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Pretty Mike attacks Seyi Shay over ‘harsh’ comments on Nigerian Idol

Socialite and entrepreneur, Pretty Mike has slammed Seyi Shay, for harsh comments to a young singer at this year’s audition of the televisio...


Socialite and entrepreneur, Pretty Mike has slammed Seyi Shay, for harsh comments to a young singer at this year’s audition of the television reality show, Nigerian Idol.

Seyi Shay who is a judge on the show recently told a 19-year-old girl that she cannot sing and shouldn’t think of plying that route for her future career.

Recalling how his high school teacher built a choir from students who are not good at singing, Pretty Mike stated that his teacher told him that everyone can sing.

According to him: ”Having seen a video of a 19 years old girl auditioning at Nigerian Idols and Seyi Shay specifically saying she can’t sing and shouldn’t consider plying that route is the sickest thing I’ve seen recently, Kindness is so easy to give, I really don’t know why people choose otherwise. She’s just a lady with a dream!

 “Killing people’s confidence can only stem from a place of deepseethed insecurity and hate. It sickened me watching that girl grovel for an opportunity that wasn’t even worth her dignity. “I pray she learns and works on her voice. I pray she understands that a thousand Seyi Shays don’t have the final say over her aspirations and life.

“For the judges of these shows and auditions, the gap between constructive criticism and undiluted harshness is as wide as the Pacific Ocean, they can never be the same. For contestants of Nigerian idols, Big brother Naija and every other reality or talent hunt show out there, I want you to know that your dreams are valid and achievable”.

Seyi Shay’s statement also elicited various comments from fans on social media.