Wendy Shay

Wendy Shay
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Background information
Birth nameWendy Asiamah Addo
Born (1996-02-20) 20 February 1996 (age 26)
Accra, Greater Accra Region
OriginGhana
GenresAfropop, Afrobeats
Occupation(s)Singer / songwriter & Actress
Years active2018–present
LabelsRuffTown Records

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 love of music grew after she lost her father when she was four 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 worked as a midwife until she moved to Ghana to pursue her musical dreams .[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]

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]

In December 2019, she also performed at Ghana's Afronation Music Festival. .[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 3Music 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]
Afro-beat/Afro-pop Artiste of the Year Herself Nominated [56]
2022 3Music Awards Woman of the Year Herself Nominated [57]
Viral Song of the Year Heat Nominated
Afrobeats/AfroPop Act of the Year Herself Nominated
Hip-Hop Song of the Year Heat Nominated

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