Ayra Starr originally known as Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe, is a Nigerian singer, composer, and fashion model.
Her love for music began when she was ten years old and was enrolled in a high school chorus. From that point on, she and her brother started writing songs together.
She began her career as a fashion model at the age of 16 with a well-known modelling agency named Quove Model Management.
After making the decision to devote more time and effort to developing her music career, Ayra Starr began to cover songs by well-known musicians like 2baba, Davido, Wizkid, and others.
She began accumulating fans on Instagram and other social media sites, where she used to upload cover songs, thanks to her distinctive voice and outstanding singing style.
Ayra Starr released her debut original song in 2019. Without a doubt, this song had a fantastic sound and helped her get opportunities in the music business.
Additionally, Don Jazzy, a well-known Nigerian music executive, was drawn to this, which resulted in her signing with Mavin Records.
Ayra Starr Profile Summary
- Full Name: Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe
- Stage Name: Ayra Starr
- Date of Birth: 14th June 2002
- Gender: Female
- Nationality: Nigeria
- State of Origin: Kwara State
- Place of Birth: Cotonou, Benin
- Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Model
- Resident: Nigeria
- Record Label: Mavin Records
- Net Worth: $300,000
Ayra Starr Early Life
She was raised in Lagos State after being born to Nigerian parents from Kwara State on June 14, 2002, in Cotonou, Benin.
Four siblings total—two brothers, Ade and Dami, and two sisters, Tolulope and Jesutunmise—make up this Afro-pop and R&B vocalist.
In 2018, her father passed away. Although her mother is still living, not much is known about her now. But on June 18, 2022, the musician shared a video of her mother congratulating her on Father’s Day.
Her musically inclined family gave her profession in music fantastic encouragement. Her mother, a former singer who always pushed her to pursue a singing career, as well as her brother Dami, a guitarist and songwriter, were excellent motivators of her musical aspirations during her formative years.
Graduated student Ayra Starr. She graduated from Les Cours Sonou University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and international relations.
Ayra Starr Career
Since Ayra Starr was 10 years old, Ayra Starr has wanted to pursue a career in music, but her father advised her to finish school first.
Ayra Starr has stated in numerous interviews that both local and foreign musicians have inspired her musical career.
Asa has poetic talent, according to Ayra Starr. Ayra stated that Asa is one of the musicians she enjoys listening to in order to improve her songwriting skills.
In an interview, Ayra Starr also credited Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Shakira, and Beyonce, adding, “It was just the strength I would feel listening to their songs. We didn’t have as many female artists from Nigeria as we do now speaking passionately about issues similar to them.
She added that 2Face Idibia, Angelique Kidjo, Wande Coal, Tope Alabi, the Lijadu Sisters, Justin Bieber, Tiwa Savage, Sia, and Nicki Minaj were some of the other artists who influenced her music when she was younger.
Before entering the music profession, Ayra Starr began her career in the fashion industry at the age of 16 with Quove Model Management.
In December 2019, she shared her first original song on her Instagram profile. Prior to that, she frequently posts covers of famous musicians on her Instagram profile, including 2Face Idibia, Andra Day, and several others.
This led to the discovery of Ayra Starr by a large number of admirers and the interest of Don Jazzy, who signed her to his record company, Mavin Records.
Starr also had an appearance in the music video by Eri Ife for the song “Dear Future Wife.” After she posted her song “Damage” to her Instagram profile, Don Jazzy recognized her.
Ayra Starr signed with Mavin Records in 2020 and started recording in Lagos, Nigeria’s Mavin Studios. On January 22, 2021, she released her self-titled debut extended play through her record company, Mavin Records.
Ayra Starr revealed that she wanted to create songs that both young and old people would adore for her extended play of the same name.
The EP featured R&B/neo-soul and Afropop influences. She composed one of the tracks on her self-titled EP, while her brother Dami penned the other four. Her EP of the same name shot to the top of Nigeria’s iTunes and Apple Music charts.
Her self-titled debut EP received over 15 million listens on Audio Mack, YouTube, and Spotify by March 2021.
“19 & Dangerous,” Ayra Starr’s debut studio album, was released on August 6, 2021. The debut album appeared on many charts, and one of its singles, “Bloody Samaritan,” spent a number of weeks in the Top 50.
Ayra Starr became the first female artist to make such history with a solo song after it peaked at number one.
Additionally, in 2021, Starr and Cheque worked together on the song “Dangerous,” which is the second track of his “Bravo” album.
She became the youngest African female artist to get over 100 million views on a single YouTube video with her song “Rush.”
- Snitch ft. Foushee
- Lonely Refix ft. Zinoleesky
- Skinny Girl Anthem ft. Kayykilo
- In Between
- Cast (Gen Z Anthem)
- Running ft. Lojay
- Beggie Beggie ft. Ckay
- Fashion Killer
- Bloody Samaritan
Ayra Starr doesn’t currently have a boyfriend. Even if she has, she hasn’t yet said who it is. She is actively pursuing a career in music.
Ayra Starr has not yet revealed the precise amount of her wealth. She is thought to be worth $300,000, which is equivalent to 127.8 million Naira.