Ayra Starr’s Rush lyrics, English translation and meaning

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Arya Starr has dropped another popular hit just under two years since entering main stream music.

The 20 year old Nigerian first caught the attention of fans with Away in January 2021, by July of same year, she had dropped another banger – Bloody Samaritan.

A little over a year later, Rush is swinging the souls of fans worldwide. Sing along with the lyrics and find out its meaning.


1. What the song Rush about

Ayra Starr is essentially singing about money. How she has no time for talking, she is only interested in money and has to hustle to put food on the table.

As with many music generally, the song is not coherent but there is an underlying message.

Her hustling is paying off, infact over-flowing as she tells enemies who are chasing her – checking if she is really making money, if her kudi is really ‘rushing’.

Kudi means money from Hausa language originating from Northern Nigeria.

2. A little about Ayra Starr

Ayra Starr was born Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe in 14 June 2002, to a musically gifted family.

Born in Cotonou, Benin Republic but raised in Kwara state, the 20 year old has 3 siblings one of whom is

also a musician, Dami who goes by the name Milar.

While pursuing music, Ayra became a model. Encouraged by her mother, aunt and brother, she would often record cover albums and upload on Instagram. This is how she met legendary Nigerian music producer, Don Jazzy.

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They are both Nigerians, leading young female acts in Nigeria right now and sing the same pattern of music.

But that’s where it all ends, as the two are in-fact good friends who like to call themselves sisters.

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3. How do you pronounce Ayra Starr

Ayra is a beautiful Arabic name pronounced i~ra, meaning open minded and respected. The beauty who lost her father some years back self-titled herself Ayra Starr as a stage name.

On the origins of Starr, she said, “I’ve always wanted to be a star,” in a Gal-Dem interview

4. Are Ayra Starr and Tems related?

Ayra Starr and Tems are often thought to be related as they have many things in common.

They are both Nigerians, leading young female acts in Nigeria right now and sing the same pattern of music.

But that’s where it all ends, as the two are in-fact good friends who like to call themselves sisters.

5. Ayra Starr’s Rush full lyrics (plus translation)

Intro

Tatari, tata rita
Tatari, tata rita
tatari, ta

Verse 1

Sabi girls no dey too like talk – Hustling girls dont like talking too much
Animals dey in human form
Padi man, nobody like work – Padi man is a street slang with various meaning depending on context, in this case it means “my friend” 
But you must hustle of you wan chop You have to hustle if you want to eat
E no finish dem wan fight us – the job is not complete but they (enemies) want to fight with us
If them dey run dem no fit catch up – even If they are running, they cannot catch us
I no dey form say I too righteous – I am not saying I am a righteous person
No come dey form say you too like us – So dont come and pretend that you like us

Pre-Chorus

Me no get the time for the hate and the bad energy – I don’t have time for the hate and the bad energy
Got my mind on my money
Make you dance like Poco Lee – Poco Lee is a famous Nigerian dancer
Steady green like broccoli
Steady on my grind no wan hear what they wan telly me – steady on my grind, I dont want to hear what you have got to say
Kudi na my fantasy – money is my fantasy
Dem wan dey check if my tap e no rush – They are looking to see if my wealth is flowing

Chorus

But e dey rush – But its flowing
E dey rush well well – Its flowing a lot
E bе much -its a lot
Na God dey make my tap, e dеy rush – God is the one that makes my wealth and its flowing
The kind money we touch, yeah
E dey rush
E dey rush well well
E be much
No be hype, everybody dey crush – Not making it up, everyone is enjoying
There’s no dulling with us (There’s no dulling with us)

Pa pa ri, pa pa pa ri
Pa pa ri, pa pa ri pa
Pa pa ri, pa ri pa pa ri

Verse 2

Jofunmi Jakpata – This is just to add to the music with meaning around the lines of dance for me
I dey go Ghana
You never touch – You have not touch (proper money)
You dey form papas – You are acting like big daddies
Which kind money we never see before
Kosi elomi, gat me feeling I’m the one – Kosi elomi means there is no other person/thing
Ajeh – Ajeh is wealth
Ajeh ajeh
Can never take my cake away
You can’t count my grace
I just dey my lane – I am just in my lane
I just dey my lane

 

Pre-Chorus

Me no getty time for the hate and the bad energy
Gat mi mind on my money
Make you dance like poco lee
Steady green like broccoli
Steady on my grind no won hear what they want telly me
Kudi na my fantasy
Dem won dey check if my tap e no rush

 

Chorus

But e dey rush
E dey rush well well
E be much
Na God dey make my tap, e dey rush
No be hype, everybody dey crush
The kind money we touch
But e dey rush E dey rush well well
E be much
No be hype everybody dey crush
There’s no dulling with us

 

Outro

But e dey rush
E dey rush well well
E be much
Na God dey make my tap, e dey rush
No be hype, everybody dey crush
The kind money we touch
But e dey rush
E dey rush well well E be much No be hype everybody dey crush
There’s no dulling with us (There’s no dulling)

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