“At 14, my math teacher predicted Mavin would sign me” – Ayra Starr recounts


Nigerian singer Ayra Starr has recalled how her secondary school math teacher foresaw that her record company, Mavin, would sign her.

This information was disclosed by the singer, whose real name is Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe, during a recent episode of “Afrobeats Intelligence” with Joey Akan.

Ayra Starr revealed that her math teacher saw her potential and even foresaw the day when Mavin would sign her.

She claimed that even though she was only 14 years old, she was inspired to join the choir and get better at singing because he had faith in her.

AYra received encouragement from the teacher to post her videos for others to view online.

She was signed to Don Jazzy’s record label, just as he had predicted.

In her words;

“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.”

Ayra Starr becomes the first Nigerian female artist to hit 100million streams on Spotify

Rave of the moment Ayra Starr has spoken out following her record breaking achievement.

The Mavins signee made history as the first female Nigerian singer to surpass 100million streams on Spotify.

According to Chart data, Ayra Starr’ hit song, ‘Rush’ has become the first solo song by a female Nigerian artist to surpass 100 million streams on Spotify.

@ayrastarr’s “Rush” becomes the first solo song by a female Nigerian artist to surpass 100 million streams on Spotify”, the tweet read.

Reacting to it, Ayra Starr noted how things that were once a dream to her are becoming her reality.

Congratulating herself she tweeted, “The things that were once just dreams. Congratulations superstar @ayrastarr!!!!”.