What My Fall On AFRIMA Stage Inspired Me To Do – Sheyi Shay

Nigerian singer, Sheyi Shay, suffered an embarrassing moment at the AFRIMA Awards as she fell on the stage while performing.

The fall, however, according to the singer was an inspiration to her as she went into the booth to cook up an amazing tune.

Despite not winning big at the awards compared to other music counterparts including Tiwa Savage and Wizkid, Sheyi Shay, while speaking during a chat with Sunday Scoop 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.”

The artiste noted that the AFRIMA experience was the first time she had experienced such an embarassment.

She noted: “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.”

Sheyi Shay added that immediately she left the AFRIMA event venue, she went straight to make her latest single, ‘Yolo Yolo’.

She added: “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.”

Speaking on her conduct after the fall on stage, Sheyi Shay said: “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.”