Nigerian singer-songwriter Ayra Star is on a stratospheric path to global domination in the music scene. Ever since the release of her critically acclaimed debut album 19 & Dangerous, her career has seemingly skyrocketed. From performing alongside fellow Nigerian megastar Burna Boy in the O2 Arena to collaborating with the likes of CKay, Stormzy, and Wizkid, and to being part of Spotify’s RADAR Global Artist Programme – everybody wants a slice of her undeniable talent, and with over 820 million global streams (and counting!) under her belt, the numbers don’t say otherwise. Only recently she was named one of BBC 1Xtra’s Hot For 2023 artists as well as VEVO’s DSCVR Artist To Watch, so it’s safe to say that she is not going anywhere anytime soon.
2022 marked a career-defining year for the artist. She released the long-awaited deluxe version of 19 & Dangerous that included the single “Rush” and a remix of her hit “Bloody Samaritan” featuring none other than Destiny’s Child icon Kelly Rowland. The former jumped straight to number 1 on the UK Afrobeats Charts and entered the Top 100 Official Charts, both of those achievements were a first for Starr. On top of that, it was also added to Barack Obama’s personal playlist.
Now, following up on the success of “Rush,” she returns with her brand new Afro-pop offering “Sability,” and the track’s infectious energy once again proves that Ayra Starr truly is a force to be reckoned with. It’s her first solo release of the year and what a feel-good banger it is – with its pulsating beat and the singer’s gorgeous signature sound, “Sability” will captivate listeners and lift their mood instantly.
When speaking about the track, the songstress says: “I am here to inspire people to be creative and live their best lives in whatever they do which is why I wanted to make this happy song everyone would relate with. Growing up there were some songs I listened to that I would term ‘happy songs’. I decided to lean towards making a high-vibrational song because I wanted to remind people of their childhood joy, what life was before the troubles, and also to transport them to that moment. ‘Sability’ is a happy song which would definitely take you back down memory lane, good memories.”
It’s undoubtedly an exciting time for the rising star, and after kicking off the new year strong with “Sability,” fans can expect much more music to come this year.