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Nigerian Afro-Pop Ayra Starr to headline Shoke Shoke Festival this March

Fast rising Nigerian Afro-Pop singer, songwriter and model Ayra Starr is set to perform in Nairobi for the second time.

According to the organisers of Shoke Shoke Festival, the Bloody Samaritan hitmaker is set to thrill her fans in Nairobi with one of a kind performance on March 4, 2023.

Ayra, who made her first performance in the country last year, will perform at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC).

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Born Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe, Ayra acknowledged that the love of arts grew in her, as she is not from a family of artists.

While she has written her own songs and has done cover songs of her favourite artistes, the superstar had a strong passion for singing and song writing and fashion at a very young age.

In 2018, she was signed to Quove Model Company to develop her modelling career. But not too long then, her passion for music would took her to the next big level of her life.

In 2020, her soulful voice captivated Mavin’s Supreme Leader Don Jazzy the very first time he had her sing and became bent on signing her.

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With over 100 million plus streams of her debut EP Ayra Starr and debut album 19 & Dangerous in all streaming digital platforms, Bloody Samaritan hitmaker is also currently one of the most streamed non-East African act on digital stores across East African countries.

Dubbed one of the biggest musical prospects by respected industry insiders and reputed publications such as Rolling Stone and Vogue, Ayra also became Ambassador to one of world’s biggest beverage drink company, Pepsi.

Last year, the 20-year-old singer, performed in Kenya for the first time. She teamed up with Bien Aime Baraza who surprised fans by bringing the rest of the Sauti Sol members on stage although they weren’t on the performance list.

The concert, dubbed Bald Men Love Better held by Thrift Social, was hosted by MCs BV Accurate and Ditozworldwide and saw top DJs such as Kaneda, DJ Schwaz, DJ Siq and US-based DJ Fully Focus.

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