Ayra Starr Talks About Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

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Singer Sarah Aderibigbe, also known as Ayra Starr, has opened up about her internal struggle with imposter syndrome after the release of her hit song ‘Rush.’

In a recent interview with Billboard, the 21-year-old songstress revealed that she initially had reservations about releasing ‘Rush’ due to doubts about its reception.

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

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When questioned about her hesitations, Ayra explained that ‘Rush’ marked a departure from her usual style, and she was unsure of how her audience would react. However, her team persuaded her to take the leap.

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“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,’” she shared.

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Despite her team’s reassurances, Ayra was taken aback by the overwhelming response to the song. The instant success of ‘Rush’ left her grappling with feelings of inadequacy.

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

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‘Rush,’ featured on Ayra Starr’s debut album ’19 & Dangerous,’ dropped in September 2022 and quickly gained traction, propelling her to newfound fame.

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