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Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe "Ayra Starr" Biography


Born 14 June 2002, Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe, known professionally as Ayra Starr, is a Nigerian songster. Born in Cotonou, Republic of Benin, Ayra Starr began her career as a fashionista at age 16 with Quove Model Management before deciding to pursue her music passion. After covering several songs by popular artists on Instagram, she posted her first original song on her runner in December 2019. This brought her to the attention of record superintendent Don Jazzy, and led to her signing to Mavin Records. 

In early 2021, Ayra Starr achieved mainstream recognition with her eponymous debut extended play and its hit track" Down" which spent two successive weeks at number four on Nigeria's TurnTable Top 50 and went to number 17 on US Billboard Top Triller Global, paving the way for the release of her first full- length plant reader, 19 & Dangerous in August 2021. distributed substantially as Afropop and R&B, the reader has been met with favorable critical event. It spawned two top forty successes in Nigeria. The supereminent single" Bloody Samaritan" peaked atop the Top 50 map, getting the first solo song by a womanish artist to reach the number- one position. Starr debuted on Pandora prognostications map, and on 28 August 2021, she ranked number two on Billboard's Next Big Sound. 

Ayra Starr Wiki Profile

Real Name: Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe

Stage Name: Ayra Starr

Date of Birth: 14 June 2002

Age: 20years

Place of Birth: Cotonou, Benin

Other names: Celestial Being

Alma mater: Les Cours Sonou University

Occupation: Singer, Songwriter

State of Origin: Lagos, Nigeria

Boyfriend/Relationship Status: Single


Ayra Starr Early life 

Ayra Starr; Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe was born on 14 June 2002 in Cotonou, the Benin Republic, and grew over there and also in Lagos, Nigeria. She was born to Nigerian parents from Kwara State and has four other siblings. Her family moved constantly during her high academy years because of her father's business, and as a result she had a hard time forming close pals.

Ayra Starr lost her dad to the cold hands of death in 2018. This loss affected Ayra a lot because she was very close to her father. She has written and sang some songs as a tribute to her dad. She currently lives with her mother and brother in the Mainland part of Lagos.

Having been raised in a music- loving family, her interest in singing comes substantially from her family. At the age of 10, she sang in a high academy chorus and began writing songs with her family. She attended Les Cours Sonou University and entered a BA degree in transnational relations and political wisdom. During her council times, she was frequently bullied by her classmates because of her age and appearance. To fight the passions she endured from being teased, Ayra Starr turned to music." I would hear to Nicki Minaj on my way to academy, and I'd feel like the alternate Nicki Minaj." Ayra Starr's mama was veritably probative of her musical intentions, and always encouraged her to pursue a singing career. 


Ayra Starr Career 

In August 2018, Ayra Starr was inked with Quove Models, a modelling agency grounded in Lagos. From there, she modelled for companies similar as Mazelle Studio, Complete Fashion Magazine and Esperanza Woman. In 2019, she began posting covers of songs by artists like Andra Day and 2Face Idibia online. She chose her stage name because, in her words," it means woke and eye- opening and that is what I stand for." She appeared in the music videotape for Eri Ife's song" Dear Future Wife." In December 2019, she uploaded an original song called" Damage" on her Instagram runner. This was heard by thousands of people including marker superintendent Don Jazzy and led to her first recording contract with Mavin Records. 

In 2020, she started recording at Mavin Studios in Lagos with directors Louddaaa and Don Jazzy. Her tone- named debut extended play was released on 22 January 2021 through Mavin Records. The reader has been described as" a topsy- turvy chronicle of love or love- themed situations" and" merges rudiments of R&B/neo-soul with Afropop percussion." Ayra Starr said her intention with the record was to make music that would reverberate with both youthful and old listeners. The mixing and mastering of the EP was by Ikon, Louddaaa and Johnny Drille. Starr wrote one of the songs on the EP alone, andco-wrote the remaining four with her family Dami. Shortly after its release, the EP came the number- one reader on Nigeria iTunes and Apple Music. 

As of March 2021, it has reached the same position on Apple Music in 4 other countries, racking up over 15 million aqueducts across Spotify, YouTube and Audio Mack. The design spawned the hit track" Down" which peaked at number four on Nigeria's TurnTable Top 50 and number 17 on US Billboard Top Triller Global. Its coexisting music videotape also debuted on MTV Base's Official Naija Top 10. OkayAfrica included the song in their list of The 9 Stylish Nigerian Songs of January 2021. Ayra Starr released remix performances of" Ija" and" Down" featuring Tokimonsta and Lilo independently between March and April. Around the same time, Crayon's EP TwelveA.M was released with her lyrics on the track" In Sync." She performed at the UC Berkeley Nigerian scholars Association virtual culture show named The Olori Awards. On 28 April 2021, the sanctioned music videotape for her song" DITR" was released on YouTube via Mavin. In June 2021, the music videotape for another song named" Sare", was released. Both music vids were directed by Afolabi Olalekan. 

On 11 July 2021, Ayra Starr performed for the season homestretch of Nigerian Idol. On 6 August 2021, her debut plant reader, named 19 & Dangerous was released. For the reader, she worked with her former collaborators Louddaaa and Don Jazzy, both of whom contributed product on her EP Ayra Starr, and new collaborators, London and Andre Vibez. The reader marked her first time recording alongside guest artists similar as Fousheé and CKay. It was met with favorable critical event with utmost critics characterizing its sound as primarily Afropop and R&B. It spawned two top forty successes on the TurnTable Top 50, the loftiest being" Bloody Samaritan", its lone single, which came Starr's first number- one single on the map. 

The song climbed the Top 50 for several weeks, and, on the map dated 27 September 2021, it reached the number one spot, making Ayra Starr the first womanish artist to do so with a solo single. She debuted on Pandora prognostications map, and on 28 August 2021, she ranked number two on the Billboard's Next Big Sound. She was featured on" in the light", a track on Johnny Drille's Before We Fall Asleep. On 4 September 2021, she was named brand minister for Pepsi Nigeria. The following day, Starr performed during a live eviction occasion of Big Brother Naija. She banded with Cheque on" Dangerous", the alternate track on his reader Bravo. At the 8th African Muzik Magazine Awards, she was nominated for Stylish freshman award. 

Ayra Starr grew up in a musically inclined family. She considers her mom, a former songster and her family Dami, a guitarist and tunesmith as her foremost alleviations for her interest in a music career. Growing up between Bénin and Nigeria, she was exposed to different societies that told her perspective on life and her personality. Ayra Starr and Dami began writing songs from a veritably youthful age under the education of their mama and aunt. She had wanted to make a real career out of singing since age 10 but her father encouraged her to complete her education first. 

In her interviews for original and transnational media, she stated that throughout her nonage, she had a wide range of musical influences, including 2Face Idibia, Wande Coal, Angélique Kidjo, Lijadu Sisters and Tope Alabi, and in council, Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, Sia and Tiwa Savage. She credited Shakira as her biggest influence vocally along with Beyoncé, Rihanna and Miley Cyrus" It was just the power I would feel harkening to their music. We did not get a lot of Nigerian womanish vocalizers singing explosively about effects like them, not as we do now." Lyrically, she admires Aṣa and has said that she" wrote so beautifully( and) was one of one of those people( she) would hear to just to learn how to write duly." 

In September 2021, Ayra Starr became a brand minister for Pepsi Nigeria. 


Ayra Starr Songs 2020 - 2022

  • Overloading (Overdose)
  • Bloody Samaritan (19 & Dangerous)
  • Love Don’t Cost A Dime
  • Beggie Beggie
  • Fashion Killer
  • Sare
  • Away
  • Options
  • Ija
  • DITR
  • Bridgertn
  • Mmeories
  • Lonely
  • Cast
  • ASE – A Colors Show
  • Snitch
  • Karma
  • Toxic
  • Runaway
  • In Between
  • Amin
  • I’m Feeling Vibes on Vibes
  • Stars
  • Underwater
  • Roadside


Ayra Starr Fashion 

Ayra Starr was in the cover for October 2021 issue of Accelerate television's The Cover and an tract named" Ayra Starr A Starr Is Born". She starred an tract for Fall/ Downtime 2021 issue of ODDA. Around the same time, she appeared in a Notion tract to bandy about her debut plant reader 19 & Dangerous. 

Ayra Starr Boyfriend

The very beautiful 20-year-old young lady, Ayra Starr, has no boyfriend nor husband for now. Ayra Starr was rumoured to e in a romantic relationship with Rema, but this has not been substantiated by any of the two Celebrities.

Ayra Starr Net Worth

The talented vocalist and Mavins songstress, Ayra Starr has an estimated net worth of $400,000.

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