Music producer, Solomon Oyeniyi, aka KSolo, has slammed singer, Seyi Shay, for her harsh comments to a young singer at this year’s audition of the television reality show, Nigerian Idol.
Seyi Shay had went viral on social media after the video surfaced online, as she had told the singer, “Somebody lied to you and told you to come and audition, and that person, you should go back and tell them they’re not your friends because that was not good audition.
“Oh, you have a good talking voice, and it comes out in your singing voice, but your performance, terrible. You’re never going to make money being a singer.”
Speaking with Sunday Scoop, KSolo also shared his thought on the issue, saying, “On this Seyi Shay issue, I tweeted about it. I was upset. I don’t want to believe that there is nobody that cannot make money in the industry. I met Timaya after he went for the Street to Star talent hunt. If it was the Nigerian Idol Timaya went to, I am sure he would have been kicked out. A judge like Seyi Shay would have made him believe he could not do music.
“Imagine someone that her music needs evaluation evaluating another person. She is still a work in progress herself. The hypocrisy in the industry is so bad. There are people who have made ‘legends’, yet they are not on that seat. It is a slap on the music industry’s face. What she said was so bad.
“If an artiste like Small Doctor goes for the Nigerian Idol audition, I am sure he would not be chosen. There are a lot of things attached to music beyond the voice. The craft is also important. Some people can sing in a vocal booth, but when you put them on a stage, they cannot sing. What criteria do the judges even use to select?”
On hypocrisy in the music industry. He added, “There is a lot of deceitfulness and hypocrisy in the music industry. Few of us that stand our ground are being given names. To get yourself to the limelight is easy when you have money. However, when you get there, it’s time for you to rebrand and fix yourself and your craft. But, a lot of people are not doing it. Because of the money on the table, the deceitfulness is so loud.”