“I’m a proper Yoruba girl” — Ayra Starr begs King Sunny Ade over “disrespectful” greeting
Afrobeats singer, Ayra Starr has tendered a public apology to two-time Grammy nominee King Sunny Ade (KSA) after she casually greeted the legendary musician at an event.
According to a viral video, the 21 year old singer was seen shaking hands with 77-year-old KSA without going down on her knees or curtsying as a show of respect.
The greeting mishap, which occurred at a pre-Grammy party in Lagos on Friday, angered some netizens who bashed the Mavin signee for casually greeting a living icon.
Faced with heavy backlash, Ayra Starr took to her X account to apologize for the incident.
“I’m so sorry, I had just walked in and all the lights and nerves didn’t let me see but I came back around to greet everyone properly, I have never been that girl to be disrespectful, I’m a proper Yoruba girlllll and the video didn’t start until after I’d greeted Burna’s mom! I’m very sorry to the legend, uncle and King Sunny Ade,” she wrote.
The singer was recently nominated for best performance in African Music Performance category of Grammys for her hit song ‘Rush’.