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I recorded five songs first day I met Don Jazzy – Ayra Starr

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I recorded five songs first day I met Don Jazzy - Ayra Starr

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe, popularly known as Ayra Starr, has revealed how she recorded five songs the first day he met her record label boss, Don Jazzy.

Starr who recently dropped her album ‘The Year I Turned 21’ boasted about achieving stardom at a young age.

The singer said since she gained prominence with her eponymous debut EP and first full-length project ’19 & Dangerous’ in 2021, her music has been evolving.

She emphasised that she grew up in the spotlight.

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Appearing on Visa’s ‘Music Talks,’ Ayra Starr said, “My first single blew up in Africa and I was overwhelmed. I got to grow up in front of everyone. We need to allow artistes grow and find themselves. So I don’t even know if this is my final form yet, but I don’t think there’s any such thing as a final form. I don’t think so.

“I think there’s eras and times and you just become better. This is the vibe now with Ayra Starr, it might not be there next year. It might be better, it might be bigger.”

On her global acceptance, Starr said, “Different people from different parts of the world love my music. My voice is kind of my sound. I bring the Afrobeats to every genre I enter.”

She disclosed that she recorded five songs during her first meeting with Don Jazzy, who later signed her to Mavin Records.

“I recorded five songs the first day I met Don Jazzy. Three of those ended up in my first EP,” she said.

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Starr recently unveiled her highly-anticipated sophomore album titled, ‘The Year I Turned 21’, which follows the success of her 2021 debut project, ’19 & Dangerous’.

Ayra Starr became a viral sensation after releasing her hit track ‘Bloody Samaritan’ in 2021.

The same year she released her debut studio album “19 and Dangerous” and it included her other chart-topping songs “Away,” “Rush” and “Bloody Samaritan,” which she later remixed with American singer, Kelly Rowland.

With numerous awards and accolades, Starr has become one of the continent’s fastest-rising artistes.

She was among the Nigerian music stars nominated for this year’s Grammy Awards.

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“Rush” earned her a first Grammy nomination in the Best African Music Performance category, making her the youngest Nigerian female artist to be nominated for a Grammy Award in that category.

The music star, however, lost to Tyla, the South African singer.

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Actress Regina Daniels drums support for creation of Anioma State

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Actress Regina Daniels drums support for creation of Anioma State

Nollywood actress, Regina Daniels has drummed support for the creation of Anioma State from Delta State.

A bill for that purpose is currently before the Senate and is being sponsored by Senator Ned Nwoko.

Daniels, in a video on her Instagram page on Friday said “I lend my voice to support the recently sponsored bill by my husband and our distinguished Senator for the creation of Anioma State.

“The creation of Anioma State is long overdue. The 50years struggle of our ancestors must not be in vain. This is the time to make it happen.”

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According to Daniels, Anioma is indeed an endowed culture, as it possessed the classical characteristic of oneness, a shared history, robust culture, language, tradition and features that set the people apart from other local governments in Delta State, yet, uniquely connecting us to the South Eastern States.

“As a true daughter of Anioma, I am immensely proud of the recent sponsored bill for the creation of Anioma State by my beloved husband and our distinguished Senator Ned Munir Nwoko.

“I believe the passage of this bill will heed the clarion call for the creation of the sixth state in the Southeast a long standing injustice. Anioma is the most viable state with a very huge land mass,” she said.

Daniels added that Anioma is blessed with all the natural resources to flourish and strive as a state, saying it goes without saying that the creation of Anioma State would promote fair distribution of “our natural resources and enhance our legislative representative for our people.”

“I humbly appeal to all stakeholders, the Anioma traditional rulers council, the socio-cultural groups, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the Anioma residents to set aside differences and unite in the cause.

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“This is a historic opportunity to bring equity, peace and justice to our people. Thank you so much. People of Anioma I greet you again. Thank you,” Daniels stated.

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“How I handle negative public criticisms” – Yemi Alade

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Renowned Nigerian singer Yemi Alade has shared insights into her approach to navigating the entertainment industry without being drawn into controversies.

The singer of ‘Johnny’ emphasized that she maintains a resilient stance against public opinion.

During the unveiling of her new album, ‘Rebel Queen,’ at a listening party in Lagos, Alade elaborated on how she deals with negative criticism:

“I don’t dwell on it too much. I focus on living my life fully because it’s the only one I have.”

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Alade added, “Whenever I encounter something that doesn’t resonate with me, I simply turn away and continue moving forward. Everyone is entitled to their opinions.”

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“Secretly helping family equals cheating in marriage” – Actress Mercy Gold

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Nollywood actress Mercy Gold Eberechi has shared a new perspective on what constitutes cheating in a marriage.

The rising star, through her Instagram page, stated that women assisting their families without their husband’s consent is also a form of cheating.

Gold emphasized that this is especially true if the husband has paid the bride price in full.

“Assisting your family secretly without your husband’s consent is also cheating in marriage if he paid your bride price in full,” she wrote.

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The post sparked various reactions from her followers:

Ugoeze_01 commented, “No son of a man will hold me back from helping my family because I am the breadwinner.”

Luchi Hairline responded, “Na wa o, what’s this now?”

Jnk Foods, Nwanyi Afiafemi stated, “It is not a gender thing. Both parties should be open about it, simple.”

Ijeoma wrote, “Daughter of Jezebel, look at her eyes.”

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Ig Fbb added, “Way too many rules in this marriage thing. Way too many rules for something that often doesn’t even work.”

Lanoire Ofe questioned, “And what about men who secretly give to their family without informing their wife?”

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