‘Upcoming Artistes Should Not Be Made Judges On Talent Shows’- Man To Seyi Shay
Nigerian sonorous and talented singer, Seyi Shay has been put on the chopping board for harshly telling a 17-year-old male contestant on the musical talent show, Nigerian Idol that he will never make it as a singer, was it to tell him to go for something better in life?
Whilst passing her comment after the teenager performed; Seyi said;
‘Somebody lied to you. Somebody told you to come here and audition. You should go back and tell them that they aren’t your friend because that was not a good audition. You have a sweet talking voice and it comes out in your singing voice but your performance is terrible.
You are never going to make money being a singer. I love you, you are so sweet but you are not a singer. You are not a singer. For songwriting, hit me up, we could talk but that singing, it is not going to work. Sorry Darling,’ she said.
The situation has created a melee online as Nigerians slam Seyi for shredding the young man’s personlaity. One fan noted that it’s not even okay for Seyi who is hardly known in the mainstream to be made a judge on a high profile show like this;