Sheyi Shay has given her stance on nudity in the entertainment industry
Sheyi Shay, the Nigerian music act gives explanation on why she has not appeared nude in any of her videos past and that she intends not to, in the nearest future.
In an interview with Encomium, when asked on what she thinks about nudity, she said;
I’ve never been nude in any of my videos, I’ve just been trendy. Being nude is like stack naked, right? I don’t stand for it, I don’t think it’s tasteful. But I do think that everybody has a right to their own creative expression. I’m not going to be nude in my videos, I promise.
On whether nudity can be corrected both in musical videos and the entertainment industry as a whole, she said yes.
Yes, of course! I actually think that we can correct it in the industry generally if the trend setters and influential people start buying into the idea of people being covered up. We as Nigerians we are very hypocritical, nobody’s talking about what these men and women do behind closed doors, in settings where there are no cameras. We just scrutinize and criticize people who are just working, making their money. We can change the whole view on TV and it would still be cool. I’m not hypocritical, what happens behind closed doors? I could cover up and all my peers could do the same, but it still won’t change what happens when there are no cameras.
When quizzed further if what is portrayed on TV is a reflection of the artiste personality, she said that they only give what the people want.
No, it’s a reflection of what the people that are watching are and want.
Sheyi Shay is set to release her debut album soon. She titled it ‘Sheyi or Shay’.