Video: ‘You can’t make money being a singer’ — Seyi Shay slams Nigerian Idol contestant

March 29, 2021
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A video of Seyi Shay, Nigerian singer, heavily criticising a 17-year-old Nigerian Idol contestant has surfaced online and gone viral.

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The singer is one of the judges for the show’s sixth season alongside DJ Sose and Obi Asika.

The yet-to-be-identified teenager came out on Sunday to make his presentation on the show.

But the songwriter, whose real name is Oluwaseyi Odedere, started laughing while the contestant was presenting.

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In her assessment after he had finished his rendition, Sheyi Shay described his “performance as terrible.”

The 35-year-old also told the teenager that he should not have auditioned for the show in the first place, adding that he “cannot make money being a singer.”

“I am laughing because I can’t just believe what I just heard. Who told you to come for the show’s audition. You should go back and tell them they’re not your friends. That was not a good one. You have a sweet, token voice but your performance is terrible. You’re never going to make money being a singer,” she said.

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The music star said the contestant could, however, contact her later for a guide on songwriting if he is interested in pursuing a career in that regard.

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“I love you, you’re so sweet but you’re not a singer. For songwriting, hit me up, we’ll talk about it but that singing thing won’t work out. Sorry darling,” she added.

Nigerian Idol, the local version of the Idol series franchise, a reality television singing competition, is making its return after about a six-year hiatus.

This year’s edition of the show is being hosted by IK Osakioduwa, ace on-air-personality (OAP).

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