“I’ve Always Wanted To Be A Teenage Popstar” – Nigerian Singer, Ayra Starr Reveals
Popular Nigerian singer, Ayra Starr has revealed that she had always wanted to be a teenage popstar explaining why she still dresses the way she does.
In a recent interview with Guap Magazibe, the 20-year-old Nigerian popstar revealed that one of the reasons she dresses the way she does is so she can inspire young people to feel powerful when they see her.
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Responding to a question on whether she feels like an Afrobeats Gen-Z ambassador, Ayra Starr stated she does, stating how with what she does with her music.
“I don’t know where it comes from but I feel like I have this responsibility to kind of show my generation what we can be and what we can do and I think I’m doing that through my music.
“I’ve always wanted to be a teenage popstar because I never saw that growing up and all the teenage pop stars I saw were white – there were no black teenage pop stars. I remember being like ‘I want to be a teenage popstar, I want my younger sister and her friends to be able to watch my videos and say I want to be that’ That’s why I still do things like wear pink, because I want girls to be able to feel powerful when they see me.
“I feel like I have a responsibility to do that for my generation and the generation that’s coming. I want to inspire people.”
Since signing to Mavin Records, she has achieved mainstream recognition with her solo songs and album, topping charts and ranking number 2 on Billboard’s Next Big Sound.
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