Ayra Starr Biography: Age, Wiki, Real Name, State Of Origin, Career, Net Worth, Boyfriend, Family, Parents, Siblings, Social Media And More

Ayra Starr is a Beninese-born Nigerian singer, songwriter, and model. She is signed to Mavin Records, one of the leading music labels in Africa. She is known for her hit songs such as Rush, Sability, and Bloody Samaritan. She released her debut EP, Ayra Starr, in January 2023, and her first album, 19 & Dangerous, in August 2023. She has also collaborated with other artists such as Crayon, Bas, Tiwa Savage, and Darkoo. She is regarded as one of the rising stars of the Nigerian music industry.

Early Life, Parents and Siblings

Ayra Starr was born on 14 June 2002 in Cotonou, Benin, to Nigerian parents from Kwara and Delta States. She has four siblings: two brothers, Ade and Dami, and two sisters, Tolulope and Jesutunmise. Her family moved frequently during her high school years because of her father’s business, and as a result she had a hard time forming close friendships. Her father died in 2018. Her interest in singing comes mostly from her upbringing in a musical household. Her mother was a former singer, and her brother Dami is a songwriter, guitarist, producer, and composer who inspired and helped Ayra with her music career.


Ayra Starr had her primary education in Lagos, Nigeria. She is a native of Edo state but grew up in both Lagos and Cotonou, where she was born. Ayra Starr Attended Les Cours Sonou University and graduated with a degree in international relations and political science.

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Ayra Starr Biography

Ayra Starr started her career as a model at the age of 16 with Quove Model Management. She worked with brands such as Mazelle Studio, Complete Fashion Magazine, and Esperanza Woman before deciding to pursue a career in music. She began posting covers of songs by popular artists on Instagram, and in December 2019, she posted her first original song on her page. This caught the attention of Don Jazzy, the CEO of Mavin Records, who signed her to his label in 2020.

She released her debut EP, Ayra Starr, in January 2021, which featured five songs, including the hit track Away. The EP received positive reviews from critics and fans, and was streamed over 11 million times on Audiomack in its first month. Away also peaked at number 17 on the Billboard Top Triller Global chart, and number four on Nigeria’s TurnTable Top 50 chart.

She followed up with her first album, 19 & Dangerous, in August 2021, which contained 11 songs and featured collaborations with CKay and Fousheé. The album was praised for its versatility, maturity, and experimentation with different genres such as afropop, R&B, alté, and dancehall. The lead single, Bloody Samaritan, became her first solo song to top the TurnTable Top 50 chart, and also charted on the UK Afrobeats Chart and the Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart.

She has also worked with other artists such as Crayon, Bas, Tiwa Savage, and Darkoo on various projects. She is regarded as one of the rising stars of the Nigerian music industry, and has been nominated for several awards, such as the Headies, MTV Africa Music Awards, and the Grammy Awards. She is also a social media influencer, with over 2 million followers on Instagram and over 500 thousand followers on TikTok.


Ayra Starr Biography

Ayra Starr has won several awards and nominations for her music career. Some of them are:

  • Best Female West Africa at the 2023 AFRIMMA Awards²
  • Best African Music Performance at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards for her song “Rush”
  • Best Vocal Performance (Female), Best Collaboration, Headies Viewer’s Choice, Best Afrobeats Album, Album Of The Year, Best R&B single, Best Afrobeats Single Of The Year and Next Rated at the 2022 Headies Awards.

Personal Life

Ayra Starr Biography

Ayra Starr is currently single and has no boyfriend, as she is not dating anyone. She is also not married and therefore does not have a husband. She was rumoured to be in a relationship with Rema, her brother in Christ, but she denied it.

Social Media

Ayra Starr is also a social media influencer, with over 4.3 million followers on Instagram, 5.4 million followers on TikTok, and over 1.5 million subscribers on YouTube. She is regarded as one of the rising stars of the Nigerian music industry. Here are her social media handles:

Instagram: @ayrastarr

Twitter: @ayrastarr

Facebook: Ayra Starr

YouTube: @ayrastarrofficial

TikTok: @ayrastarr

Net Worth

Ayra Starr’s net worth is estimated to be between $500,000 and $1 million as of 2023. Her main source of income is from her music royalties, merchandise sales, and endorsements. She has partnered with brands such as Pepsi and Gionee Mobile.

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