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Chris Brown Appreciates Ayra Starr Following Their Collaboration On His Tour

American singer/songwriter, Chris Brown is appreciating Nigerian Afrobeats star, Ayra Starr over their collaboration during his 11:11 tour.

It should be noted that Ayra Starr delivered an incredible performance during Chris Brown’s tour, mesmerizing fans with renditions of her popular songs.

Taking to his Snapchat, Chris Brown asserted that it was amazing working with Ayra Starr, sending love to her and her team while sharing a video of them sharing a passionate hug and chatting backstage.

He wrote: “Was amazing to have you with us on tour Ayra! Much love to you and your team ❤️”

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‘I Grew Up In Front Of Everyone’ – Singer, Ayra Starr

Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe, the famous Afrobeats star, who is popularly known as Ayra Starr, has boasted about achieving stardom at a young age.

The singer said since she gained prominence with her eponymous debut EP and first full-length project ’19 & Dangerous’ in 2021, her music has been evolving.

She emphasised that she grew up in the spotlight.

Appearing on Visa’s ‘Music Talks,’ Ayra Starr said, “My first single blew up in Africa and I was overwhelmed. I got to grow up in front of everyone. We need to allow artistes grow and find themselves. So I don’t even know if this is my final form yet, but I don’t think there’s any such thing as a final form. I don’t think so.

“I think there’s eras and times and you just become better. This is the vibe now with Ayra Starr, it might not be there next year. It might be better, it might be bigger.”

On her global acceptance, Starr said, “Different people from different parts of the world love my music. My voice is kind of my sound. I bring the Afrobeats to every genre I enter.”

She disclosed that she recorded five songs during her first meeting with Don Jazzy, who later signed her to Mavin Records.

“I recorded five songs the first day I met Don Jazzy. Three of those ended up in my first EP,” she said.

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Nigerian Singer, Ayra Starr Explains Why She “Can’t Stand Straight”

Ayra Starr has responded to comments about her posture.

The singer is occasionally pictured with her butt pushed out.

She took to X to give a sarcastic explanation for this, writing: “Guys I actually can’t stand straight.

“it’s not my fault, My waist is bent from carrying afrobeats on my back this year.”

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Ayra Starr Reminds Me of Myself, She Deserves More Accolades – Tems

Grammy-winning Nigerian singer Temilade Openiyi, popularly known as Tems has spoken kindly of her junior colleague, Ayra Starr.
According to Tems, Ayra Starr deserves commendation because she’s hardworking.
The ‘Love Me Jeje’ crooner revealed that Starr reminds her of herself.
Speaking in a recent interview with NPR, Tems said Ayra Starr deserves more accolades.
“I would like to give flowers to this young girl called Ayra Starr. We met years ago. She reminds me so much of myself, she’s such a hardworking girl and she deserves some flowers,” Tems said.
She also hinted at a possible collaboration between them.
Recall that Rihanna expressed her desire to work with the duo during her meeting with Ayra Starr at the Authentic Woman event in the UK.
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Ayra Starr Becomes First Female Nigerian Artiste to Debut on Billboard 200 Album Chart

Ayra Starr has become the first Nigerian female artist to grace the U.S. Billboard 200 Album chart.
The singer made history with her sophomore album, ‘The Year I Turned 21’ which debuted at No. 195 on Monday.
“Debuts on this week’s #Billboard200:
No. 2, @ATEEZofficial Golden Hour : Part.1 (EP)
No. 5, @ShaboozeysJeans Where I’ve Been, Isn’t Where I’m Going
No. 17, @themarias Submarine
No. 102, @crowdermusic The Exile
No. 169, @carinleonofi Boca Chueca, Vol. 1
No. 195, @ayrastarr The Year I Turned 21,” Billboard charts tweeted.
The album is also the first project by a female Nigerian artist to debut on the UK Official Album chart.

It debuted at N0. 80 in the UK and N0. 72 in France.

Burna Boy’s ‘Love, Damini’ which reached NO. 14 remains the highest-peaking Nigerian album in the U.S. it’s also the first Nigerian album to top the UK album chart.
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Ayra Starr’s Album Hits 375 million Streams On Its First Day

The latest album of Afrobeats star, Ayra Starr, titled “The Year I Turned 21,” has achieved a major feat as it has garnered 375 million cumulative streams on its first day.

This remarkable feat not only highlights her growing influence in the music industry but also showcases her unique talent for crafting songs that resonate profoundly with her audience.

The staggering number of streams reflects her hard work, creativity, and the strong bond she shares with her fans.

“The Year I Turned 21” is a 15-track album featuring collaborations with prominent artists like Asake, Giveon, Coco Jones, Anitta, and Rvssian.

The album covers a range of topics, including self-confidence, introspection, love, gender positivity, and mental wellbeing, showcasing Ayra Starr’s versatility and growth as an artist.

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Ayra Starr Spotted With Mystery Man, Don Jazzy Reacts

Nigerian singer, Ayra Starr has been seen with a mystery man forcing music producer, Don Jazzy to react.
The photo posted on the internet has left tongues wagging on social media.

The Mavin Records singer who recently released her new album, ‘The Year I Turned 21’, was seen in the company of a man whose face was hidden.

Following its spread on social media, netizens had began wondering who the man might be and the social media detectives had already began digging through their archives.
However, Don Jazzy quickly stepped to put the matter to rest as he revealed that the mystery man was none other than Giveon, an American singer.
It is assumed by netizens that the two were shooting a music video together.
Don Jazzy wrote:
“No be only Mystery. Abeg na Giveon be that o.”
Check out reactions that followed:
mikkytorino said: “Omo… my heart dropped for a second. Our love story continues”
fabulousesthy remarked: “Lmao she even tagged him and I’m wondering how they didn’t see it 😂😂😂😂”
thrifty_genie wrote: “Why he cast am like dat 😂😂”
thatgirl_janella commented: “Funny how people don’t know Giveon ……lol …na only portable una know….smh”
stormboyebelebe said: “I don write breakup letter finish😢 make I return this sniper,ehh bby @ayrastarr”
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Singer, Ayra Starr Opens Up On Why She Decided To Work With Asake, Seyi Vibez

Afrobeats sensation Ayra Starr has clarified her decision to collaborate with Asake and Seyi Vibez, asserting that she was unaware of any rivalry between the two superstars.

According to the songstress, she decided to work with the superstars because she loves their sonic prowess.

“I didn’t put Asake and Seyi Vibez on my album because of their rivalry. I didn’t know about the rivalry between Asake and Seyi Vibez. I just love both of them as artists” Ayra explained.


She continued, ” I’m really big on sonic; what would sound good sonically. My team is always thinking of the business side but I’m just thinking of who would be sonically compatible with me. And I’ve been listening to Seyi Vibez’s ‘Different Pattern’ for a very long time. So I decided to work with him. When I sent the record to him, he sent his verse almost immediately.


“They were very quick with it. Asake, too, he sent me his verse in three days.”

Ayra Starr provided the insights, while featuring in an interview session on The Beat FM Lagos. She was asked whether her decision to work with both singers on her sophomore album, ‘The Year I Turned 21,’ was intentional because of their rivalry and the singer answered on the contrary.

Asake and Seyi Vibez have not had any public spat, but there has always been a chill between their fans on social media.

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I Knew I Was Going To Be A Superstar Since I Was 10 Years Old – Singer, Ayra Starr Says

Ayra Starr, the popular Nigerian singer, has made a new claim.

The superstar singer claimed she knew she was going to be a superstar at a tender age but confusion set in as to how that would happen.

Recounting her rise to fame, Ayra said she ventured into the music world at 18, shortly after she graduated from the University. 

She made this known during an interview with a renowned streaming platform, Spotify where she revealed how she knew from a tender age about becoming famous.

According to Ayra Starr, her mother stalled her music career until she graduated at 18, making it her first time in a studio.

The Grammy nominee further highlighted the phases of her life after she bagged fame following the breakthrough of her first album.

She said: “The year I turned 10, I knew I was going to be a superstar but I didn’t know how. The year I turned 16, I just wanted sing in my room; 18 was when I entered the studio for the first time, and I had just graduated from the university. I remember my mom said that the only time you can do music is when you can do music.

“I released my first album in 19, ’19 and Dangerous’ and it took the world by storm. At 20, I released Rush and it was my biggest song. The year I turned 21, I got nominated for Grammy; that was the beginning of living my life as the global African superstar.”

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I Had Writer’s Block For Six Months – Singer, Ayra Starr Reveals

Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe, the popular, Grammy-nominated Nigerian singer and songwriter, who is better known as Ayra Starr, has opened up about her struggle with writer’s block and how it affected her.

The ‘Rush’ crooner said she couldn’t write songs for about six months until she received the demo of her song ’21’ off her new album, ‘The Year I Turned 21,’ from a friend as a birthday present which opened her mind.

“I got the demo of ’21’ from a friend as a birthday gift the day I turned 21,” She said in a viral podcast interview.

“I had told him that it has been so hard… I was having a writer’s block for six months. I couldn’t write about myself then he gave me the first version of the song in a demo as my birthday gift. Recording ’21’ was quite easy for me, I did it in one-take. I was even lying down with the mic in my hand.

“’21’ is special because it is what opened my mind to the rest of the album. With ’21’ I started to see myself again the way I wanted to see myself.”