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What I Sacrificed For My First Nollywood Role – Singer, Seyi Shay

Posted by on July 7th, 2018



Seyi Shay made a major move on her career
in the Nigerian entertainment industry when
she successfully landed a lead role in Biola
Alabi’s yet to be released movie ‘Lara and
the Beat’.
When the news came to limelight, there were
Speculations that putting her music-making
craft on hold for acting may come at a price.
However, in a chat with Showtime, Seyi Shay
confirmed that venturing into Nollywood came
with a huge price.
The singer said:-
“I had to leave my own work, my singing
career for a month or two because the hours
on set were very long so I couldn’t get to the
studio to record my own song. I couldn’t do
shows when I wanted to and I lost some
money but I also made a great movie, so I’m
She confessed that though while on set
filming, she nursed fears that the time she
was spending out of music may have negative
effects on her craft but was later grateful for
her decision because it finally paid off on her
“I was worried that time spent out of the
music scene would work against me but
thankfully it didn’t. Because this movie has
added to my profile and my brand and you
know by the time the movie comes out it will
increase my popularity so it’s just refreshing
to have something new added to my résumé”,
she said.
She added that though her first experience
was exhausting; she would probably take up
more movie roles if they come her way.
“I will probably take up more movie roles. At
first I said I would never act again because
it’s so long and tiring. You know as a
musician, a video for a song takes like 6 to 8
hours, so I was so exhausted but at the end I
was thoroughly pleased with myself. So yes, I
would do it again probably with the same
production”, she concluded.


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