In an new interview with Saturday Beats, Seyi explained what really happened at President Jonathan’s meeting with 5,000 Nigerian youth in Lagos. According to her, she had two outfits for the event and the outfit that caused the stir was what she wore to perform. She also emphasised that she is a respectable lady and was not planning to seduce the president in any way. Seyi said:
“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.”
Seyi Shay was the cause of controversy at President Jonathan’s talk with 5,000 Nigerian youth. The sister was pictured in a very skimpy dress smiling at the President and citizens have been calling her out since on the very inappropriate dressing.