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Ayra Starr’s biography, career in music, accomplishments, and recent news

Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe, a Nigerian singer better known by her stage name Ayra Starr, was born in Benin on June 14, 2002. She began a modeling career with Quove Model Management when she was 16 years old before deciding to pursue a career in music

She covered several well-known songs on Instagram before releasing her first original song in December 2019 on her profile. She as a result caught the attention of record executive Don Jazzy, who signed her to his Mavin Records company

Early in 2021, Starr made her public debut with her self-titled debut extended play and the track “Away,” which reached at number 17 on the Billboard Top Triller Global list and spent two weeks straight at number four on Nigeria’s TurnTable Top 50 chart. This achievement opened the path for Starr’s debut full-length mixtape, 19 and Dangerous, to be released in 2021

Two Nigerian top forty singles were produced by the mixtape, which was mostly categorized as Afropop and R&B. It earned favorable reviews from critics. The lead single, “Bloody Samaritan,” made history as the first solo tune by a female artist to reach the top of the Top 50 chart. On August 28, 2021, Starr made her debut on the Pandora Predictions chart and reached her highest point at number three on Billboard’s Next Big Sound

After the release of her song “Rush,” Starr would go on to become well known all over the world. Several nations, including Switzerland, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, where it reached at Number 24, included the song on their charts

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Starr became the first African female artist under the age of 30 to reach 100 million views on a single YouTube video with the song, making history. By becoming the only female musician from Nigeria to chart a solo single on the UK official Singles Chart, she also set a record

Young Sarah Aderibigbe’s life

Oyinkansola Born on June 14, 2002, Sarah Aderibigbe was reared in Lagos, Nigeria, as well as Cotonou, Benin. She was born to Nigerian parents from Delta and Kwara States and has four siblings. She struggled to develop lifelong friendships throughout high school because of the many migrations brought on by her father’s business

She received a BA in political science and international relations from Les Cours Sonou University. Because of her age and appearance, she was frequently the target of bullying from her peers during her time in college. Starr employed music as a coping strategy for the feelings that the taunts had caused her to experience. “I felt like Nicki Minaj when I listened to her music on the way to school.”Starr’s mother consistently encouraged her to pursue a singing career and generously supported her musical goals

professional: Ayra Starr, who debuted in the 2018 film 19 & Dangerous, as well as early professional steps

In August 2018, Starr penned a deal with the Lagos-based modeling agency Quove Models. Later, she started doing modeling work for companies like Mazelle Studio, Complete Fashion Magazine, and Esperanza Woman. She started shared online covers of songs by artists including Andra Day and 2Face Idibia in 2019. She chose her stage name because it “means woke and eye-opening and that’s what I stand for,” as she put it

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She appeared in the music video for Eri Ife’s song “Dear Future Wife”. In December 2019, she shared an original song named “Damage” on her Instagram feed. As a result of this, she was offered her first recording deal with Mavin Records, which was heard by thousands of people, including label executive Don Jazzy

In 2020, she began recording at Mavin Studios in Lagos with assistance from producers Louddaaa and Don Jazzy. Her debut extended play, with the same name, was published by Mavin Records on January 22, 2021. The album is characterized as “a topsy-turvy chronicle of love or love-themed situations” that “merges elements of R&B/neo-soul with Afropop percussion.” With the album, Starr said she aimed to produce music that would appeal to both young and old listeners

The mixing and mastering for the EP were done by Ikon, Louddaa, and Johnny Drille. Except for one song that Starr created solely on her own, all five tracks on the EP were co-written by Starr and her brother Dami

The song “Away,” which was featured on the album, reached its top positions at number four on Nigeria’s TurnTable Top 50 and number 17 on the US Billboard Top Triller Global. The music video for the song debuted on MTV Base’s Official Naija Top 10

On July 11, 2021, Starr performed at the Nigerian Idol season finale. On August 6, 2021, her first studio album, 19 & Dangerous, was made available. Old friends Don Jazzy and Louddaaa, who both helped produce her EP Ayra Starr, as well as newcomers London and Andre Vibez, worked with her on the album

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She contributed vocals to the Before We Fall Asleep song “in the light” by Johnny Drille. On September 4, 2021, she was chosen as the Pepsi Nigeria brand ambassador. The following day, during a Big Brother Naija live eviction broadcast, Starr performed. She contributed to the writing of “Dangerous,” the second song on Cheque’s album Bravo. At the 8th African Muzik Magazine Awards, she was a contender for Best Newcomer

various commercial initiatives

In September 2021, Starr began working as a brand ambassador for Pepsi Nigeria

In the October 2021 issue of Accelerate TV’s The Cover, Starr was the featured celebrity. A Starr profile appeared in the Fall/Winter 2021 issue of the ODDA. In 2021, she was featured in an editorial for Notion

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