The photo of Seyi Shay looking under dressed and smiling with the president went viral this week with Lots of people castigating her for dressing like that to meet with the president. In a recent interview, the singer said that she has no intention of seducing the president because she is a respectable woman. She said that as a matter of fact he was impressed when she greeted in the audience in his dialect and he asked her how come she learnt how to speak their dialect;
“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.”