May 3 • 1HR 1M

Ayra Starr — Nigeria's Celestial Being

How does a teenager pivot from fashion to music at the highest levels? How do you go from prayer hopeful to being Africa's superstar sabi gal?

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Joey Akan
All about African Music
Episode details

Ayra Starr is a Beninese-born Nigerian singer signed to Mavin Records. After launching a fashion career at the age of 16, she pivoted to music, covering several songs by popular artists on Instagram, before sharing her first original song in December 2019.

This brought caught the eye of record executive Don Jazzy, who signed her to his record label Mavin Records. In this episode, Ayra seats with music journalist, Joey Akan, talking about finding herself and her voice via music.