Ayra Starr apologises for ‘disrespecting’ King Sunny Ade at event

Ayra Starr apologises for ‘disrespecting’ King Sunny Ade at event

Popular Nigerian singer, Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe, better known by her stage name as Ayra Starr, has tendered a public apology to the iconic musician, King Sunny Ade for disrespecting him at an event.

The singer apologized in a post on social media.

In a video circulating on social media, Ayra Starr had snubbed Burna Boy’s mother as she greeted a woman sitting beside her and went on to greet Sunny Ade by shaking his hands.

This development had sparked tigerish criticism form Nigerians who had taken to social media to drag Ayra Starr over her disrespect to King Sunny Ade and singer Burna Boy’s mother.

Some also slammed Ayra Starr, calling her an uncultured Nigerian woman and claiming that her interactions with the legendary singer was impolite.

Following the backlash received from netizens, the Beninese-born Nigerian singer, tender a public apology on Saturday in a post via her official X, explaining that she had never been that girl to be disrespectful.

She blamed her unspeakable rudeness on the lights at the occasion, noting that it prevented her from initially recognising King Sunny Ade, but she later went back to make amends.

She wrote,  “I’m so sorry, I had just walked in and all the lights and nerves did not let me see but I came back to greet everyone properly. I have never been that girl to be disrespectful, I’m a proper Yoruba girl and the video didn’t start until after I had greeted Burna’s mom! I’m very sorry to the legend, uncle and King Sunny Ade.”


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