Ayra Starr Biography
Nigerian talented Afro Pop songstress, Ayra Starr is a 21-year-old female singer, songwriter, and fashion model born in Nigeria on June 14th, 2002.
Born in Edo State Nigeria, Ayra Starr was raised in Lagos where she grew up. She is from a family of four (now 3 with the loss of her dad) with one sibling.
Ayra Starr is signed to Mavin record, a Nigerian record label founded by record producer and recording artist Don Jazzy on May 8, 2012. She currently has one eponymous EP with songs such as Away, Ija, DITR, Sare, and Memories.
Biography of Ayra Starr – Family Background
Ayra Starr’s real name is Oyinkansola Aderibigbe. She is from Edo state though born and raised in Lagos State. As a child, Ayra Starr had a strong passion for singing and songwriting, and fashion at a young age. She has an only sibling who is also an artist.
She used to go with her brother to a music studio close to their house when she was younger to make music. She would also make covers for songs that she loved.
Ayra Starr was also an active member of her church choir where she served as a vocalist. Her time in the choir developed her into a better singer.
Ayra Starr Biography – Career
In August 2018, Ayra Starr was signed to Quove Model Management, a model management, scouting, and development company) to develop her modeling career. But not too long after then, her passion for music would take her to the next big level in her life.
In her modeling career days with Quove Model Management, she modeled for brands such as Mazelle studio, Concept Fashion Magazine, Esperanza women’s wear brand, and others.
In 2020, Ayra’s career took a turn for good. That year, Don Jazzy, one of the most respected figures in the Nigerian music industry and founder of Mavin, crossed her path.
Don Jazzy came, who across some of Ayra’s covers and songs on Instagram, reached out to her and from there, he started helping her grow her music career until the big announcement was made in 2021.
Ayra stroke a record deal with Mavin Records and on January 2021, 21st 2021, the deal was announced.
The day after the deal was announced, Ayra Starr released her first official EP with an eponymous title – Ayra Starr. This singular act testified to her talent and her readiness to take the Nigerian music industry by storm. The EP had five hot tracks one being Away which has been a hit since its release.
Ayra Starr’s songs
Ayra Starr released her first EP in January 2021. She is however receiving lots of acceptance from music lovers in Nigeria and beyond. The other songs on the EP released in January 2021 are:
Ayra Starr Songs in 2021
Early in 2021, Ayra Starr released a single titled Ija [Remix] which featured TOKiMONSTA.
Ayra Starr released the Video of her single Sare in June 2021 and the song has been a hit too.
On August 2021, Ayra Starr released her much-anticipated album – 19 and Dangerous which had songs like:
- Cast (Gen Z anthem)
- Bloody samaritan
- Biggie Biggie
- and Fashion Killer.
Ayra Starr Songs in 2022
ASE – A colors show (released in September 2022).
This your love ft – Ayra Starr, Ruger, Rema
In September 2022, Ayra Starr released her hit single “Rush” The song had interesting lyrics that resonated with the GenZ a lot. She originally teased the release of this track on September 13th, 2022, on her social media platforms.
Biography of Ayra Starr – Awards and recognitions
Net honors award 2021 – Breakout Artist of the Year winner (Female)
The Headies 2022, which was the 15th edition of the Nigerian music awards held at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, on 4th September 2022.
Ayra Starr went home with eight nominations at the Headies 2022 including Viewers’ choice, R&B single, Next rated, Afrobeat pop single, Afrobeat pop album, collabo, vocal performance female. Ayra won the viewer’s choice award for her song Bloody Samaritan.
Biography of Ayra Starr – Age
Ayra Starr is 21 years old, she was born in June 2002. For her age, she has done very well for herself and she remains an inspiration to many young girls like her who have a passion for music but do not know how to go about being seen and heard.
Her story validates the fact that those who are talented in any aspect of life should put themselves out there where they could be found and seen by others because they never can tell who is watching them.
Ayra Starr Education
Ayra Starr attended Les Cours Sonou University and received a BA degree in international relations and political science, her classmates often bullied her because of her age and appearance.
To counter the feelings she experienced from being taunted, Ayra Starr turned to music by listening to Nicki Minaj’s music on her way to school. Ayra Starr’s mother was very supportive of her musical ambitions and always encouraged her to pursue a singing career.
Ayra Starr – Family
Ayra Starr comes from a family of four. She has a brother who is also an artist and an only sibling. They lost their dad in 2018. It was a huge loss to her as she had a good relationship with him while alive and she has written and sand songs of tribute to her dad.
Not much is known about Ayra Starr’s mum other than the fact that she is in a good shape with her mum and the rest of her family.
Ayra Starr Performances and shows
In July 2021, Ayra Starr performed at the grand finale of the Nigerian Idol Musical talent show where she stunned the audience with her beautiful performance.
The grand finale saw Kingdom win the show and other top musicians like Patoranking, Ice Prince, and Cobhams Asuquo performed that night.
She also performed on the Sunday show during the Big Brother Naija Season 6 show in 2021.
Ayra Starr’s Net worth
There is little information as regards her net worth. This is understandable, seeing she just started her music career only recently. There are only speculations that her Net worth is estimated at $200,000.
Ayra Starr SOCIAL MEDIA Handles
You can connect with Ayra Starr on various social media platforms through the usernames given below
Where the young star has millions of followers.
As her name suggests, Ayra Starr is indeed a very promising act and we cannot wait for her to unveil what she’s got up her sleeves.
Ayra Starr Pictures