Nigerian singer Ayra Starr refused visa to perform in Europe, says it is incredibly frustrating


Nigerian Afrobeats star, Ayra Starr has been forced to cancel her upcoming shows in Berlin, Bergenfest, and Copenhagen due to visa issues.

The ‘Sability’ singer expressed her frustration over the situation through her Instagram account, stating that the visa problems had hit her hard.

She apologized to her fans for the cancellations and assured them that she would return with an unforgettable performance as soon as the visa issues were resolved.

“Visa Issues have hit hard! Sadly, I had to cancel my performance in Berlin, Bergenfest, and Copenhagen. It’s incredibly frustrating, but I promise to bring an unforgettable performance as soon as this issue is resolved. Hang in there, amazing fans,” she posted

Since her breakthrough into the mainstream music scene, Ayra Starr has become one of the prominent figures in Afrobeats.

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Her songs like “Bloody Samaritan” and “Rush” have been successful, with the latter making her the first Nigerian female artist to achieve a solo entry on the UK Singles chart.

Her popularity has been growing rapidly, and she has been in high demand for performances worldwide as she continues to gain global recognition for her talent and artistry.

Unfortunately, visa issues can sometimes pose challenges for artists when it comes to international performances.

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According to a UNESCO report, it is quite common for artists especially from Africa and other developing nations to encounter visa-related hurdles that lead to show cancellations or postponements.

These issues may range but not limited to bureaucratic processes, documentation requirements, or unforeseen circumstances



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