Seyi Shay was undoubtedly one of the most hated celebrities of 2021. When asked why people hate her, Seyi gave an answer that has once again upset many Nigerians during the interview.
Seyi Shay was asked: “Is it fair to say you were misunderstood?”, to which she replied; “Of course. I feel like I’m the most misunderstood person in the industry but Big Girl will take them to school. They will understand.”
Then she was asked “Do you think such misunderstanding from the public influences their reception of the music?” Seyi replied; “No, I think music speaks for itself. Music has its own communication level while the person behind the music is another story. I feel like people misunderstand me without actually trying to know me and it’s typical of Nigerians to not take time to get to know somebody or something. They kind of follow the trend when one person says they don’t like you — without knowing why. We can be surfaced but also strong and determined to make whatever we believe in pop and that’s been proven with growth of Afrobeats.”
She went on to say; That’s what music is about for me. My aim is to connect with young girls that are going to become big girls one day and women that are not necessarily comfortable with being so open. I’m giving these people a voice in some way because I know I’m not the only one that has experienced some of these vulnerable moments in life. Sharing it helps to break the walls and the silence of people dying to tell their own story.
Her replies to the questions during the interview have left some Nigerians boiling again
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