Biography of Ayra Starr
Ayra Starr born Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe, is a famous Nigerian Musician, Songwriter, and Model. The Mavin record signee is popularly known for her exceptional voice, grace, and poise. Although Ayra Starr is still a teenager, her maturity and musical knowledge are unfathomably understandable as she grew up shuttling between two nations, exposed to different cultures therefore her perspective on life is beyond that of a simple-minded person.
Ayra started her official musical career in 2019 but she has made a big mark in the Nigerian music industry just as much as the amateurs. The beautiful and multifaceted musician has amassed a large number of fans. Ayra’s music resonates with adults as well as young listeners.
Her social media handle is @ayrastarr on Instagram likewise on Twitter @ayrastarr. Ayra explained her reason for choosing the name, Ayra Starr, in her own words “It means woke and eye-opening and that’s what I stand for”.
The singer was born June 14th, 2002 in Cotonou Republic of Bénin. She grew up spending time in both Cotonou and Lagos Nigeria. Ayra Starr was born to Nigerian parents who hail from Kwara state, North Central of the nation. She was born into a family of four, her brother Dami Aderibigbe or Milarofficial as he is popularly referred to on social media is also a singer and songwriter credited for writing some of his sister’s songs and also the popular song by Johnny Drille Mystery Girl. Her mother is also a singer.
Her family moved often due to her father’s business so she had a hard time forming close relationships with friends. As a result of being raised in a music-loving household, her interest in music was piqued and she started singing at the young age of 10. She joined her church choir and later started writing songs with her brother.
Ayra Starr lost her father in 2018, prior to her father’s death both her parents supported her choice of music and career.
Ayra Starr is an alumnus of Les Cours Sonou University in the Republic of Bénin. The schools she studied in for her primary and secondary education are unknown except for the fact that they are both in Lagos. The musician said growing up she didn’t have a lot of friends and she was constantly bullied due to her age and appearance and music was one of the ways she comforted herself in her words she said. “I would listen to Nicki Minaj on my way to school, and I’d feel like the second Nicki Minaj.”[sic]
How Ayra Starr’s Career Started.
Ayra Starr was signed by a modeling agency based in Lagos in 2018, the modeling agency is called Quove agency, later on, she modeled for other companies the likes of Esperanza Woman, Complete Fashion Magazine, and Mazelle studio. Ayra was also featured in a music video of ” Dear Future Wife” by Eri Ife.
Ayra Starr being a teenager and singer started posting her cover of songs from different musicians online. In 2019 she posted one of her songs called “Damaged” on her Instagram page, the song got the attention of thousands of people including Don Jazzy who is the owner and label executive of Mavin records where Ayra Starr is currently signed as a singer.
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Ayra Starr’s Songs
Ayra Starr is talented and can sing different genres of songs but she is mostly categorized as an Afro-pop and R&B musician. Besides her EP debut album, the singer has one other album she released in August 2021. Some of Ayra Starr’s songs are listed below;
- Ija (2021)
- Bloody Samaritan (2021)
- Date (2021)
- Away (2021)
- Fashion killer (2021)
- Beggi Beggi (2021)
- Cast (2021)
- DITR (2021)
- 19 & Dangerous (2021)
- Toxic (2021)
- Memories (2021)
- Lonely (2021)
- Snitch (2021)
- Karma (2021)
- In-between (2021)
- Underwater (2021)
- Brigertn (2021)
Ayra Starr’s career is just less than four years and even with a career with such a short span, she has managed to get recognition in the music industry.
She received a nomination from the Net Honors Awards in 2021 in the category of Most Played R&B Song.
Early 2021 she attained mainstream recognition with her debut EP Ayra Starr and its hit track Away. The hit track is ranked Number four on Nigeria’s turntable top 50 as well as number 17 onUS Billboard Top Thriller Global, making way for the release of her first full-length studio album, titled ” 19 & Dangerous” later in 2021.
Also in 2021, the musician performed at the season finale of the popular Nigerian talent show Nigerian Idol.
Arya Starr Net Worth
Ayra Starr’s net worth is unknown but it is rumored that her estimated net worth is $100,000, all being earnings from the digital sales of her music, and she has over 20million streams on various online streaming platforms. If the rumored net worth is valid or not Ayra Starr is doing good for herself and her fans keep rooting for their superstar.
Other Interesting Facts
Ayra Starr is currently single as implied in her hit song Away where she explained the pains and heartache she endured after ending her previous relationship.