Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe (born 14 June 2002), known professionally as Ayra Starr, is a Nigerian singer. Born in Cotonou, Benin, Ayra Starr began a fashion career at the age of 16 with Quove Model Management before deciding to pursue music. After covering several songs by popular artists on Instagram, she posted her first original song on her page in December 2019. This brought her to the attention of record executive 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 “Away” which spent two consecutive 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 studio album, 19 & Dangerous in August 2021. Categorized mainly as Afropop and R&B, the album has been met with favorable critical reception. It spawned two top forty hits in Nigeria. The lead single “Bloody Samaritan” peaked atop the Top 50 chart, becoming the first solo song by a female artist to reach the number-one position. Starr debuted on Pandora Predictions chart, and on 28 August 2021, she ranked number two on Billboard’s Next Big Sound.
Ayra Starr was born to Nigerian parents from Kwara State and has four siblings. Her family moved frequently during her high school years because of her father’s business, and as a result she had a hard time forming close friends.
Having been raised in a music-loving family, her interest in singing comes mostly from her family. At the age of 10, she sang in a high school choir and began writing songs with her brother.
The aspiring diva grew up in Lagos, where her parents encouraged her to pursue her dream of being a famous singer. She was a student at Les Cours Sonou University when she was younger, where she studied international relations and political science.
Ayra spent her childhood polishing her singing abilities as a member of the church choir. Her sound is a mixture of Afro-pop, R&B, and soul.
The superstar was raised in a musically inclined household. Her mother, a former singer, and one of Ayra starr’s siblings, her brother Dami, a guitarist and songwriter, were the first people who inspired her to pursue a career in music.
She was exposed to various cultures while growing up in Bénin and Nigeria, which influenced her outlook on life and personality. Ayra Starr and Dami started writing songs when they were very young, with the help of their mother and aunt. She had wanted to make a career out of singing since she was ten years old, but her father advised her to finish her education first.
She revealed in interviews with local and international media that she had a wide range of musical influences throughout her childhood, including 2Face Idibia, Wande Coal, Angélique Kidjo, Lijadu Sisters, and Tope Alabi, as well as Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, Sia, and Tiwa Savage in college. “It was just the strength I would feel listening to their music,” she said, citing Shakira, Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Miley Cyrus as vocal influences.
We didn’t have as many Nigerian female artists singing passionately about them as we do now.” She admires Aa lyrically, saying that she “wrote so wonderfully [and] was one of those people [she] would listen to just to learn how to write properly.”
Ayra Starr’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Aderibigbe. She was born into a Christian family.
Ayra Starr has four siblings: two brothers, Ade Aderibigbe and Dami Aderibigbe, and two sisters, Tolulope Aderibigbe and Jesutunmise Aderibigbe. Because of her father’s business, her family moved frequently during her high school years, and she struggled to make close friends.
Ayra Starr is currently single and not in an open relationship for now.
Ayra Starr is also not yet married. Ayra Starr has no real-life wedding for now.
Ayra Starr has no child of her own.
Ayra Starr is a Christian by religion.
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