We bring to you another Nigerian female music talent, Ayra Starr who has within her short time in the industry made a big name. In this post, we shall bring out her biography, educational background, music career, awards and net worth.
Oyinkansola Aderibigbe is her real name, but widely known professionally as Ayra Starr. She is a fast up-coming Nigerian singer, songwriter and model known for Afro pop and R&B genres of music.
She was born on 14 June 2002 in Cotonou, Benin Republic to Nigerian parents from Kwara State. Ayra Starr grew up in Lagos and Cotonou where she began a fashion career at the age of 16 with Quove Model Management before she made a full career in music.
Ayra has one sibling, Dami Aderibigbe. Her family moved frequently during her high school years which explained the reason she was always moving and had to have a close friends.
Ayra Educational Background
Ayra Starr is a graduate of International Relations and Political Science from Les Cours Sonou University, Coutonou, Benin.
Ayra Starr’s Music Career
Ayra began her music journey in 2018 when she posted her first original song on her page in December 2019.
This brought her to music limelight and the attention of record executives like Don Jazzy and led to her signing to Mavin Records.
In early 2021, Ayra Starr achieved mainstream recognition with her brilliant debut extended play and its hit track “Away”. The song climed to number four on Nigeria’s Turn Table Top 50 and went to number 17 on US Billboard Top Triller Global.
This development paved the way for the release of her first full-length studio album, 19 & Dangerous in August 2021. The album categorized mainly as Afropop and R&B received wide favourable critical reception. The song also maintained two top forty hits in Nigeria.
The lead single “Bloody Samaritan” attained a top 50 chart, becoming the first solo song by a female artist to reach the number-one position.
In August 28, 2021, the talented music star debuted on Pandora Predictions chart, and ranked number two on Billboard’s Next Big Sound.
Ayra Starr has so far released studio album and EP, most notably as:
- Ayra Starr EP (2021)
- 19 & Dangerous Album (2021)
In an interview, Ayra Starr revealed that her own mother was very supportive of her musical ambitions, and always encouraged her to make a career in music.
Ayra Starr has been nominated for the most played R&B Song at the Next Honours Awards.
Her Private Life
Ayra is not yet married. No news of her relationship is available as she keeps this top secret from the public or social media.
Ayra Starr’s Net Worth
Ayra Starr is currently one of the richest and most influential Nigerian female artistes with an estimated net worth of about $350,000 dollars.
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