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RIHANNA ENCOUNTER LEAVES AYRA STARR STARSTRUCK: “I DIDN’T KNOW SHE WAS REAL!

In a recent interview, Nigerian singer Ayra Starr revealed her astonishing encounter with Grammy-winning superstar Rihanna, leaving her utterly starstruck. The 20-year-old singer, known for her hit single “Rush,” met Rihanna at the Authentic Woman event in London a few weeks ago, and the experience left her in awe.

Starr confessed that until their meeting, she didn’t believe Rihanna was a real person. “I have a lot of pinch-me moments,” she said. “I met Rihanna the other day. I didn’t think she was real. When I saw her, I was like, ‘Oh, you’re like a human being like me; beautiful and amazing.'” The Nigerian singer’s reaction is relatable, given Rihanna’s larger-than-life persona and immense global influence.

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The encounter was more than just a brief meeting, as Starr revealed that she had the opportunity to sit down with Rihanna and discuss her career. The “Work” singer even offered Starr valuable advice, which left her feeling inspired and motivated. “It just feels so good to sit down with her and talk about my career and her giving me advice. It was the most amazing thing,” Starr gushed.

The meeting between the two singers is a testament to the growing global appeal of Afrobeats, a genre that has been gaining momentum in recent years. When asked about the reasons behind Afrobeats’ increasing popularity, Starr attributed it to the genre’s high-energy and positivity. “It [Afrobeats] is high-vibrational. There’s a lot happening in the world. After COVID-19, there was a lot of sadness and negativity in the world. Afrobeats was that thing that came to give everybody ginger and high-vibrational positivity again. I feel like we are just blessed.”

Starr’s comments highlight the role of music in providing solace and comfort during difficult times. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the world, leaving many people feeling anxious, depressed, and isolated. Afrobeats, with its infectious rhythms and uplifting lyrics, has been a beacon of hope for many, offering a much-needed escape from the negativity and uncertainty of the past few years.

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The genre’s global appeal is evident in its increasing popularity, with many international artists incorporating Afrobeats elements into their music. The success of artists like Wizkid, Davido, and Tiwa Savage has paved the way for a new generation of Nigerian singers, including Ayra Starr, who are making waves in the music industry.

Starr’s encounter with Rihanna is a significant milestone in her career, and a testament to the power of Afrobeats in bringing people together. As the genre continues to gain momentum, it will be exciting to see how artists like Starr will continue to push the boundaries of Afrobeats and take it to new heights.

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