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.
Copyright 2024 TheCable. All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from TheCable.
Follow us on twitter @Thecablestyle