Singer Seyi Shay wore a skimpy dress as her performance outfit at the ‘Meet the President’ event a few days ago and got a lot of criticisms for the choice of her outfit to the event where Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan met with 5,000 Nigerian youths in Lagos.
In a recent interview published by Punch, Seyi explained that she had two outfits for the event and the outfit that caused the controversy was the performance one. She also stressed the fact that she is a respectable lady and had no plans of seducing the president in any way.
The singer stated in the interview:
I am a very respectable young lady and I was not in any way trying to seduce the President with the outfit I wore. I had two outfits for the event, one was for my performance and the other was worn after I performed. The dress I was pictured in with the President was what I wore during my performance.
I came on stage and greeted everyone according to their culture and I did the same for Mr. President. He was impressed and he asked where and how I knew how to greet in his native dialect and I said I learnt it. That was what brought about the giggling and smiles in the picture. I’m a performer and what I do on stage doesn’t reflect my everyday life. I had two outfits on that day and it was a youth event. Who wouldn’t feel overwhelmed meeting the President? Well, I did and I felt honoured because it is not every day you get to meet the president of your country.