The talented Nigerian singer being a judge on the Nigerian Idol reality television show, Seyi Shay, has come to face harsh criticism from critics who believe that her judging technique is quite harsh. Ever since the show aired its audition, the singer has come under heavy criticism due to the way she is said to judges the contestants.
In one of the sit-down episodes of Rubbin Minds with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the dazzling songstress made the clarification that she is paid to be a judge on the show and not a psychiatrist. She went on to add that she is only being honest and blunt with the contestants which apparently does not sit well with the spirit of Nigerians.
She said, “I did not think that Nigerians were not ready for the truth. I am quite blunt and I keep it real all the time; I don’t beat around the bush. The first show was such a shocker. At the end of the day, it is TV and it will always be made to look more elaborate than it was.
“Most of the contestants that came to audition for Nigerian Idols were really good and a few of them were really bad. I am here to judge. Now, we have gone into the live episodes; so, it is now in Nigerian’s hands to decide who to be on the show or not.”
She noted that earlier during the taping of the show, the obligation was on the three judges to either kick people out or allow them to stay.
She continued, “My reactions are real and very honest, but I did not know Nigerians were not ready to hear the truth. I am there to do a job; I was paid to do a job. I am a judge and not a counselor or psychiatrist. I am there, to tell the truth. I am always keeping it real. I feel like too many people are hooked on smoke screens and mirrors and social media plays a big part.”
Seyi Shay made a further comment saying that if Nigerians said more of the truth to each other, people would be able to make better decisions for the country and economy, and probably be mandated not to vote for the people who are not eligible to lead the country. “The point is that I am a judge and I am doing a great job,” Seyi Shay noted.