Shaydee

Shadrach Adeboye Folarin (born September 21, 1987), professionally referred to as Shaydee, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter and vocalist.[2] In 2015, Shaydee was listed on notJustOk's list of "15 Artists to Watch in 2015".[3] He is best known for his hit single titled "Won Gbo Mi", featuring vocal appearance from Wizkid.

Shaydee
Shaydee in 2016 (Credit: Osinbamowo Moyo)
Shaydee in 2016 (Credit: Osinbamowo Moyo)
Background information
Birth nameShadrach Adeboye Folarin
Born (1987-09-21) September 21, 1987 (age 33)
Kano, Kano State, Nigeria
OriginLagos, Lagos State, Nigeria
GenresR&B, Pop, afropop, reggae
Occupation(s)singer-songwriter, vocalist
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2008–present
LabelsEmpire Mates (former)[1]
Associated acts

Early life and educationEdit

Born in the ancient city of Kano, Kano State, Northern Nigeria, Shaydee is the second child of four children.[4] He left Kano with his family for Lagos at an early age. He then attended Kogi state Polytechnic for IJMB where he graduated before he transferred to Ilorin where he is a graduate of the University of Ilorin where he studied Electrical Engineering.[4]

CareerEdit

Upon his movement from Kano to Lagos, Shaydee started singing with a friend while in secondary school.[4] In 2010, he signed a recording contract with Cackland Records and went on to release a few songs including "Love Me Like U Used 2" and "Hands in the Air". In April 2012, MI featured Shaydee on a song titled "Pain" off his Illegal Music II mixtape.[5]

On June 11, 2012, Shaydee signed a recording deal with Empire Mates Entertainment, a move that helped launch his career further.[6] He is often credited to have featured and written some songs off EME's compilation album titled Empire Mates State of Mind which was released in 2012.[7] Shaydee has since worked with Ice Prince, Seyi Shay, Skales, Cynthia Morgan, Legendury Beatz among others. On November 16, 2013, Shaydee collaborated with Wizkid to release a Legendury Beatz-produced freestyle titled "Won Gbo Mi".[8] "Won Gbo Mi" topped local music charts in the country and was widely received among music fans and critics. The video of the song was shot in Lagos and directed by Jassy Generation. It premiered on video sharing website YouTube on June 11, 2014.[9]

On September 10, 2014, Shaydee signed an endorsement deal with Metro Taxi, a Nigeria-based taxi service company.[10] On March 18, 2015, Shaydee released a single titled "High", a song which earned him a nomination at the 2015 edition of The Headies.[11][12] Shaydee was also nominated in the "Best R&B Artist of the Year" category at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.[13] Shaydee is reportedly working on releasing his debut studio album titled SOS which was scheduled to be released in 2016.[14]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications Sales
NGR RSA GHA UK
Rhythm & Life
  • Released: November 25, 2016[15]
  • Label: Empire Mates
  • Format: CD, digital download
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albumsEdit

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications Sales
NGR RSA GHA UK
Empire Mates State of Mind
(with Empire Mates Entertainment)
  • Released: June 18, 2012
  • Label: Empire Mates
  • Format: CD, digital download
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

SinglesEdit

As lead artist
List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
NGA GHA RSA AUS FRA UK US US
R&B/HH
"I Want"[16] 2011 Non-album singles
"My Love"[17] 2013
"Whine For Me"
"Ti E Nikan"[18] 2014
"Far Away (Adanma)"
(featuring Ayoola)[19]
"Chakam"[20] To be announced
"Just Incase"
(featuring Kayswitch)[21]
"High"[22] 2015
"Carry Big Load"[23] Non-album single
"High (Remix)"
(featuring Iyanya & A-Pass)[24]
"Smile"[25] 2016 To be announced
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award ceremony Prize Recipient/Work Result Ref
2015 The Headies 2015 Best Vocal Performance (Male) "High" Nominated [12]
2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best R&B Artist of The Year Himself Nominated [13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Adetutu, Adesoji (March 29, 2017). "Shaydee leaves EME Records". Vanguard. Retrieved May 31, 2017.
  2. ^ Odujole, Jadesola (May 19, 2016). "EME's Shaydee is Set to Take Nigeria By Storm! Get all the EXCLUSIVE Details on His Latest Album, New Music & More". BellaNaija. Retrieved May 30, 2016.
  3. ^ OG, Ademola (January 21, 2015). "15 Artists to Watch in 2015". notJustOk. Retrieved May 31, 2016.
  4. ^ a b c Micheal Abimboye (December 14, 2014). "INTERVIEW:I started singing to lure girls — Shaydee". Premium Times. Retrieved May 30, 2016.
  5. ^ Akan, Joey (September 21, 2015). "Shaydee:10 things to know about EME singer". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved May 30, 2016.
  6. ^ Eta, Phillip (June 11, 2012). "We are now 6! EME sign Niyola and Shaydee, album to drop June 18". Daily Post. Retrieved May 30, 2016.
  7. ^ O., Ovie (June 13, 2012). "Empire Mates State of Mind: The Official EME Album Artwork + Tracklist". notJustOk. Retrieved May 30, 2016.
  8. ^ O., Ovie (November 16, 2013). "Shaydee & Wizkid – Won Gbo Mi (Prod. Legendury Beatz)". notJustOk. Retrieved May 30, 2016.
  9. ^ "VIDEO: ShayDee Ft WizKid – Won Gbo Mi". 360Nobs. June 11, 2014. Retrieved May 30, 2016.
  10. ^ Kolapo Olapoju (September 10, 2014). "EME artiste, Shaydee signs endorsement deal with Metro Taxi (LOOK)". YNaija. Retrieved May 30, 2016.
  11. ^ Jimmy King (March 18, 2015). "VIDEO: Shaydee – "High"". tooXclusive. Retrieved May 30, 2016.
  12. ^ a b "Headies Awards 2015:Full List of Winners". Channels Television. February 2, 2016. Retrieved May 30, 2016.
  13. ^ a b Oneill, Danielle (June 15, 2015). "The Nigeria Entertainment Awards Announce 2015 Nominees". OkayAfrica. Retrieved May 30, 2016.
  14. ^ Solanke, Abiola (May 25, 2016). "Shaydee, Niyola:E.M.E singers will be dropping albums this year 2016". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved May 30, 2016.
  15. ^ Akan, Joey. "Shaydee 'Rhythm And Life' Album Review, reggae married R&B". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
  16. ^ Qazim (March 11, 2011). "360Fresh: Introducing Shaydee". 360Nobs. Retrieved May 30, 2016.
  17. ^ Armani (February 27, 2013). "Shaydee – My Love". GHXclusives. Retrieved May 30, 2016.
  18. ^ Demola OG (February 10, 2014). "Shaydee – Ti E Nikan". notJustOk. Retrieved May 30, 2016.
  19. ^ H.O.B (June 23, 2014). "LEAK:Shaydee ft. Ayoola – Far Away (Adanma)". notJustOk. Retrieved May 30, 2016.
  20. ^ Qazim (July 3, 2014). "MUSIC: Shaydee – Chakam". 360Nobs. Retrieved May 30, 2016.
  21. ^ Ayomide O. Tayo (August 24, 2014). "New Music:Shaydee And KaySwitch – Just In Case". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved May 30, 2016.
  22. ^ Sanusi, Hassan (March 20, 2015). "VIDEO: Shaydee – 'High'". Nigerian Entertainment Today. Retrieved May 31, 2016.
  23. ^ Joey Akan (October 14, 2015). "Shaydee:Singer woos sexy actress in 'Carry big load' video". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved May 31, 2016.
  24. ^ Ovie O. (October 26, 2015). "Shaydee ft. Iyanya x A-Pass – High (Remix)". notJustOk. Retrieved May 31, 2016.
  25. ^ Soares, Tonia (May 29, 2016). "Smile, It's Shaydee's Season – Get Familiar!". 360Nobs. Retrieved May 31, 2016.