Ayra Starr, whose real name is Oyinkansola Aderibigbe, is a Nigerian Afro-pop singer-songwriter and fashion and face model. Ayra Starr’s biography is included in this article.
Oyinkansola Sarah Aderigbigbe popularly known as Ayra Starr is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and model who was born on June 14, 2002. Ayra Starr, who was born in Cotonou, began her modeling career at the age of 16 with Quove Model Management before opting to pursue a career in music. She shared her first original song on her profile in December 2019 after covering various songs by prominent singers on Instagram. Don Jazzy, a record executive, noticed her and signed her to Mavin Records as a result.
Ayra Starr gained mainstream acclaim and acknowledgment in early 2021 with her self-titled debut extended play and the hit single “Away,” which spent two weeks at number four on Nigeria’s TurnTable Top 50 and reached number 17 on the US Billboard Top Triller Global, paving the way for the release of her first full-length studio album, 19 & Dangerous, in August 2021. The album, which is mostly classified as Afropop and R&B, has received positive critical praise. In Nigeria, it produced two top forty hits. The first single, “Bloody Samaritan,” reached number one on the Top 50 list, making it the first solo song by a female artist to do so.
Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe was born in Cotonou, Benin, on June 14, 2002, and grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. She was birthed in Kwara State, Nigeria, to Nigerian parents. She has four siblings: two brothers, Ade and Dami, and two sisters, Tolulope and Jesutunmise. Because of her father’s company, her family relocated frequently during her high school years, and she struggled to make close relationships.
Her love in singing stems mostly from her family, since she was reared in a music-loving household. She began creating songs with her brother when she was ten years old and sung in a high school chorus. She earned a BA in international relations and political science from Les Cours Sonou University. Because of her age and appearance, she was frequently tormented by her peers during her college years. Ayra Starr resorted to music to cope with the sentiments she was experiencing as a result of the taunting. “On my walk to school, I’d listen to Nicki Minaj and imagine myself as the second Nicki Minaj.” Ayra Starr’s mother was always supportive of her musical goals and pushed her to pursue a career as a singer.
Ayra Starr Career
She began coming to a studio near her house to produce music, accompanied by her brother, and she also began doing renditions of some of her favorite songs.
After Don Jazzy, the CEO of Mavin Records, noticed some of her covers and song videos on her Instagram page and reached out to her, her musical career took a change for the better in 2020.
Don Jazzy began fostering her musical career, and the two collaborated on a few songs before signing her to Mavin Records in 2020. On January 21, 2021, the record agreement was made public.
On the 22nd of January 2021, one day after her record agreement was announced, she released her debut self-titled 5-track EP.
Ayra Starr Songs
- Bloody Samaritan
The 20-year-old has had a successful career. She continues to be an inspiration to many young ladies who are interested in music.
Starr was named a Pepsi Nigeria brand ambassador in September 2021.
She was on the cover of Accelerate TV’s The Cover in October 2021, as well as in an editorial headlined “Ayra Starr, A Starr Is Born.” She was featured in an editorial for ODDA’s Fall/Winter 2021 edition. She also participated in a Notion editorial around the same time to promote her debut studio album 19 & Dangerous.
Ayra Starr’s Online Presence
Ayra Starr has a robust social media presence. On Instagram, she has over 300K followers.
@ayrastarr is her official Instagram handle.
Studio album and EP
- Ayra Starr EP (2021)
- 19 & Dangerous Album (2021)
There isn’t much information about her net worth. This is acceptable, given that she has just lately begun her musical career.
Her net worth is thought to be about $200,000, according to rumors.