Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe known professionally as Ayra Starr is a Nigerian singer and songwriter famous for hits songs like Rush, Away, Bloody Samaritn, and Sability. Ayra is also a fashion model enjoying a massive online audience across various social media platforms.

Ayra Star achieved mainstream recognition with her eponymous debut extended play and its hit track “Away” which peaked at number four on Nigeria’s TurnTable Top 50 and at number 17 on Us Billboard Top Thriller Global, paving the way for the release of her first full-length studio album, 19 & Dangerous in August 2021.

Debuting on the Pandora Predictions chart, Starr claimed the number three spot on Billboard’s Next Big Sound on 28 August 2021.

Early Life

Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe was born on 14 June 2002, in Cotonou, Benin. She grew up there and in Lagos, Nigeria. She was born to Nigerian parents from Kwara State and Delta State and had one sibling, a brother named Dami Aderibigbe. Due to her father’s business, her family moved frequently during her high school years, and as a result, she had a hard time forming close friends.

At the age of 10, she sang in a high school choir and began writing songs with her brother. She attended Les Cours Sonou University and received a BA degree in international relations and political science. During her college years, she got bullied by her classmates because of her age and appearance. Ayra Starr’s mother was very supportive of her musical ambition and always encouraged her to pursue her singing career.

How much is Ayra Starr’s Net Worth?

The talented Nigerian artist has an estimated Net Worth of $1.5 Million. She makes huge earnings from net worth from hit songs, concerts, endorsement deals, streaming changes, and global achievements.

Name Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe
NicknameAyra Starr
Date of Birth14 June 2002
Birthplace Cotonou, Benin
Age21 years (as of 2023)
Height5ft 4 inches, (1.55 meters)
Weight60 kg

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Ayra Starr career


At the age of 16 Ayra was signed with Quove Models, a modeling agency based in Lagos, In August 2018. She worked with many brands including Esperanza Women wear banned, Complete Fashion Magazine, Mazelle Studio, and so on.


In 2019, Arya started making covers of songs already produced by many popular singers. Including Andra Day and 2Face Ldibia online and many others. She appeared in Eri Life’s music video titled “Dear Future Wife” as Vixen, In December 2019.

In December 2019, she uploaded an original song called Damage on her Instagram page. That song got the attention of the Mavis record boss, Don Zazzy, and led to her first recording contract with Mavin Records.

It was during this period that she released her self-style album titled “Ayra Starr“. She collaborated with Ikon, Louddaaa, Johnny Drile, and her brother, Dami. The EP album contains 5 tracks which was a mixture of many genres including R&B, and neo-soul with some Afro-Pop.

The EP album received a lot of positive feedback and acceptance. It became the number-one album on Nigeria, iTunes, and Apple Music in almost 5 countries. Which include Nigeria, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, and Ghana. The album racked up over 15 million streams across Spotify, YouTube, and Audio Mack.


Ranked #3 on the Billboard Next Big Sound chart, Ayra Starr showcased her talent at various events. She performed one of her songs at The Olori Awards during the UC Berkeley Nigerian Students Association Culture show. She also graced the stage at the Big Brother Naija Season 6 (BB Naija S6 – Shine Your Eye) in September 2021.

On August 6, 2021, Ayra Starr released her second album, titled “19 & Dangerous,” featuring contributions from various artists and personnel including Don Jazzy, CKay, Foushee, Andre Vibez, and others. Ayra Starr, serving as the lead singer, collaborated with a diverse range of talents on the project.

Personal Life

Senior Man Kristo (S.M.K) is currently married to Ayra Starr, and they have two children together. The young talented singer is happily married and considers her husband a blessing.