“Don Jazzy signed me 3 days after seeing my video” – Ayra Starr

“Don Jazzy signed me 3 days after seeing my video” – Ayra Starr

Nigerian songstress, Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe better known Ayra Starr has disclosed that her record label boss, Don Jazzy, signed her to a contract within just three days.

In a recent interview, the “Bloody Samaritan” crooner discussed how posting a cover song on social media played a pivotal role in securing a record deal with Mavin Records.

Ayra Starr revealed that her mother encouraged her to create song covers, which shifted her focus from modelling to pursuing a music career.

Ayra Starr,

“I wanted to do modelling because everyone told me I couldn’t do it like I’m not tall enough, and I told them, “Watch me.” And I ended up doing it. When I look back, I’m so proud of little Ayra, too.

It’s because of her that I’m here now. It’s because of that 16-year-old girl who didn’t give up and kept going. I used to do cover [songs] on Instagram. My mum and her friends used to force me to do covers.

I uploaded one cover on Instagram, I didn’t even like the video. But something just kept telling me to post it and I did. Not up to 6 hours later, Don Jazzy reached out. Three days later, he signed me.”

She added

“I’m an artiste to the core, and I want my style, my hair, my music, to represent how I feel. I don’t care about aesthetics, it’s more about how I feel. I’m not bothered about the male, or female gaze, or anybody’s gaze for that matter, except my own.

I’ve always had a mind of my own. Growing up in different places, in different cultures, has shaped my mind. And despite all these influences, I’m still myself. I wrote “Asé” when I was 15 — I had no business writing that song. So that gives you a glimpse of the kind of mindset I had at a young age.”

Read Also: ‘You are not the target audience’ Ayra Starr fumes, slams men for criticizing her skimpy dress

No Comments Yet

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.