Wendy Shay

Wendy Shay
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Background information
Birth nameWendy Asiamah Addo
Born (1996-02-20) 20 February 1996 (age 25)
Accra, Greater Accra Region
OriginGhana
GenresAfropop, Afrobeats
Occupation(s)Singer / songwriter & Actress
Years active2018–present
LabelsRuffTown Records
Associated acts

Wendy Asiamah Addo (born 20 February 1996),[1] known by the stage name Wendy Shay, is a Ghanaian Afropop and Afrobeats singer.[2][3][4] In March 2021, she was among the Top 30 Most Influential Women in Music by the 3Music Awards Women's Brunch.[5]

Early childhood

Wendy Shay was born to Mr & Mrs Addo on 20 February 1996 in Accra, a suburb of the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.[6][7] 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 School and St Martin de Porres[6][8] in Accra before relocating to Stuttgart where she continued her education from grade 7 (JHS 1).[9] She also attended a music school in Bernhausen in Germany.[7]

Career

Wendy Shay is a trained Nurse by profession, worked as a Midwife in the clinical field. She was practicing midwifery until she relocated to Ghana to pursue her music career.[10][11]

She was introduced to music by Rufftown Records Manager Bullet and signed in January 2018[12] after the untimely death of label mate Ebony Reigns.[13][14] On 1 June 2018, Wendy Shay released her debut single "Uber Driver", produced by MOG Beatz.[15] The song was released together with the official video the same day.[16][17][18]

Wendy Shay was recently enstooled as the Ahenemba Hemaa of Gomoa Afransi[19] in the Central Region (Ghana) with the stool name Queen Ewurabena Ofosuhemaa Shay 1.[20]

Brand Ambassador

Wendy Shay is the brand ambassador for the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) in Ghana.[21][22][23]

Controversy

There was a controversy around Wendy being sacked as the Brand Ambassador for the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) but was later confirmed that she is still the Ambassador.[24][25][26]

Performance

Wendy Shay has performed at several events including Miss Ghana 2018 Finals, RTP Awards Africa 2018, BF Suma Ghana Connect 18 concert.[27][28][29]

She also performed at Afronation Music Festival Ghana in December 2019.[30]

Discography

Singles

Album

Awards and nominations

Year Event Prize Recipient Result Ref
2018 Ghana-Naija Showbiz Awards Best New Artiste of the Year Herself Won [47]
Ghana Music Awards SA New Artiste of the Year Herself Won [48]
MuseAfrica's "Bangerz of the Quarter" Awards Afrobeats Artiste of the Year Herself Nominated [49]
Afrobeats Song of the Quarter Uber Driver Nominated [49]
Introlude Song of the Quarter Uber Driver Nominated [50]
Eastern Music Awards Female Vocalist of the Year Herself Nominated [51]
Artist of the Year Herself Nominated [51]
Music Video of the Year Uber Driver Won [52]
2019 3 Music Awards Breakthrough Act of the Year Herself Won [53]
Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Discovery of the Year Herself Won [54]
Ghana Music Awards UK New Artiste of the Year Herself Won [55]
2021 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Afro-beats/Afro-pop Song of the Year Herself Nominated [56]
2021 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Afro-beat/Afro-pop Artiste of the Year Herself Nominated [57]

References

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