- Singer Seyi Shay has gained a reputation as the bluntest judge on the current season of Nigerian Idol
- The singer’s brutal feedback to a 17-year-old contestant fetched her heavy backlash on social media
- Under the guise of ‘tough love’, Seyi told the young boy that he had a terrible audition and would never make it as a singer
Nigerian singer Seyi Shay has sparked mixed reactions in the online community 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.
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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 she had to say to the contestant. 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.
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However, Seyi’s comment fetched her heavy backlash on social media. Read what people had to say below:
"Very rude watched it today all d judges re very rude abeg."
"I watched it and I think seyi was too hard on him, he's 17. Easy does it, words are arrows."
"This wasn’t constructive criticism, she was just being mean. All these new judges are tryna be like Simon Cowell but it’s a big miss for me."
"Simon and every other judge does this. It’s very normal for judges to be this blunt."
"It was really rude i wanted to cry for the boy sef, He was at the verge of crying sef."
Some months ago, Legit.ng reported that the singer got her fans and followers on social media talking after she hinted at the type of man she wants to spend her life with.
According to the singer, she needed a man who prays and also pays. She asked God to bless her with a man who had these qualities.