- Seyi Shay trended online on Sunday, March 28, 2021, following an episode of Nigerian Idol in which she is a judge
- The singer received criticisms from internet users after she told a contestant that he'd never make money as a singer
- The 17-year-old boy identified as Ayo later took to social media to reveal her comments on the show 'broke him'
Nigerians on social media have blasted singer/songwriter, Seyi Shay, over her comments about a 17-year-old upcoming singer, Ayo, which many considered mean and harsh.
Seyi Shay who is one of three judges - and the only female - at the ongoing Nigerian Idol, passed her judgement after Ayo sang for them, rejecting his performance as worthy of getting a Golden Ticket.
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Ayo who had suffered a bad case of the nerves got three Nos from the judges, with Seyi Shay adding that he would never make money being a musician.
This left several internet users displeased as they believed her comments should have been less harsh.
Read some reactions from Twitter:
"Seyi Shay should have tried the sandwich approach. Praise first, Criticize, 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."
"Simon Cowell told Jennifer Hudson at American Idols season 3 that “This is a prize for those who sing and not for those who shout", babe went on to win Oscar, BAFTA, SAG, 2 Grammys (6 nominations)... Seyi Shay no be God."
"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."
"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."
Ayo who had received several encouraging messages from social media users revealed that the singer's comments really broke him.
In his words:
"This broke me Emotionally and Psychologically, but God got me!! Woke up this morning! ,Saw all your Words of Encouragement!, I really appreciate you all, Never gonna stop! , I'll keep pushing!!!. ,( also shout to @frankedoho @TayeOlusola @ChumaNnoli and everyone. @Nigerianidol a little word of encouragement helps!. Bless Up "
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Well, despite receiving heavy criticisms on social media, it appears Seyi Shays does not feel any remorse for her statement and has likened herself to Judge Judy.
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"I’m feeling like #JudgeJudy right now. You either LOVE her OR you HATE her, and that’s quite ALRIGHT! Either way, Thanks for the #1 trend tweeps."
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Another celebrity who recently received backlash on social media is Toyin Lawani.
The stylist who was among the guests that showed up for the movie premiere of The Prophetess did not hold back on following the 'celestial theme' as she showed up in what appeared to be a nun outfit.
However, the Tiannah Empire CEO who is known for her daring and eccentric fashion scene left jaws hanging as her nun outfit had a thigh-high opening on two sides at the front, leaving quite a lot of people stunned.
The photos which have gone viral on social media has left quite a number of people enraged as they found her outfit blasphemous to Christianity.
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