Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe professionally known by her stage name Ayra Starr, is a Nigerian Singer and Songwriter born on 14 June, 2002.
Ayra Starr’s Life
Ayra Starr was born in Cotonou, Benin and raised there as well as in Lagos, Nigeria. She was born to Nigerian parents from Kwara State and has four siblings. Due to her father’s business, her family relocated frequently during her high school years, which made it difficult for her to make lasting friendships.
Starr’s interest in singing stems primarily from her family because she was brought up in a music-loving family. Her mother always supported her desire to pursue a career in music and always encouraged her.
Ayra Starr: Profile Summary
Full Name: Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe (Ayra Starr, Celestial Being)
Date of Birth: June 14, 2002
Place of Birth: Cotonou, Benin
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Alma Mater: Les Cours Sonou, University
Profession: Singer, Songwriter
Active Years: 2018-present
Height: 5feet 4inches (55cm)
Weight: 132 lbs. (60kg)
Father’s Name: N/A
Mother’s Name: Mrs. Aderibigbe
Marital Status: Single
Relatives: 4 siblings (Ade, Dami, Tolulope and Jesutunmise)
Net Worth: $300,000
Ayra Starr: Education
Starr started writing songs with her brother when she was just 10 years old and sang in a high school choir. She attended Les Cours Sonou University and graduated with a BA in political science and international relations. She experienced a lot of bullying from her peers during her time in college due to her age and appearance. Ayra Starr turned to music as a way to cope with the sentiments she felt as a result of being teased.
Ayra Starr: Career
Ayra Starr started her modeling at the age of 16 in Cotonou, Benin where she was born with Quove Model Management before deciding to focus on music. She shared her first original song to her page in December 2019 after recreating a number of well-known songs on Instagram. She was noticed by music industry boss Don Jazzy as a result, and she subsequently signed with Mavin Records.
The hit single “Away” from Ayra Starr’s eponymous debut extended play reached number 17 on the US Billboard Top Triller Global and spent two weeks at number four on Nigeria’s TurnTable Top 50 in early 2021. This helped pave the way for the release of her debut full-length studio album, 19 & Dangerous, in August 2021. The album, which is mostly classified as Afropop and R&B, has received positive reviews from critics. In Nigeria, it gave rise to two top forty songs. The lead single, “Bloody Samaritan” reached the top of the Top 50 chart, making history as the first solo track by a female artist to do so. On August 28, 2021, she debuted on the Starr predictions chart and claimed the second spot on Billboard’s Next Big Sound.