A song on my new album is about my late father – Ayra Starr reveals

Famous Nigerian singer, Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe, better known as Ayra Starr, has revealed that she dedicated a song to her late father in her newly released album.

According to Ayra, ‘The Kids Are All Right’ the outro of her sophomore album, ‘The Year I Turned 21’ is about her dad and it was sung by her niece.

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The 21-year-old Mavin Princess told Elle magazine that she is finally coming to terms with the death of her father, Mr Aderibigbe.

She said; “I end the album with a song called ‘The Kids Are All Right,’ which is my niece singing about dad and finally coming to terms with the death of my dad”.

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Nigerian Grammy-nominated singer, Ayra Starr recounted how her mother used music to blackmail her into taking her education seriously.

She said that ever since she was a child with the dream of being a pop star, her mum always told her that if she wants to do music, she would have to bag a bachelor’s degree first.

She said: “I feel like my mum has been using music to blackmail me since I was a child. She was like, ‘If you want to do music, you have to do this.’

When she suggested we relocate to Lagos from Benin Republic, I declined initially, but she convinced me that Lagos is the land of music. She insisted that if I wanted to do music, I would have to finish school first.”

In the same interview, Ayra Starr revealed that she was 14 years old when she gained admission into the university.

The ‘Rush’ hit-maker further said she sat for JAMB exam together with her elder brother and with her result, she got admitted into a good school.

She said; “I got into the university at 14. Usually, a lot of people in Nigeria finish secondary school at 15 or 16. I knew that if I waited till I was 15 [before completing my secondary school], I wouldn’t be able to be a teenage pop star.”