Wendy Asiamah Addo (born 20 February 1996) popularly known by the stage name Wendy Shay, is a Ghanaian Afropop and Afrobeats singer and songwriter. In March 2021, she was among the Top 30 Most Influential Women in Music by the 3Music Awards Women’s Brunch.
Early Life and Career
Wendy Shay was born to Mr & Mrs Addo on 20 February 1996 in Accra, 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 1.
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.
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 is still single and not in any relationship for now. Wendy Shay is also not yet married.
Wendy Shay’s net worth as of 2022 is estimated at around $450, 000 – $2 million.