I used to attend parties uninvited —Ayra Starr

Oyinkansola Aderibigbe, also known as Ayra Starr, is a well-known singer.

She says that when she first started out, she would go to parties even though she wasn't invited.  

In an interview with Spotify, she said, "I grew up in different cities—Lagos, Abuja (Nigeria),

and Cotonou (Republic of Benin)—and that helped me bring different energies into my sound.

Cotonou is like a beach in that it is very quiet and peaceful. It's a place where you can get your thoughts in order.  

For creatives like me, Lagos just feels like home. There is always something going on.