'You’re Never Going To Make It As A Singer' – Seyi Shay Dragged For Ridiculing Contestant
Seyi Shay said that the young boy should not have auditioned for the show at all; even though he has a singing voice, his performance was terrible.
Popular singer and actress, Deborah Oluwaseyi, better known as Seyi Shay is being bashed on social media for thrashing the performance of a 17-year-old aspiring singer.
In a video making rounds on social media, the talented songwriter who is one of the judges of a talent show is seen condemning the performance of a 17-year-old Nigerian Idol contestant.
According to Seyi Shay, the young boy should not have auditioned for the show at all; even though he has a singing voice, his performance was terrible. In addition, she noted that the kid can never make money from singing.
Multichoice Nigeria had recently announced that Season 6 of Nigerian Idol would premiere on 14 March.
The weekly show will return after a five-year hiatus and will be aired on DStv Channel 198 and GOtv Channel 29 at 6 pm WAT.
The announcement follows online auditions, which were held from 29 November to 13 December when more than 3 600 entries were received. This year’s winner will walk away with a grand prize package worth more than ₦50m (about $130 000).
“This season of Nigerian Idol is like nothing you’ve ever seen,” MultiChoice Nigeria chief customer officer Martin Mabutho said. “In line with our promise to always bring the best and most entertaining content to our customers, we have put together a show that we’re sure will have viewers on the edge of their seats.
''Nigerian Idol is famed for producing superstars and this season, we’re going even bigger – with the grand prize and with everything else. We can’t wait to show you all we have planned.”
Africa Magic channel director Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu added: “We believe that this season’s Nigerian Idol will produce a fresh crop of talent who will be well-grounded to conquer both the local and global music scene.”
''The show will be hosted by TV personality IK Osakioduwa and previously announced judges for the contest include Obi Asika, Seyi Shay and DJ Sose.
“I was excited when I was called to host this show because I once auditioned to host the contest and I didn’t get it,” Osakioduwa said.
“I did go on to host something else that was just as grime and just as beautifully produced by African Magic or M-Net at the time, but now is a chance to go back and I am excited about this. I can guarantee that this will be like nothing the fans have ever seen.”