Seyi Shay is currently being dragged on Twitter and here is the full story.
The ‘Right Now’ crooner who is currently a judge on the reality music show, Nigerian Idols gave her verdict to a singer at the audition on Sunday.
Seyi Shay had told the singer, “Somebody lied to you and told you to come and audition, and that person, you should go back and tell them they’re not your friends because that was not good audition.
“Oh, you have a good talking voice, and it comes out in your singing voice, but your performance, terrible. You’re never going to make money being a singer.”
Many felt the criticism was rather harsh seeing as the countenance of the singer changed while she was saying those words to him.
See the video of the audition.
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
Here are some reactions.
Seyi Shay should have tried the sandwich approach
Praise them again
That’s how to give feedback
Eg: nice voice, I think your performance could be better if trained, once again, nice voice.
How you say a thing matters also.
— Aproko Doctor (@aproko_doctor) March 28, 2021
I don’t know if Seyi Shay was harsh or not, but my own be say upcoming artiste no suppose dey any panel dey judge fellow upcoming artistes.
— UG (@UgwunnaEjikem) March 28, 2021
When I saw Seyi Shay and Nigerian Idol trending, I legit thought she came to audition as well.😭
— Omoniyi Israel (@OMOlSSY) March 28, 2021
Seyi Shay’s choice of words are actually worse than that boy’s performance
— MAKANAKI (@black_bhoy_) March 28, 2021
The Seyi shay situation is typical of women in positions, especially when the recipient is of opposite gender. We witness it everyday.. in school, in offices. Everywhere
— Loladè (@Lolade4PF) March 28, 2021
Reacting to the backlash, Seyi Shay took to her page to write:
— Seyi Shay BIGGIRL (@iamseyishay) March 28, 2021