Nigerian singer, Seyi Shay has been dragged by Nigerians for ridiculing a 17 years old Nigerian Idol contestant.
In the video making round on social media, which was sighted by The Daily Page, Seyi Shay said to a Nigerian Idol contestant that he can never make good money with music.
According to her, the 17 year old contestant should not have auditioned for the show at all; even though he has a singing voice, his performance was terrible.
”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.
Watch the video below:
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 ‘Baj (@Engr_Series) March 28, 2021
However, Nigerians took to their respective social media handle to tackle the singer over hateful comment.
Here are the few comments gathered by The Daily Page below:
@omoissy wrote: “The way Seyi Shay be bashing people on this Nigerian Idol, one would think she made it big in the music industry.?.”
@Bamidele_Felix wrote: “Only God knows what would have been the the fate of the likes of Terry G, Zlatan Ibile and Davido if they had to audition before Seyi Shay to attain stardom.”
@_AsiwajuLerry wrote: “Wtf!! This is too much from Seyi shay, is this supposed to be a word of encouragement to a 17y/o kid???”