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Netizens Drags Arya Starr For Disrespecting King Sunny Ade At A Lagos Event [Video]

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The AFROZONS Pre-Grammy Nomination Celebration on January 26, 2024, at the Royal Box Event Center, Victoria Island, Lagos, sponsored by Heineken, was a star-studded event aimed at honoring the nominees of the inaugural BEST AFRICAN PERFORMANCE Category at the 2024 GRAMMY AWARDS.

The Nigerian music industry's top figures graced the occasion, including legends like Sunny Ade, Burna Boy's mom, Arya Starr, Libianca, and many others.

Sunny Ade received an Honorary award for his significant contributions to music, being the first Nigerian Grammy Nominee in 1984.

See the moment below:

The award was presented by Burna Boy's mother and she gave a heartfelt speech before she did.

See her speak below:

During the event, Arya Starr and Libianca teamed up for a captivating performance of 'People.'

See the video of the performance below:

However, Arya Starr became the center of attention off-stage due to a video circulating on social media, where netizens criticized her for what they perceived as a disrespectful attitude. She is currently trending on X like wild fire.

In the video, Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe, known professionally as Arya Starr greeted 77-year-old veteran Sunny Ade by extending her hand for a handshake instead of adhering to the traditional Yoruba gesture of kneeling to greet elders. This sparked backlash online, with users calling her uncultured and expressing shock that she was Yoruba.

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Yoruba culture places a high value on respect, often demonstrated through prostration for men and kneeling for ladies when greeting elders. The criticism escalated as netizens compared Arya Starr to Afrobeats superstar Wizkid, who had previously performed with Sunny Ade on stage and demonstrated a culturally respectful greeting.

See Wizkid greeting KSA below:

Nollywood Times recalls that a past occurrence that ignited a debate happened when Pete Edochie, an Igbo veteran actor, greeted the Oni of Ife by stretching his hand instead of bowing.

This sparked a heated argument between Igbo and Yoruba communities on social media, illustrating cultural nuances and interpretations of respect.

Trust Nollywood Times to give you updates as to how Arya Starr reacts to the issue.

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#Sunny Ade
#Pete Edochie
#Oni Of Ife

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