Did Tiwa Savage beget Seyi Shay?

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Not to get you bored, this piece is actually not a
comparism feature between male artistes and their
female counterparts but an insight to how well
Nigerian female artistes are thriving in spite of the
strive amongst males. Tiwa-Savage and Seyi-Shay
happen to be just two of our celebrated female
artistes whom we are confidently proud of.
In 2010, we all got introduced to Tiwa-Savage when
she released her first single under Flytime
Entertainment headed by Cecil Hammond; the song
titled “Kele Kele” was produced by H-Money and
ever since Tiwa has worked her way to becoming
one of Nigeria favorite female artistes.
Two years later, we were made to notice another
Nigeria talented female artiste- Seyi Shay. Following
the path of Tiwa, Seyi-Shay released her official
singles “No Lele” and “Loving Ur Way” produced by
H-Money and was also released under Cecil’s
Flytime Entertainment as well.
It struck me to observe that beside the fact that
these two female artistes chose to work with the
same producer on their first singles which is based
on their productive stay in England, there seems to
be more similarities in their musical career.
After the release of her singles, Tiwa went on to act
as the lead character in Dr Sid’s “Over the Moon”; a
move that subsequently increased her followership.
Seyi-Shay also tried the same move by being the
lead character in Ajebutter’s “Omo Pastor” but
sadly the effect wasn’t much compared to Tiwa’s.
Tiwa left Cecil for Mavin and formed 323
Entertainment, a management company with her
hubby. Seyi in the same vain left Cecil and joined J-
Management as an independent artiste.
Recently, Tiwa released a controversial video to
“Wanted” and within 72 hours got millions of views
on YouTube. Critics attacked her for releasing such
video considering the fact that she is married. This
move strategically increased her popularity and
once again Mrs. Balogun became a winner once
more. She also got featured by Patoranking, a rave
of the moment.
Seyi on the other hand also featured Patoranking in
one of her singles “Murda” where she appealed
with lots of sexy moves in the visuals. Fusing
different genres and talented artistes, the song
became a hit. Presumably, the team at J-
Management decided to emphasize on the number
of views the video got on Vevo.Noticeably, Tiwa has
always been the first doer with Seyi-Shay following
suit and I have been made to wonder if Seyi
actually has a book on Tiwa which she abide by.

-Anslem Jon

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