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Cotonou ➔ Lagos


19 & Dangerous is an apt name for Ayra Starr’s debut album. Since its release in 2021, the Gen Z Afrobeats singer-songwriter has racked up hundreds of million of streams on her top single and 3 million followers on Instagram, and collaborated with fellow music luminaries Wizkid, CKay and Kelly Rowland. Born in the port city of Cotonou, the self-described ‘celestial being’ moved to Lagos at 13, and immediately knew that it was where she would become a star. Fuelled by the hustle of the Nigerian capital, Ayra Starr quickly landed on Nigerian charts, and she became the first female artist in the county to have multiple songs peak at number one.

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