Oyena Sobantu (born 13 September 1996), professionally known as Shy G, is a South African musician, beat maker, songwriter, entrepreneur and music producer. Born and raised in Lusikisiki, Eastern Cape, he is regarded as one of the most hardworking music producers in Lusikisiki. In 2019, he established his own record label, "Daydreamers Empire". Shy G rose to fame with the release of Stray K's debut mixtape, 5Teen October Mixtape (2016), which produced the successful singles "Gxabhashe" and "Household".
Shy G is a self-taught music producer and currently manages himself. The name "Shy G" was given to him by his former classmate back in school because of his shy personality. His genre of preference is Hip Hop music, but due to his fast learning skills and versatility in music production, his production can range from Hip Hop, Trapsoul, R&B, New Age Kwaito, all the way to Trap music.
Shy G released his debut EP, Miracles EP, released on 16 July 2018, on his Audiomack and SoundCloud accounts for free downloads and streams. The EP collaborates with several artists including Tee Lourenzo, Varity, Dezzy Damaine, Eez RaPoetic, Miranda, Junior Greg, Mora, Anelly, Amen$, SMGee, Brightman Nkanyamba, Wel'cee and Kid B. He followed his success with his critically acclaimed second project, Miracles II (2019). On this project he collaborated with the likes of Nikho, Eez RaPoetic, SK, Mr Slain, Sweez, Lecce Blxck, King Kuddy, LK Veazy and Zee. He is currently working on his third project, Miracles III, set to be released on 13 September 2020.
Shy G has been interviewed several times on Sajonisi Youth Radio and his song, "One Day ft. Varity, Dezzy Damaine & Eez RaPoetic" from Miracles EP once made it to number 3 in Local Youth Entertainment top 20 hosted by Emjay RSA (Sixolisile Mjoji). Miracles II is currently available on all digital platforms.