Nigerian singer, Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe, popularly known as Ayra Starr, has recounted how one of her secondary school teachers predicted her success in the music industry.
Speaking during the recent edition of “Afrobeats Intelligence” with Joey Akan, Ayra Starr noted that her mathematics teacher believed in her talent and even predicted that Mavin would sign her.
She mentioned that she was only 14 years old at the time, and that he also motivated her to join the choir and improve her singing.
She said her math teacher encouraged her to share her videos online for people to see, and just as he predicted, years later, she was signed into Don Jazzy’s record label, Mavin.
“I have a teacher that literally inspired me. He said I was going to be signed to Mavin. It’s crazy. I was 14 then, and he said, ‘Mavin is going to sign you. Start making videos.’ He would just inspire me. He was even Muslim, but he would tell me to go to church and join the choir. He was my math teacher,” she said.
Watch her speak below,
In other news, popular Nigerian singer, Iyanya has responded to a young man who threatened him online for lusting over his girlfriend.
It all started after Iyanya took to his Twitter handle to recount how a lady caught his eye in the crowd during his performance at Davido’s Timeless concert in Lagos and asked her to contact him.
Moments later, he gave an update on the microblogging platform that he had found the lady and shared her photo with the caption, “Update: It seems we’ve found the girl.😍”.
However, a man claiming to be the lady’s boyfriend, while responding to the tweet, asked Iyanya to take down his posts about his girlfriend and threatened to take action if they were not removed.
In response, Iyanya asked the young man to provide proof that the lady is really his girlfriend. He even went further to invite the alleged lover of his crush to join them on a dinner date.