Seyi Shay to make history as Kigali Jazz junction will be on fire this Friday

Posted By: Patience Rutayisire - On:28/09/2017
That the You Will See hit maker, real names Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua, professionally known by her stage name Seyi Shay, will perform at the Kigali Jazz Junction concert. Shay said that she was mesmerized with people in Rwanda that made her decide to share experience with them in the historical event at the Kigali Serena Hotel this Friday.


Having brought with her music Band, the 31 years old looks to share stage with Neptunez Band, which will undoubtedly jazz up lovers, following the Rwandan female songbirds, Charly and Nina who bet to set the world on fire.

 Seyi Shey wakozwe ku mutima n’ibyo yabonye mu Rwanda yahaye inama abahanzi nyarwanda

In an interview with the journalists Shay opened up about her perspective on Rwanda following the aftermath of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi.

‘’ What happened is beyond understanding as I couldn’t believe both of my eyes when I was at the memorial site. I have however come back to the sense of Rwanda’s single-minded effort to rebuild itself after an aftermath of the genocide. I was really touched by Rwanda’s past and that pushed me to further my wish to partake in the concert,’’ Shay made remark after laying a wreath of flowers at The Gisozi memorial site.


Seyi Shay ( right) with Charly and Nina will share the stage this Friday

The songstress assures the concertgoers that she is going to create her own live music record this Friday where she will also team up with Charly and Nina on the stage for enthusiastic time show.

Asked about what could be done to better Rwanda’s music industry she was not shy to boldly reveal that best musicians are much more committed to collaborating singles with foreign legend artistes other than their compatriots.

Recall Shay was born and raised in Tottenham, London, England, to Nigerian parents.Her mother was from Northern Nigeria and her father is a native of Ife.

Although her musical style is primarily a combination of Afropop and R&B, Shay doesn't conform to a particular genre of music. She believes that her musical prowess spans different genres. She also said that her music draws from things that inspire her. Shay has cited her mother, Matthew Knowles, 2face Idibia, Beyoncé, Tina Turner, Sound Sultan, Wizkid, and Omawumi as mentors.



Photos: Vanessa Udahogora Peace/ Inyarwanda.com




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