Why I featured Asake, Seyi Vibez in my album – Ayra Starr

Afrobeats singer Ayra Starr has explained why she featured her colleagues, Asake and Seyi Vibez, who are arch rivals in her album.

According to the singer, she was unaware of the rivalry between the two singers.

In a recent interview, Ayra Starr said her decision to work with both men on her sophomore album, ‘The Year I Turned 21,’ was not because of their rivalry.

She noted that she chose to work with them because of their musical prowess.

“I didn’t put Asake and Seyi Vibez on my album because of their rivalry. I didn’t know about the rivalry between Asake and Seyi Vibez. I just love both of them as artists.

“I’m really big on sonics; what would sound good sonically. My team is always thinking of the business side but I’m just thinking of who would be sonically compatible with me. And I’ve been listening to Seyi Vibez’s ‘Different Pattern’ for a very long time. So I decided to work with him. When I sent the record to him, he sent his verse almost immediately. They were very quick with it. Asake, too, he sent me his verse in three days,” Ayra Starr said.

While Asake and Seyi Vibez have not had any public spat, there has always been a chill between their fanbases, especially on social media.