Soul Train Awards 2023: 5 Essential Facts About Ayra the Rising Afropop Sensation You Need on Your Playlist

Songs like "Rush" have taken social media by storm.

She’s only 21 but Ayra Starr has become an often-mentioned name in the Afropop music scene. In 2019, the singer began recording and uploading videos of herself covering songs by other artists, ultimately catching the attention of MAVIN Records executive Don Jazzy, who signed the aspiring act not long after.

Ayra has gifted fans with numerous musical gems that have become anthems in their own right, including tracks such as “Rush” and  “Bloody Samaritan.” In a short time, the singer has solidified her spot as one of the acts to watch. So, get familiar with the sounds of the singer climbing to the top of the Afropop scene.

  • “Rush”

    “Rush” is Ayra’s debut single from her debut album “19 & Dangerous.”


  • “Fashion Killer”

    It is a seductive and sultry track that combines Ayra's smooth vocals with a mesmerizing beat.

  • “Beggie Beggie” feat. CKay

    This song blends Ayra's soulful voice with Ckay's rap verses, creating a harmonious masterpiece.

  • “Sare”

    Ayra's uplifting vocals make this upbeat record perfect for moments when you need extra motivation.

  • “Rhythm & Blue”

    “Rhythm & Blue” is the latest track from the afropop star. The song proves Ayra Star is bound for greatness.

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