Rubbin’ Minds on Channels TV on Sunday, March 20 and she spoke on her music and more, as well as addressing popular comparisons between her and Mavin Records superstars Tiwa Savage.

When asked what her relationship with the Eminado singer is like Seyi alluded to the fact that they aren’t close. She also stated that she does not really have friends within the Nigerian music industry.

Singer and songwriter Seyi Shay. Credit: YNaija

Singer and songwriter Seyi Shay. Credit: YNaija

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She said: “I don’t really know [Tiwa]. To be honest with you like I said I don’t really know her personally, I don’t have many friends in the music industry. They are my colleagues and we say hello, we say goodbye.

“We invite each other to different functions that are happening, that’s how it is with the female industry.”

On why she has not tried to reach out to Tiwa Savage given the many speculations about their relationship, the Murda singer said she would try making efforts in that light this year. She however admitted that Tiwa is a great artiste.

She also lauded the Mavins for their musicianship and creativity, adding that if they were not a part of the Nigerian music industry today things would not be as exciting as they currently are.

On whether her music has put her where she is meant to be, she explained that she is where God wants her to be.

She added that Nigerian music is fantastic and getting stronger by the day, adding that it is one of the nation’s biggest exports.

She also expressed delight that the whole world is watching the Nigerian music space at the moment.

The singer went down memory lane to how she first established a relationship with Cecil Hammond and Sound Sultan (both of whom she has thanked several times for helping her launch duly in the Nigerian entertainment industry) before relocating to Nigeria.

On her genre of music Seyi stated that she loves to experiment with different styles in her music.

The Right Here singer went on to express admiration in the reception and support her album has currently received from fans and critics.

See full interview clips below:


Born and raised in the United Kingdom, singer Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua returned to Nigeria to pursue her music career and she has been positively reviewed by many since then.

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In June 2015, she signed to Island Universal Records. She went on to release her debut studio album in November 2015, it was titled Seyi or Shay.

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