Ayra Starr Biography: Real Name, Record Label, Age, Boyfriend, Networth & State Of Origin
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|Stage Name:||Ayra Starr|
|Real Name:||Oyinkansola Aderibigbe|
|Occupation:||Singer, Songwriter, Fashion model, Face Model|
|Date Of Birth/Age:||14th June 2002|
|Place of Birth:||Benin, Edo State|
Oyinkansola Aderibigbe, popularly known as Ayra Starr, is a Nigerian Afro-Pop and Neo-Soul singer signed to Mavin Records, A Nigerian label founded by Don Jazzy. Ayra Starr is known for her debut single “Away” and her eponymous debut project “Ayra Starr EP”. She is also a Fashion and Face Model known for her works with various popular brands.
Early Life & Career
Originally from Benin, Edo State, Nigeria, Ayra Starr was raised in Lagos State, Nigeria. She and her brother (also an artist), her only sibling, were born into a Christian home.
From a young age, Ayra Starr has had a passion for music and modelling. She is known to have composed original songs and written them down in her notebook. She was also an active member of her church choir, which she joined at a young age.
Ayra and her brother began going to a music studio situated close to her house to make music. She would also record covers of her favourite songs and share them on her social media pages.
In 2018, she lost her father, who she was very close to. The pain of his demise inspired her to write songs as a tribute to him. Also, in August 2018, she was discovered by and signed to Quove Model Management (A model management, scouting and development company). Her time with Quove Models saw her work with various brands and companies, including Fashion Magazine, Mazelle Studio, Esperanza Womens Wear Brand, and more. She also appeared on Eriife’s music video for “Dear Future Wife”.
She was discovered by Don Jazzy, who stumbled on some of her covers in 2019. She also signed to his record label, Mavin Records. She was unveiled as Mavin’s new “first lady” in January 2020, succeeding Tiwa Savage. Her unveiling came with her debut single “Away” and her debut EP “Ayra Starr”. The EP hit number one on Apple Music.
Ayra Starr is signed to one of the top record labels in Nigeria, Mavin Records. The label was founded by Nigerian music producer and recording artist Don Jazzy on May 8, 2012. The label is credited for the successful careers of some of Nigeria’s biggest Afro Beats artists, including Tiwa Savage, Reekado Banks, Rema, Korede Bello, DNA, Crayon, Johnny Drille, Ladipoe, DJ Big N, D’ija, D’Prince, Dr Sid and Iyanya.
Ayra Starr was born on the 14th day of June 2002. She is 18 years old.
Ayra Starr is known to be single at the moment. Her current hit song, “Away”, details her pain after leaving her last relationship. She sings about being liberated and finding strength in it. She has also revealed that she freestyled some of the verses.
“I freestyled half of ‘Away’ at a time I was feeling down. It was like therapy. Singing the song out loud was like freeing myself from my burden. ‘Away’ is not just a heartbreak song, it’s a song that empowers you to stand up to that thing or person that is causing you sadness.”
Because she only just began her music career, Ayra Starr’s current net worth is unknown. However, the singer is known to have made a living for herself modeling clothes and cosmetics. Her affiliation with several brands must have paid her really well.
State Of Origin
Ayra Starr hails from the Capital city of Edo State, Benin. However, she and her family currently reside in the Entertainment capital of Nigeria, Lagos State.