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Ayra Starr Recalls When Female Teachers Said “She’ll Never Be Anything”

Ayra Starr, Marvin’s Princess from Nigeria, recently shared a TikTok video in which she discussed being told off by female secondary school teachers who thought she would never amount to anything in life. This event had occurred when she painted one of her fingernails pink, which led to the teachers encircling and reprimanding her, while calling her names.

Ayra Starr Recalls When Female Teachers Said &Quot;She'Ll Never Be Anything&Quot;, Yours Truly, News, May 21, 2024

Ayra Starr maintained her fortitude despite being verbally and physically abused and refused to allow the incident stop her from achieving her goals. She remembered that despite the disappointment, she remained certain and determined that she would succeed in the end. Captioning the TikTok video, she wrote,

“I remember when all my female teachers gathered and knelt me down to tell me I’ll never be anything in life just because I painted one fingernail pink, but even back then with the tears in my eyes, I always knew I was the shit. The beating I’ve gotten in this life just for having a mind of my own”

The Superstar also recently disclosed that when she was just 14 years old, her mathematics instructor foresaw her career in music.

Ayra Starr Recalls When Female Teachers Said &Quot;She'Ll Never Be Anything&Quot;, Yours Truly, News, May 21, 2024

She had discussed this on a Joey Akan episode of “Afrobeats Intelligence,” where she said that the Muslim teacher had noticed something unusual in the singer’s curiosity and love of music. Ayra Starr claims that the instructor motivated her to join the choir and improve her singing. He expressly assured her she would be signed to Mavins, where she is already, and he encouraged her to produce videos online and post them.

She also revealed that she wasn’t sure of one of her Hits “Rush” before it was released and only started to love it more when fans grooved to it.

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