Seyi Shay has opened up on why she is the only African act signed by American record label, Island Universal Records.
Talented Nigerian singer, Seyi Shay, who was signed to Island Universal Records last year, has finally opened up on why she is the only African act on the label, which also has Nicki Minaj and some other top artistes under it.
Seyi, who recently granted an interview to an online news site said:
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I think a lot of record companies around the world at one point last year were looking for acts within Africa. So they were focusing on South Africa, Ghana, and Nigeria. I know they signed some other acts, from different parts of Africa.
I was signed mainly off the strength of Murda. Murda was released independently, completely independently with no engine, no marketing, no nothing, no money. And it grew its own wings, it crossed over, and it charted in the UK on its own.
I think they found that to be quite a big deal, and so they decided to invest in wherever that success came from, and that was me and my team. They felt that they had found something good out of Africa, so they decided to sign me.
Seyi Shay recently released her debut album which has been well received.