2023 Recap

Ayra Starr

The Celestial Being took the world head-on in 2023 showing the same level of fierce ambition, resolve, and style that has made her an undisputed icon.

In less than three years since her Mavin activation, Beninese-born Nigerian singer, Ayra Starr, has become a cultural icon for her generation. Thanks to her eclectic fashion style, powerful voice, and a forward-facing public persona that leans into the nuances and peculiarities of her listeners, Starr is helping her fans gain confidence in their identity one song at a time while living up to the very definition of her name as a star touching the universe.

2023 has been especially momentous for the singer who has perfected a refreshing blend of her R&B influences with the distinctive lingo that propels afrobeats culture. Her first single of the year, “Sability,” offered proof of the singer’s increasing proficiency at this synthesizing of moods and sounds with the single going viral across social media straight from the gate. If there was any doubt about her metamorphosis into a dextrous Afropop performer, collaborations with Young Jonn, Tiwa Savage, Tyla, and Darkoo have put paid to that. From then on, Ayra has logged hours on stages across the world as part of her 21 World Tour, a stylistic homage to her age as she takes on the world with a characteristic fearless streak that only she can summon.


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Ayra Starr


Ayra Starr

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