Ayra Starr recounts being a 'Mama Mboga' before being signed by Don Jazzy

Ayra Starr recounts selling vegetables by the roadside as a teenager

Ayra Starr
Ayra Starr
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Nigerian recording and performing artist, Sarah Aderibigbe popularly known by her stage name Ayra Starr is counting her blessings as she recounts how far she has come.

The 'Rush' hitmaker is a true testament from grass to grace and she is proud of it.

Sharing a piece of her private life Ayra posted what might be a throwback photo on her Instagram stories showing a bunch of women seated by the roadside in a dingy marketplace with goods spread out all around them.

The Mavin records signee went on to recount how as a teenager she used to sell fruits and vegetables with her grandma by the roadside to make a living while singing for anyone who cared to listen.

Captioning the photo she went on to marvel at how back then no one really cared for her singing and now people literally spend money to listen to her.

"6 years ago this used to be me selling vegetables and fruits with my grandmother singing to whoever wanted to hear me, now people are paying to watch me perform," wrote the 21-year-old artist.

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She in part added how blessed she felt to have made it being noting that she did not take it for granted.


"{I} will forever be grateful for where I am in my life, God really blessed me," the last of her post read..

 Ayra Starr made her breakthrough back in 2021 with the release of her debut self-titled extended play, featuring the chart-topping track ‘Away.’ This success followed her getting signed to Mavin Records, literally opening doors to the beginning of her promising and fulfilling music career.

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