The 17-year-old Nigerian Idol contestant criticised by Seyi Shay says he was broken emotionally and psychologically.


Seyi Shay, who is a singer, is one of the judges for the show’s 6th season alongside DJ Sose and Obi Asika.

On Sunday, she had condemned the rendition of the aspiring artiste, describing it as terrible. Seyi Shay had also told the teenager that he shouldn’t have auditioned for the show, adding that he “can’t make money being a singer.”

As videos from the show spread on social media, a number of users had tackled Seyi Shay over the way she passed her verdict on the teenager.


Amid the backlash, a Twitter user with the handle Ayo Torrus identified himself as the contestant who was condemned.

Quoting the video of Seyi Shay’s verdict, he said: “This broke me emotionally and psychologically. But God got me.”

In Seyi Shay’s judgement, the 35-year-old songstress had said: “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.


“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.”

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