Table of Contents
- 1 Everything you need to know about Wendy Shay
- 2 Awards and nominations
Everything you need to know about Wendy Shay
Everything you need to know about Wendy Shay; Wendy Asiamah Addo known by the stage name Wendy Shay, is a Ghanaian Afropop and Afrobeats singer. She was born on 20 February 1996, which means she is 25 years old.
Wendy Shay was born to Mr. & Mrs Addo on 20 February 1996 in Accra, a suburb of the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. 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 in Accra before relocating to Stuttgart where she continued her education from grade 7 (JHS 1). She also attended a music school in Bernhausen in Germany.
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.
She was introduced to music by Rufftown Records Manager Bullet and signed in January 2018 after the untimely death of label mate Ebony Reigns.
On 1 June 2018, Wendy Shay released her debut single “Uber Driver”, produced by MOG Beatz. The song was released together with the official video the same day.
Wendy Shay was recently enstooled as the Ahenemba Hemaa of Gomoa Afransi in the Central Region (Ghana) with the stool name Queen Ewurabena Ofosuhemaa Shay.
Wendy Shay is the brand ambassador for the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) in Ghana.
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.
Wendy Shay has performed at several events including Miss Ghana 2018 Finals, RTP Awards Africa 2018, BF Suma Ghana Connect 18 concert.
She also performed at Afronation Music Festival Ghana in December 2019.
Awards and nominations
Wendy has won a lot of awards since she started her music career. In 2018, she won New Artiste of the Year in the Ghana Music Awards SA and Best New Artiste of the Year in the Ghana-Naija Showbiz Awards.
In 2019, she won Breakthrough Act of the Year in the 3 Music Awards. She also won Discovery of the Year in the VGMA and New Artiste of the Year in the Ghana Music Awards UK. Wendy was nominated for Afro-beat/Afro-pop Artiste of the Year in the just recent VGMA in 2021 but did not win.
In March 2021, she was among the Top 30 Most Influential Women in Music by the 3Music Awards Women’s Brunch. She is now one of the richest female artistes in Ghana.
We wish her all the best in her music career!