Wendy Shay Reveals How She ‘Stole’ Her Name From This American Actress

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Wendy Shay born Wendy Abena Ofusuhemaa Asiamah Addo is the hottest female musician we have in the country now all thanks to her smash hit single ‘Uber Driver’ and Bullet’s label, Rufftown Records. Wendy was a guest on Abeiku Santana’s ‘ATUU’ tv show which airs on UTV every Sunday.

Wendy Shay
Wendy Shay

Wendy Shay revealed that she lost her dad at the age of 2 years and her mom moved to Germany after the death of her father and then she then joined her mom with her sister later on there. She started Grade 7 (JHS1) in Germany and had the rest of her education there and is a trained nurse.

Speaking to Abeiku Santana on how she got the name ‘Shay’, she disclosed that she fell in love with a character from a kids Tv series ‘iCarly’ as the main character was known as Carly Shay who is known in real life as Miranda Cosgrove, an American actress, singer, and songwriter.

Noah Munck, Jerry Trainor, Miranda Cosgrove, Nathan Kress, and Jennette McCurdy in iCarly on Nickelodeon. Photo: Williams + Hirakawa/ Nickelodeon. ©2010 Viacom, International, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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According to Wendy, growing up as a child in Germany, she watched lots of kid series so she could easily pick up the German Language and she was always watching the episodes of  ‘iCarly’ and she loved the character, reason why she ‘stole’ her last name Shay to add to hers—Wendy Shay.

Miranda Cosgrove at arrivals for PETA”s 35th Anniversary Gala, The Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA September 30, 2015. Photo By: Dee Cercone

According to Wendy Shay, although her full name is Wendy Abena Ofosuhemma Addo, she uses Wendy Addo on her passport but almost everyone in Stuttgart, Germany knows her as Wendy Shay as she’s been using the name for a very long time.

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Wendy Shay was born on 20th February 1996 and is 22 years old. She was introduced as a new artiste under Rufftown Records this year and has 2 singles, titled ‘Uber Driver’ and ‘Bedroom Commando’



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