Ayra Starr Biography, Age, Net Worth, Husband, Siblings, Family

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Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe, professionally known on stage as Ayra Starr, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and model from Kwara State, Nigeria.

Net Worth$1,000,000
Real NameOyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe
Stage NameAyra Starr
Age22 Years
GenderFemale
Date of Birth14th June 2002
State of OriginKwara State
NationalityBeninise-Nigerian
ProfessionMusician, Social Media Influencer, Fashion Model
Record LabelMavin Records
Related ActsTiwa Savage, Rema, Don Jazzy.
Instagram@ayrastarr

Biography

Ayra Starr Biography

Ayra Starr was born on June 14, 2002, in Cotonou Benin Republic, before moving to Lagos, where she grew up.

Her passion for music began at the age of 10 when she joined a high school choir, and from that point on, she began writing and recording songs with her brother, who is also a singer.

By the age of 16, Ayra signed with Quove Models, a top model management and scouting brand, where she started developing her fashion career.

During this time, she worked for numerous brands such as Mazelle Studio, Concept Fashion Magazine, and others.

Education

Ayra graduated from Les Cours Sonou University, where she obtained a degree in political science and international relations at the age of 18.

Her music career did not begin immediately after graduation due to her mother’s insistence that she wait.

According to the singer, she graduated with excellent grades, and she also plans to further her education.

However, due to her hectic schedule, she cannot make time for additional studies at the moment.

Parents and Family

She was born to Nigerian parents from Kwara State in a family size of 6.

Her father Mr Oyinkansola was from Kwara state, while her mother Mr Oyinkansola hails from Delta state.

After Ayra’s birth, the family lived in Cotonou for a while, before eventually moving to Lagos due to her father’s job.

Sadly, Ayra’s father passed away in 2018.

His death was a great loss to the family, as they were very close.

Despite the loss, Ayra’s mother did an excellent job of raising her four children as a single mother.

She has been a pillar of support for Ayra throughout her career and continues to be so to this day.

Siblings

Ayra Starr has three siblings, two brothers – Ade and Dami – and a sister – Jesutunmiss.

Dami, her older brother, is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and composer, who has co-written some of Ayra’s biggest hits.

Born in 2000, he is two years older than Ayra and was also signed to Mavins Record in 2022.

A picture of Arya Starr brother
A picture of Ayra Starr brother Dami – Source @ Instagram

Ade, her younger brother, is also doing well for himself.

Ayra’s youngest sister is named Jesutunmise.

She has made a name for herself as a TikTok influencer and has a decent following on the platform.

In various interviews, Ayra has spoken about how supportive her siblings have been throughout her journey.

Music Career

A photo Ayra Starr

Ayra’s music career began spectacularly in 2019 after she uploaded an original song called “Damage” on her Instagram page.

Her singing talent was discovered by Mavin Record boss, Don Jazzy one of Nigeria’s richest musicians, after watching her singing video on Instagram.

She was signed to Mavin Records and released her first EP titled ‘Ayra Starr‘ in 2021.

Shortly after its release, the EP shot to the number-one spot on Nigerian iTunes and Apple Music, cementing the singer’s position as a fast-rising star in the Nigerian music industry.

The songs on the EP include

  • Sare
  • Away
  • Ija
  • DITR

Discography

Ayra Starr released her debut studio album, “19 and Dangerous,” which featured 9 tracks.

The tracks on the album include;

  • Toxic
  • In-between
  • Lonely
  • Cast(Gen Z Anthem)
  • Amin
  • Bloody Samaritan
  • Bridgetn
  • Beggie Beggie
  • Fashion Killer

Achievements

A picture of ayra star in a glass

Her single ‘Bloody Samaritan‘ became one of the highest-charting songs in Nigeria.

The song climbed up the top 50 list for several weeks, and on September 27, 2021, it reached the number one spot, making Ayra Starr the first and youngest female Nigerian artist to achieve this feat with a solo single.

Record Label

In 2021, Mavins Record signed a record deal with Ayra Starr, and the big news was announced via their official social media platforms.

Awards and Recognition

Sabi Girl released her debut album under the Mavin Record label and it appeared on many charts.

One of its singles, “Bloody Samaritan,” spent several weeks in the Top 50 and won the viewer’s choice award at the Net Honours Awards.

Additionally, in 2022, she became the youngest African female artist to get over 100 million views on a single YouTube video with her song “Rush.”

Fast forward to 2023, Ayra Starr has released many hit singles, EP’s, and one of the hottest solo albums by a Nigerian female artist.

Ayra Starr Net Worth

Ayra Starr Net Worth
Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe – Image Source @Instagram

As of 2024, Ayra Starr’s Net Worth is estimated to be around $1 Million (800 Million Naira), making her one of the wealthiest female artists in Nigeria.

She earns most of her money from album sales, streams, sold-out tours, and live show performances.

According to some reports, she charges up to $7000 for a show.

Aside from music, Ayra makes money through modeling, brand deals, and partnerships.

After her breakthrough in 2021, Ayra signed her first major brand deal with Pepsi, alongside her fellow label colleague, Rema.

She also signed an endorsement deal with Darling Nigeria, Maybelline New York, and L’Avynna.

Personal Life

In addition to her music career, she is also a successful fashion model and social media influencer, who has worked with many top brands around the world.

The singer is known for always wearing short skirts and crop tops which she sometimes faces criticism over.

Ayra Starr speaks Yoruba fluently and French is her second language.

She is a practicing Christian who believes in God and lives in Lagos with her mom and her siblings.

Age

Born June 14, 2002, Ayra Starr is 21 years old as of 2023.

Height

Ayra Starr’s is 5’4 inches tall.

Who is Her Husband?

Ayra Starr does not have a husband.

In fact, the 21-year-old musician has never been engaged or married to any man.

She is also currently not dating anyone at the moment.

Is She From Edo State?

Ayra Starr is not from Edo State, she is from Kwara State

What does Sabi girl mean?

According to Ayra, a “Sabi girl” is a woman who exudes self-confidence, regardless of her age, background, or social status.

In pidgin English, “Sabi” translates to “to know” or “be informed.”

The American equivalent to a Sabi girl is a “Baddie” – a woman who is sure of herself and knows how to carry and present herself properly.

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