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Nigeria and UK are very similar – Ayra Starr

Nigerian music sensation, Sarah Aderibigbe otherwise called Ayra Starr has opined that her country of origin and the United Kingdom are very much alike.

She made the comparison during a recent interview with Capital Xtra, London, while asserting that Nigerian and British cultures are similar.

Nigeria and UK are very similar - Ayra Starr

“I feel like the UK is very similar to Nigeria. The culture is not much different,” 22-year-old Ayra Starr said.

The Mavin Records act also talked about her just-concluded music tour with American superstar singer, Chris Brown, describing it as an eye opener.

“Going on tour with Chris Brown was eye-opening,” Ayra said.

In other news…

CorrectNG reported in May that Nigerian students running undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at Teesside University in the UK were instructed to drop out and return to their home country over their inability to pay tuition.

According to a spokesperson for the University, the move was in line with the United Kingdom’s immigration regulations.

“Teesside University is proud to be a global institution with a diverse student population but is also very aware of its visa issuance and compliance obligations.

“These strict external regulations ensure that the university fully supports a robust immigration system and are outside of the university’s control,” the spokesperson said.

According to the higher institution, it had no choice as failure to pay was a breach of visa sponsorship rules. It said it had made every effort to help the affected students, including with bespoke payment plans.

In an official letter, the Home Office said the decision to offer or withdraw visa sponsorship rested with the sponsoring institution.

It said students had no right to appeal, while suggesting that when a visa was shortened or cancelled, individuals should take steps to regularise their stay or make arrangements to leave the UK.