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  Nigerian singer Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe, popularly known as Ayra Starr, has achieved a significant milestone in her career after emerging as the African artist with the most monthly listeners on Spotify.
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Ayra Starr surpassed Grammy-winning South African singer Tyla, who previously topped the charts on Spotify. As of the time of writing this article, the “Comma” crooner’s monthly Spotify listeners stood at 31,406,881, while Tyla’s listeners stood at 31,223,494. Ayra Starr’s second album, “The Year I Turned 21,” can be credited for her recent feat on the global streaming platform. The 15-track album, which made Ayra Starr the Nigerian female singer with the most opening-day streams on Spotify, features other top music acts such as Seyi Vibez, Asake, Giveon, Anitta, Coco Jones, and Milar.
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Recall that during an interview with Elle, Ayra Starr stated that the hit album is
“about confidence and getting money, falling in love and having your heart broken, understanding that life isn’t just about love or money.”
“It’s also about understanding oneself and self-love… There are a lot of introspective songs. For example, I end the album with a song called ‘The Kids Are All Right’, which is my niece singing about her dad and finally coming to terms with the death of my dad.”
“I have my siblings at the end of the song giving their final goodbye to my dad, giving the updates of their life.”

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With this recent achievement, Ayra Starr has joined other Nigerian singers such as Rema, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Tems, and CKay, who have ranked highest on the streaming platform’s monthly list.
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This article was first published on 10th June 2024


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