Rave of the moment, Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe, Ayra Starr, has spoken out following her record-breaking achievement.
The Mavins signee made history as the first female Nigerian singer to surpass 100million streams on Spotify.
According to Chart data, Ayra Starr’ hit song, ‘Rush’ has become the first solo song by a female Nigerian artist to surpass 100 million streams on Spotify.
“@ayrastarr’s “Rush” becomes the first solo song by a female Nigerian artist to surpass 100 million streams on Spotify”, the tweet read.
Reacting to it, Ayra Starr noted how things that were once a dream were becoming her reality.
Congratulating herself she tweeted, “The things that once just dreamed. Congratulations superstar @ayrastarr!!!!”.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports that although musically diverse, Ayra Starr’s sound has predominantly been categorized as Afropop and R&B.
Her voice has been described in the media as “silky”, “cozy”, “delicate”, “sturdy”, “arresting” and “soulful”, with music critics noting the dynamic nature of her range and emotional delivery.
Her lyrics are a mixture of English, Nigerian Pidgin English and Yoruba, often exploring contemporary topics such as love, relationship, empowerment and freedom.
With the release of her debut eponymous EP, some critics felt that her vocal technique resembled Tems’ musical style.
Ayra Starr grew up in a musically inclined family. She considers her mother, a former singer and her brother Dami, a guitarist and songwriter as her earliest inspirations for her interest in a music career.
Growing up between Bénin and Nigeria, she was exposed to different cultures that influenced her perspective on life and her personality.
Ayra Starr and Dami began writing songs from a very young age under the tutelage of their mother and aunt.
She had wanted to make a real career out of singing since age 10 but her father encouraged her to complete her education first.