Nigerians drag Ayra Starr over inability to greet King Sunny Ade in a cultural way (Video)

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Nigerians are angry that 21-year-old singer, Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe, known professionally as Ayra Starr, disrespected King of Juju music, Sunny Ade at an event.

In a trending video, Ayra Starr, who came to an event, was greeting some personalities. She came to where the 77-year-old Sunny Ade was sitting, instead of kneeling down to greet him, she simply shook hand with him while standing.

Nigerians are angry that being a Yoruba girl, she should have learnt that younger people don’t greet their elders by shaking hands with them.

Some X users shared a video shot last year where Wizkid prostrated on stage to greet Sunny Ade and told Ayra Starr to learn from that.

Reacting to the video, Big Shabz said “The fact that Ayra Starr is a Yoruba girl makes this quite disrespectful, no matter how you spin it. She shook his hands like say na hin manager she dey greet !”

Oloye Okanlomo added: “Oyinkan, as a Yoruba girl, anywhere you walk in to elderly people, you are to show respectful gesture when greeting. Doesn’t necessarily mean you should kneel down. Even if the other lady isn’t Burna Boy’s mom, passing her is disrespectful! Shaking KSA and standing like AI is a NO!”

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FineboyFash said “Shaking hands with a man old enough to be your grandfather is disrespectful.”

Comrade Olajide Ikujenyo reacted: “Very mannerless judging by the fact that she is even Yoruba. How can you shake your elders like that? A whole King Sunny Ade? The sad part is he won’t even want to embarrass her there by ignoring her, cos ordinarily, that’s what he should have done in that situation.”

Ibrahim Jinadu wrote: “You don’t stretch your hand to greet an elderly person in Yoruba land, no matter your status, or the elderly person’s status, even if the elderly person stretches his or her hand, you bow and take the handshake.”

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