Nigerian singer Ayra Starr has revealed that the studio session that produced the hit song “Sability’’ was one of the “most unserious studio session’’ she has had as a singer.
The “Rush” crooner made the revelation during an interview with “Nairobi New’’ while narrating how she made the hit song.
The 20-year-old Mavins Record singer disclosed that she and her crew were “on the ground laughing” while recording the song because every line sounded funny to them.
“‘Sability’ was one of my funniest studio sessions ever. It was too funny that after every line, we will just be on the ground laughing because it was so so funny. It was the most unserious studio session. I was happy to do something new. I wanted to do something new.’’
Starr, who is one of the fastest-rising Afrobeat acts at the moment, also said she made the song out of her desire to do something different and new with her sound.
“I remember saying last year that I wanted to make music I grew up listening to. Music that played at birthday parties. You know all those big African music that every country can listen to, even foreign countries. So, that was what I wanted to do. And I ended up doing that with ‘Sability’.”
“Sability’’ is a remake of the 1999 hit song “Coupe Bibamba’’ by legendary African musician Awilo Longonba. Ayra used his chorus as backup for the hit song. Awilo appears pleased with the remake and has shared it on his social media timeline.