Born in Benin Republic, the 20-year-old was raised between its beach city, Cotonou and the cultural hub of Lagos, Nigeria. This mix of cultures inspires her global approach to music, art and life. She's inspired by the regal earthiness of Angelique Kidjo, Rihanna's feisty confidence, as well as 90s fashion icons. Ayra describes her sound as Afrosoul, told in an intoxicating voice that evokes a Gen Z queen-in-waiting. Her music speaks for a generation of girls around the world who are finding themselves. She announced herself to the world on January 22 2021 with an eponymous 5-track EP, which produced the No. 1 single, “Away” and spurred viral moments in. But Ayra Starr’s moment will come month’s after after releasing her debut studio album- 19 & Dangerous which has smash single "Bloody Samaritan''. 2022 can not come fast enough for the teenage singing sensation With a strong opening statement and a flurry of co-signs, Ayra Starr is giving black girls a new voice.