French disc jockey, David Guetta says he sees budding Nigerian singer, Ayra Starr as the new version of Grammy winning musician, Rihanna.
The music producer said Ayra Starr’s music and vibe is unique, with the potential to appeal to audiences around the world.
David Guetta recently worked with the Mavin Records act and American rapper Lil Durk on his latest song, titled ‘Big Fu.’
Speaking in a recent interview with Cool FM Nigeria, Lagos, via Skype, he said everybody in Paris has been talking about their song since it was released weeks ago.
Guetta said; “When people speak about Ayra Starr in the [music] industry, a lot of us see her as the new Rihanna. Because she comes with her vibe that is very specific because of where she’s coming from. But she has the potential of crossing over into different cultures.
“Since we recorded, she is having even more hits. It’s crazzy. I’m French. I was in Paris and everyone was talking about her. I was shocked like, ‘This is amazing. An African artiste that’s killing it in Europe, killing it in the U.S, it’s not everyday. Last time I saw it was working with Akon.’”
Meanwhile, in other news…
Ace Nigerian singer, Damini Ogulu also known as Burna Boy claimed that J. Cole said late rap icon, 2Pac reincarnated in Africa and came back as him [Burna].
Speaking on a podcast, the Nigerian Grammy winner said he was in the studio with the Hip Hop star and some basketball players when the statement was made.
According to him, when Cole said ”This nixxa is Tupac” he looked around to find out who he was talking about, then the Love Yours’ crooner pointed at him.
He noted that the rapper repeated himself and noted that “Burna Boy is Tupac reincarnated in Africa”