Nigerian music sensation, Ayra Starr, recently disclosed that when she was 14 years old, her mathematics teacher predicted that she would be signed to Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records.
The singer who sees herself as a “celestial being” shared this insight during an exclusive interview with Joey Akan on the latest edition of “Afrobeats Intelligence.”
The 14-year-old Ayra had already shown a passion for music, but it was her teacher’s unwavering belief in her talents that gave her the confidence to pursue her dreams.
“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,” she revealed.
Despite being a Muslim, Ayra’s teacher also supported her Christian faith and encouraged her to join the church choir, which helped her hone her singing skills.
“He was even Muslim, but he would tell me to go to church and join the choir. He was my math teacher,” the singer further revealed.
Looking back, Ayra credits her teacher’s unwavering support and belief in her as one of the key factors that propelled her to success.
Don Jazzy took notice of Ayra Starr after she began sharing cover versions of popular songs by various artists on her YouTube channel and Instagram.
Since being signed to Mavin Records in 2020, Ayra has released hit songs such as “Away”, “Rush”, “Stability”, and a couple of others which have earned her a loyal fan base and critical acclaim.
Her unique sound, which blends elements of Afrobeat and R&B, has made her one of the most exciting new artists to watch in the Nigerian music scene.
As of today, Mavin Records has several notable music artists under its label, including Ladipoe, Johnny Drille, Rema, Ayra Starr, Magixx, Crayon, Bayanni, Boy Spyce, and DJ Big N.