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The success of ‘Rush’ made me wonder if I deserved fame – Ayra Starr

Mavin Records Princess, Ayra Starr, has opened up on how she battled imposter syndrome following the release of her hit song, ‘Rush’.

Imposter syndrome is a persistent feeling of inadequacy, despite evidence of one’s skills and accomplishment.

The Nigerian singer said when the single became a global success, she began to question herself and the celebrity status that she was accorded.

In a recent interview with Billboard, the music star said said she had to be persuaded to release ‘Rush’ because she had doubts about the song.

Ayra Starr stressed that it was something she had never experienced such before, so she asked herself if she deserved the success which followed.

When asked why she was not sure, the songstress said ‘Rush’ was different from her previously released records, adding that her team encouraged her to drop it.

“They had to convince me to put that song out because I was not sure,” she said.

Ayra Starr added; “I put out different sounds all the time, but with ‘Rush’, it was different from anything I had put out before. I was like, ‘I am not sure I want to do this’, and everybody was like, ‘Trust me, Ayra, just trust your team’.

“And when it came out, it blew up immediately. Just from the snippet, like a 30-second snippet, it was already trending.

“I started to have imposter syndrome because nothing like that has ever happened to me. Like, I do not know if I deserve this.”

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