AYRA STARR APPRECIATES NICKI MINAJ OVER ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Written by maxfmeditor3 on July 21, 2023
Ayra Starr, the rising Nigerian singer with a soulful voice and captivating melody, recently shared a heartwarming telephone conversation she had with the esteemed American-Trinidadian Hip Hop star, Nicki Minaj.
In an exclusive interview with Teen Vogue, the 21-year-old songstress, whose real name is Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe, expressed her deep admiration for Nicki Minaj, highlighting the global icon as a significant influence on her life and artistic journey.
Having been born and raised in Nigeria, Ayra Starr fondly reminisced about her upbringing, where she grew up listening to Nicki Minaj’s music. The iconic rapper’s songs played a pivotal role in building Ayra’s self-confidence and empowering her to face challenges head-on, even defying her teachers. Through Nicki Minaj’s powerful lyrics and empowering messages, Ayra found strength and inspiration to be true to herself and stand up for what she believed in.
During the exclusive interview, Ayra Starr expressed her awe and excitement about the opportunity to have a personal conversation with her role model, Nicki Minaj. For someone who had looked up to the global superstar for so long, the chance to connect with her felt surreal and overwhelming. The conversation served as a moment of validation and encouragement for the young Nigerian artist, reaffirming her passion for music and her dreams of making a significant impact in the music industry.
She said; “I was on a call with Nicki Minaj….. She doesn’t understand how much I love her. I grew up listening to her. I was like ‘you made me feel confident. Because of you, I could tell my teacher no.”
Being part of Mavin Records has allowed Ayra Starr to grow as an artist and hone her skills. The support and guidance she receives from the label’s experienced team have undoubtedly contributed to her artistic growth and success.