Mavin diva, Ayra Star is lone Nigerian female nominated for 66th Grammys

Mohammed Taoheed 


On the early morning of Friday, the Recording Academy released the nomination list of the 66th Grammy Awards.

Among the eight Nigerian superstars who secured the nominations in the global music recognition, checks by BlackBox Nigeria shows that Ayra Start is the only female from Nigeria that earned the nomination.

In this piece, we’ll be taking you to meet who Ayra Starr is.

To say that Ayra Star has had an incredible year is to absolutely state the obvious and proof is here with Grammys handing her a nomination at the next musical mundial coming up in Los Angeles in February.

Although, the full nominations list saw an amazing domination of female singers and songwriters with SZA, Phoebe Bridgers, Victoria Money, Taylor Swift amongst others leading the pack, the Nigerian delegation has an ensemble of mostly male particularly returnee, Burna Boy, Davido and YBNL duo, Olamide and Asake.

It is however phenomenal to observe that talented Mavin act, Ayra Star made history as the youngest and first Nigerian artiste that would be nominated for the award.

Born in June 2002, Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe is a Nigerian fast-rising female artiste, who is professionally known as Ayra Starr.

The Beninese-born Nigerian star started a fashion career at the age of 16 with Quove Model Management before deciding to chase a place in the music industry.

After covering different songs by popular artists on Instagram, Ayra Starr released her first original song on her page in December 2019.

The hit made her to catch the attention of music record executive Don Jazzy, who signed her to his record label Mavin Records.

The Afrobeats singer earned a nomination for her first Grammy Award in the category of Best African Music Performance for her song “Rush”.


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