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Seyi Shay still my mentor despite harsh criticism- 17–year–old contestant



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Ademola Olonilua

Just a few days in the past, singer Seyi Shay, who’s a choose on the continuing Nigerian Idol expertise present, trended on Twitter over her harsh criticism of a 17-year-old singer, Mayowa Odueyungbo aka Torrus, throughout audition.

In her evaluation after Torrus had completed his rendition, Sheyi Shay described his efficiency as “horrible.”

In a video snippet that surfaced on the web, the Irawo singer stated, “I’m laughing as a result of I can’t simply imagine what I simply heard. Who instructed you to come back for the present’s audition? It’s best to return and inform them they’re not your mates. That was not one. You’ve a candy voice however your efficiency is horrible. You’re by no means going to earn a living being a singer.”

Nonetheless, Torrus acknowledged that regardless of Seyi Shay’s harsh criticism of his audition, he would nonetheless see her as a task mannequin.

“I’ve all the time identified Seyi Shay and I like her music.

She is somebody I look as much as as a task mannequin. What occurred has not modified the best way I see her. She has solely made me to wish to work tougher and be a greater musician.


“It was the primary audition I might be going for. I used to be watching tv once I noticed the commercial. I used to be so excited that I used to be going to satisfy Seyi Shay and lots of gifted artistes. I used to be so glad that I might get the chance to satisfy them. After I went for the audition, I used to be so excited to see Seyi Shay and I used to be so nervous as a result of I’ve by no means been to such an occasion. When it occurred, once I did my audition, I felt actually unhealthy about what she stated however later, I’m so glad that Seyi Shay did her job as a coach. She boosted my morale to work on my confidence, craft and myself,” he stated.

Torus stated that regardless of what Seyi Shay stated, he would earn a living by means of music.

The younger singer shared, “I don’t imagine that I might by no means earn a living by means of music. Burna Boy as soon as stated that if your self, belief your self, and you’re properly decided, nobody can decide who you’re. I picked that up and I’ll by no means surrender. As for writing a music for Seyi Shay, I’ve not reached out to her. I can strive however I have no idea if she goes to answer.

“I’m so overwhelmed about how folks reached out to me. I bought many messages from my household, pals and gifted artistes like Duncan Daniels who works with Timi Dakolo. I’m being mentored by him.”

In line with the scholar of Mass Communication at Babcock College, music is the one factor he likes to do.

“I’m a pupil of Babcock College and I’m finding out Mass Communication simply to enhance my music. Music is one thing that I’ve a ardour for and it makes me so glad. I wish to make folks really feel glad and I wish to try this by means of my music. I additionally wish to communicate the reality by means of my music,” he stated.


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