As a fast-rising Nigerian singer, Ayra Starr is one of the many inspirations for aspiring musicians around the world. In her most recent edition of Afrobeats Intelligence with Joey Akan, Ayra Starr shared an enlightening story about a mathematics teacher who foresaw her career in music when she was just 14 years old.
Ayra Starr recounted the experience with her Muslim teacher who was impressed with her curiosity and love of music. The instructor motivated her to join the choir and improve her singing, and even went as far as to tell her that she would get signed to Mavin, the record label she is currently signed to. The teacher also encouraged her to put her videos online so that other people could see them.
She said in part:
“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,”
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