How Ayra Starr’s Math Teacher Predicted Her Music Success At The Age Of 14

Ayra Starr/Instagram @ayrastarr
Ayra Starr/Instagram @ayrastarr

Nigerian songstress Ayra Starr has revealed how her mathematics teacher noticed her musical potential at the age of 14 and predicted that she would be signed to Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records.

The “Rush” crooner made the revelation in the “Afrobeats Intelligence” interview with media personality Joey Akan.

The “Celestial Being,” as she is fondly called, recalled how her teacher, who was not a Christian, advised her to join her church’s choir because of her talent at such a tender age.

She also said the teacher advised her to take the path of making videos and posting them online.

The Sability singer said:

I have a teacher that literally inspired me. He said I was going to be signed to Mavin. Its 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 Maths teacher.”

Ayra Starr heeded the advice of her teacher and has ended up as one of the biggest acts in the African entertainment industry.


Surprisingly, Don Jazzy discovered Ayra Starr through a video post she made online. She surely has her teacher to thank for directing her on the right path.

Ayra Starr has gone on to establish herself in the global entertainment industry and collaborated with American singer Kelly Rowland for the remix of her “Bloody Samaritan” hit song.

Do you think her math teacher is responsible for her success?

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