Oyinkansola Aderibigbe, the Nigerian songstress better known as Ayra Starr, has revealed how she got signed to Mavins Records.


In a chat with Hip TV on Friday, the singer said despite her reluctance to showcase her talent, her belief in God gave her music career the wide publicity.

She added that a few minutes after she posted a freestyle video, Don Jazzy, the Mavin Records boss, reached out to her via Instagram’s direct message.

“I just allowed God to manifest his grace through me. I use to model because I had to make little money for school but I always knew music was going to come,” she said.


“The way music manifested, the way it came into my life was like if I had not believed in God, it wouldn’t have happened. I just posted a cover on Instagram that day but I didn’t want to post it.

“I was like it’s too ugly, it’s too emotional, I shouldn’t post it and something kept telling me not to post it, but I posted it.

“It was not up to an hour, my record label boss saw the video and sent me a message like oh come to the studio – and here I am today.”


Ayra Starr also disclosed how she and Kelly Rowland, the US singer, connected for ‘Bloody Samaritan’ remix.

“She sent me a DM and she was like she wants to jump on Bloody Samaritan. I grew up listening to Kelly Rowland and now that I have a song with her, it’s amazing,” she said.

In July 2021, Ayra Starr dropped ‘Bloody Samaritan’, a track off her debut album ‘19 & Dangerous’.

The following year, the 20-year-old and Kelly Rowland combined for the remix of the song.


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