Nigerian singer Seyi Shay has sparked mixed reactions on social media following her feedback to a 17-year-old boy who auditioned to be a part of the current season of Nigerian Idol.
Seyi who is quickly gaining a reputation as the bluntest judge on the show which also has Obi Asika and DJ Sosay as co-judges, was not impressed by the young man’s attempt at singing and she made no effort in sugar-coating her feedback
The singer and songwriter told the young man that someone close must have lied to him by egging him on to try out the audition.
Seyi said to the boy:
“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,” she wrote.
“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.”
The music star’s comments didn’t sit well with a lot of Nigerians as she was dragged on Twitter for being aggressive towards the teenager.
Here are some of the reactions by Nigerians on Twitter over Seyi Shay’s comments.
When i saw Seyi Shay and Nigerian Idol trending, I thought she went there as a contestant, didn't know she's one of the judges..
Seyi Shay and the guy she bashed are same nah, both are upcoming!!@iamseyishay dey fear make the guy no first her blow.
— Lizzy of Port Harcourt (@D_LizzyOla) March 29, 2021
“Mention 3 Seyi Shay songs”
I don go be that😭
— Omoniyi Israel (@OMOlSSY) March 28, 2021
This life, being your authentic, most authentic self is the best thing you can do for yourself, Seyi Shay was trying to be a Simon but didn’t realize that even Simon draws the line at kids.
How stupid are you to drag a 17 year old like that ?
— Ahagiefula . (@asiuolssim) March 29, 2021