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


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.


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.


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.


“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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