The video making the rounds on social media shows Ms. Seyi
Shay giving her verdict on the performance of one of the contestants has brought social media I drag and slam the judge.
Following the premiere of the Nigerian Idol singing competition on Saturday and one of the judges has been slammed on all social media platforms for being insensitive while critiquing a performer.
Some of the commenters were truly not against the judge critiquing the contestant, but their anger is directed at her method of criticism.
In the video, Ms. Seyi was seen telling the 17-year-old contestant to home and tell whoever told him to come for the audition that they some mean him well. Your audition is not good because you allowed your talking voice to interfere with your singing voice. Your performance is zero. You are never going to make money making music. You are not a singer.
Her statement has, however, elicited diverse reactions from Twitter
Some commenters trolled her for being harsh on the young man. Other commenters dragged her for having a dead career while having the guts
to tell the young man that he will never make money from singing is
Here are some of the outbursts from Twitter.
“Lmaooo from Seyi shay? Seyi shay that has gone down the big
drain in the same music industry? Ahhhh
God knows if I was the guy I’ll have said things that will
make her depressed. Since all of us dey meant.”
“She knows one of two things about not making it as a singer actually. She’s speaking from experience.”
“Seyi shay had just one job that is to constructively criticize a performance as not to attack their self-esteem she failed at it again just like her music career. This is terrible.”
“All bants aside, for a show like this, the guy’s audition didn’t cut it. I just watched it like now, yea Seyi shay went hard with her critique, but the dude wasn’t cut out for the show mbok.”
“This is the most toxic shit I’ve seen today. Such horrible words to say to anybody and even worse, she said it to a teenager. This isn’t criticism, this is just being terribly mean.”
“Seyi Shay is a talented artist that didn’t blow well well, you’ll think someone like that would understand how to be kind to fellow upcoming artists.”