By Patricia Uyeh,
Nigerian singer, Seyi Shay who had an embarrassing fall at the Africa Music Awards stage while performing has revealed she is working on a new song inspired by the fall.
In a chat with the Sunday Scoop, the singer said that after her performance she was angry with everyone backstage.
The ‘Yolo’ singer said:
“At backstage, I was blaming everyone. I blamed my stylist, the designer, and my manager. I even blamed the stage. But the truth is that what is meant to be will be. I think with every lesson, there is a blessing.
“I knew that when I got off the stage and opened my phone, there would be so much talk about my fall. Like I expected, by the time I got to my room, Instablog9ja already had 40,000 views.”
According to her, the AFRIMA’s experience was the first time she would be experiencing such an embarrassing moment. She cited examples of musicians who also had an embarrassing performance in the past.
“You know everybody has a first time. Wizkid, Davido and even Beyonce have suffered similar fate in the past. She fell from the stage. Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez have fallen on stage as well.
“So, when you think about all these stars and their experiences, you will realise that you are not different from them and you are not immune to mistakes as well. I see my fall as a very humbling moment of my life.”
She added that after she left Eko Hotel and Suites venue of show, she went straight to the studio to record a new song titled ‘The fall’ inspired by her embarrassing experience.
Seyi Shay said:
“The title of my new song is The Fall, and it has to do with the AFRIMA’s experience. I plan to drop the song next month. Sometimes, when misfortune happens, you have to look at the positive side and all the opportunities in it to turn the misfortune into fortune. That’s what we are doing right now.”
“I guess the fall just brought out the best in me. It made me realise that I wasn’t invincible. Since I knew that it was a live show, watched by everyone across the globe, I couldn’t embarrass my country. I had no choice but to get up and finish the show.
“It was the dress I wore that caused the fall, but most people didn’t know that. I stepped on it and the material dragged me down. I will be 100 per cent careful when considering my costume going forward,”
Photo credit :Instagram @iamseyishay