Full biography of Nigerian singer Ayra Starr and other facts about her

Who is Ayra Starr?

Ayra Starr is a young Nigerian artiste who is currently breaking grounds in the Nigerian music industry.

Ayra came to the limelight after she got signed to Mavin records label – one of the top and most successful record labels in Nigeria.

Ayra Starr’s full name is Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe and she is a native of Edo State.

Full data profile of Ayra Starr

Full nameOyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe
Stage nameAyra Starr
Age18 years
BirthdayJune 14, 2002
State of OriginEdo State
ParentsNot known
Marital statusSingle
CareerSinger, Songwriter, Model
GenresAfropop, Afro beats, R&B

Ayra Starr’s childhood and education

Ayra Starr was born into a music-loving family on June 14, 2002. She is a native of Edo state but grew up in both Lagos and Cotonou, where she was born.

The singer cum model had a hard time forming close friends during her childhood days as her family moved frequently because of her father’s business.

Ayra Starr graduated from Les Cours Sonou University in Cotonou with a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Political Science.

Ayra has had a passion for singing, songwriting and modelling from her childhood days. As a little girl, she would often compose songs and write them down in her notebook during her spare time. 

Ayra Starr’s career

Ayra Starr discovered her talent for singing at a very tender age. Additionally, she was born into a music-loving family and was also an active member of her church choir.

Ayra Starr, accompanied by her brother, Dami and a songwriter known as Milarofficial on social media, would always visit a recording studio close to her house to make music and covers of some of her favourite songs.

Ayra started posting some of her musical work on her IG page at the age of 17.

Modelling career

Ayra Starr was signed to Quove Model Management on August 27, 2018, as a model. It was the same year she lost her father. While signed to Quove Models, Ayra worked for companies like Concept Fashion Magazine, Mazelle Studio, Krisari Entertainment, and Esperanza women’s wear brand.

She also starred as a video vixen in the music video of “Dear Future Wife” – a song by young Nigerian Afro-RnB singer, Eri Ife.

Ayra uploaded her original work called “Damage” online in December 2019. This served as her call to the limelight. She was subsequently signed to Mavin Records in 2020 and her deal was announced by Mavin boss Don Jazzy in January 2021 after she released her debut self-titled 5-track EP, “Ayra Starr”.

Ayra Starr’s brother, Dami was credited as a writer on one of her EP tracks and also a writer on Johnny Drille’s single, “Mystery Girl”.

Ayra Starr’s award and achievement

As at the time of writing this article, Ayra Starr had received no awards or nominations.

However, her 5-track EP became the second-most streamed song by a Nigerian female during the first quarter of 2021, according to chart stats.

The EP has accumulated over 11 million streams across Spotify, YouTube and Audiomack. It peaked at number one on Apple Music in 5 countries.

“Away”, which is the lead single off the EP, peaked at number four on Nigeria’s Turn Table Top 50 Chart. The track was included in Okay Africa’s list of 9 Best Nigerian songs of January 2021.

Ayra Starr’s boyfriend

There is no news or rumour at this time that Ayra Starr currently has a boyfriend or dating anyone.

Ayra Starr EP tracks

  • Away
  • Ija
  • DITR
  • Safe
  • Memories

Ayra Starr’s net worth

Based on currently available data, Ayra Starr’s net worth is estimated at $100,000 (around N45 million naira).

Ayra Starr’s social media

Ayra Starr is active on social media. Ayra Starr’s Instagram handle is @ayrastarr. Her Twitter handle is @ayrastarr.

Other interesting facts about Ayra Starr

Ayra presently lives on Lagos Mainland with her mother and brother.

The young artiste has revealed that she turned to music to overcome the feelings she experienced from being bullied by her classmates while in school because of her age and appearance.

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