‘You’re not a singer’ – Seyi Shay
Nigerian singer Seyi Shay has sparked mixed reactions on social media following her comment to a 17-year-old boy who auditioned for the current season of Nigerian Idol.
Seyi who is presently being tagged as the bluntest Judge in the ongoing season of the show has Obi Asoka and DJ Sosa’s as co-judges but was not impressed by the young man’s attempt at singing and she made no effort in sugar-coating her feedback.
The Irawo crooner told the young man that someone close must have lied to him by advising him to try out the audition.
Seyi said to the boy:
“That person, you should go back and tell them that they are not your friend.”
However, that was not all. Seyi while hiding under the guise of ‘tough love’ noted that he would never make money as a singer.
In her words:
“I love you, you are so sweet but you are not a singer.”
If it was any consolation, the judge told the young man that he has a good talking voice.
Seyi Shay comments has fetched her backlash from tweeps:
I really do not understand what is happening & I have nothing against your judges but Seyi Shay shouldn't talk to/act towards human beings the way she does because this can lead to depression and make sure that young man is okay #Nigerianidolfam#NigerianIdol pic.twitter.com/9eCUvpPHxm
— Nina💕 (@Nellye190) March 28, 2021
What the freaking hell, what does Seyi Shay feel like sef, this is a 17 year old boy with a good voice that just needs training and she straight up told him he was horrible and the singing thing would never work, this is supposed to be a platform to help talents. I'm so disgusted pic.twitter.com/91Pqs57mZC
— Sportie Utd🇳🇬⚽ (@annabelle_ikio) March 28, 2021
Imagine Seyi Shay telling a 17 year old with good voice, who has passion for singing that “YOU ARE NEVER GOING TO MAKE MONEY BEING A SINGER”. Cos you’re God abi?pic.twitter.com/QZsBVNWutG
— Series Abíọ́dún ☻ (@Engr_Series) March 28, 2021
We like playing the typical Naija pity card. I watched that guy's performance & I don't think what Seyi Shay said is outta place. It's #NigerianIdol not some Christmas Carol audition. Mayowa needs an unbiased feedback to pursue his passion. Musical skills can be learned. pic.twitter.com/P1hifgu3pE
— Sammy Sammy (@scad_official) March 29, 2021
People are dragging Seyi Shay for being blunt? Stop being whiny little snowflakes, have you met Simon Cowell? pic.twitter.com/UJOfDIdWyH
— Cruise HQ😂😂 (@gooner_african) March 29, 2021
Exactly my point she cannot be talking to people anyhow we are humans those guys can go into depression if care is not taken, my regards to your friend and please keep checking on him
— Nina💕 (@Nellye190) March 29, 2021
She’s out of her mind. Laughing and opening her mouth so wide while the contestants shiver!! She needs to learn.
— IGBOTIC ASF Nessa Ama🌈🌈🛡🛡 (@Vanjay69) March 28, 2021