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  • Updated: December 26, 2023

How Don Jazzy contributed to my stage name — Ayra Starr

How Don Jazzy contributed to my stage name — Ayra Starr

Nigerian diva Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe, popular as Ayra Starr, has disclosed how she came about her stage name.

The singer also revealed her record label boss, Don Jazzy's input in the name she is now popularly identified with.s

The Grammy Award nominee credited herself with creating "Ayra while the Mavin Records CEO contributed the suffix "Starr".

Speaking in a special Christmas interview with Arise TV, Ayra Starr noted that she went by 'Oyin', coined from her name 'Oyinkansola' before she joined the record label.

She said: “There is this Yoruba name called Ira, I wanted people to pronounce it as ‘Aira.’ And I was like, the only way they can pronounce it is by spelling it ‘A Y R A.’

"So, I was thinking about it and something just told me to go ‘A Y R A.’ And when I did, everything just came together: The meaning of the name, it felt like God was speaking to me.

“And ‘Starr’ was Don Jazzy’s idea. Ayra means ‘woke and open-minded.’ And that’s what I want. I want to be honoured and respected.”

 

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