King Sunny Ade is not your uncle, call him dad or grandpa, Nigerians react to Ayra Starr’s apology

Ayra Starr

Nigerians on X have reacted to singer Ayra Starr’s apology to music legend King Sunny Ade.

Ayra was accused of disrespecting Sunny Ade at the Afrozons-Heineken Pre-Grammy party in Lagos.

A video of the 21-year-old greeting some group of persons seated with Sunny Ade at the event with little acknowledgement of the 77-year-old has been circulating on social media.

Several X and Instagram users dragged the ‘Bloody Samaritan’ star online, causing her to apologise for her actions.

“I’m so sorry, I had just walked in and all the lights and nerves didn’t let me see but i came back around to greet everyone properly, I have never been that girl to be disrespectful, I’m a proper Yoruba girlllll and the video didn’t start until after I’d greeted burna’s mom! I’m very sorry to the legend, uncle and King Sunny Ade,” she wrote.

Her apology, however, was received with mixed reactions as many criticised her for calling the musician her uncle, instead of dad or grandpa.