BLOODY SAMARITAN 2021
Don Jazzy found her through Instagram. He signed her to Mavin records in 2020 and she released her first project, 'Ayra Starr,' in January 2021.
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The Multi talented female Songwriter “Ayra Starr,” said “she was used to a very slow beat and all that. she just sings her heart out. But when it comes to ‘Bloody Samaritan,’ it was a whole different case. She had this beat for six months and she kept begging the producer, ‘London, please don’t give it to anybody. she was sure that she could do this. Ayra Starr was very sure she could work on this beat.’ We know the story of the good Samaritan. Bloody Samaritan is the opposite—people that pretend to be good Samaritans, but they’re hypocrites, then people that judge you and criticize you. So, it’s like, you can’t kill her vibe. Starr is going to do what she wants to do. because Ayra is dangerous. Nobody should come to her with bad energy. In 2021, she presented her four-track Ayra Starr Ep, which gained her a larger following and made her the second most-streamed Nigerian female project at the time of its release.
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.Originally from Benin, Edo State, Nigeria, Ayra Starr was raised in Lagos State, Nigeria. She and her brother (also an artist), who is her only sibling were born into a christian home.
In 2018 she lost her Dad and that had a huge effect on her as she was very close to her Dad. She also wrote and sang tribute songs to her dad. She currently lives with her mother and brother on the mainland in Lagos State, Nigeria.
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.
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On the 27th of August, 2018, she was signed to Quove Model Management (A Model management, scouting, and development company), the company helped develop and promote her modeling career. During her time with Quove Models, she worked and had photoshoots for companies like Concept Fashion Magazine, Mazelle Studio, Krisari Entertainment, Esperanza Women's Wear Brand, and starred in the music video ‘Dear Future Wife’ by Eriife Music.Her musical career took a turn for the better in 2020 after Don Jazzy, the owner of Mavin Records (One of Nigeria’s biggest record labels) saw some of her covers and songs videos on her Instagram page and reached out to her. Don Jazzy started nurturing her musical career and they recorded a couple of songs and she got signed to Mavin Records in 2020. The record deal was made public on the 21st of January, 2021. One day after the announcement of her record deal, she released her debut self-named 5-track EP on the 22nd of January, 2021.
Ayra Starr (EP)
19 & Dangerous