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Seyi Shay Female singer's Instagram competition hit with controversy

Called #MyJangilovaCompetition, the competition involved fans recording a 15 second video of their favourite part of the song and upload it to Instagram.

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 3rd Nigerian Entertainment Conference play The three most liked videos would win prizes. The prizes were a Blackberry Passport, N50, 000 and a nite out with Seyi Shay respectively. (NEC)
  play A screenshot of Debbie's video (Instagram )

In a bid to raise awareness for her latest single and video 'Jangilova', Seyi Shay created a competition on May 6, 2015.

Called #MyJangilovaCompetition, the competition involved fans recording a 15 second video of their favourite part of the song and upload it to Instagram. The three most liked videos would win prizes. The prizes were a Blackberry Passport, N50, 000 and a nite out with Seyi Shay respectively.

The competition has officially ended, and Seyi Shay has come out to thank all those who particpated. "Hey lovers, my #jangilovecompetition has finally come to an end, thank you for all your entries. We've had a blast and cried of laughter with them" she wrote on Instagram.

She also pointed out a video from an Instagram user called debbie_veren that had over 18, 000 likes. Seyi Shay expressed her doubt concerning the video's high amount of likes.

"It has also come to our attention that this entry has over 18,000likes. As much as I appreciate her sweet voice and the love to enter the competition, me wey get d page never even see up to 5000likes for any other post. We are aware that some people can buy likes on IG so alarm bells are ringing o!  But seriously, this is very unfair to others who could have entered the competition fairly, I know say nobody wan carry last so PLEASE y'all, help me judge.. Thank you" she wrote.

Seyi Shay's statement concerning the video raised controversy with many saying that they saw nothing wrong with the high number of likes even if they were bought. Some others felt that the likes on the video were fake and deserved to be disqualified.

Nollywood actor Mofe Duncan jumped into the fray by disagreeing with Seyi Shay and rooting for debbie_veren. "I rooted for her @iamseyishay ,@debbie_veren deserves to win. She did what any fan would do, she answered ur call and now she's getting blamed for picking up. #JustSaying tho who am I to question!? But she's a friend and she interned at rhythm fm Abuja and thus knows people. PS: even if it were true? She need not be called out like that" he wrote on Instagram.

Seyi Shay's 'Jangilova' was released on April 20, 2015. The accompanying video came out three days later. Seyi Shay's debut album will be out in October this year.

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