Nigerian singer, songwriter and model Ayra Starr is the cover star for Accelerate TV’s “The Cover” October issue.
For the cover story, the star takes us through her style of music, how she harnesses her individuality and other areas of music she hopes to explore.
In this issue, Ayra dons two stunning pink looks, and on the cover, the ”Fashion Killer” looks fabulous in a pink cut out two-piece by GËTO World featuring bold braids and matching eye shadow. For her second look, Ayra opts for a blazer and printed dress combo from the same designer. She paired the look with chunky thigh-high boots.
Read excerpts from the interview below:
On her source of energy and how she would best describe it:
My source is undoubtedly God, before anything and everything else. He’s where I get everything I need. That’s my foundation.
I also get a lot of support from my family. They play an instrumental role in my life. They always look out for me and want the best for me. I can’t quantify how supportive they are. And lastly, myself. I’m confident in my craft and in my abilities.
On how she manages her mental health and what keeps her balanced and clear-minded:
Whenever I start to feel overwhelmed or stressed, I just take a break. I withdraw from the noise and all the distractions and spend
time on myself. I do the things that make me feel good or just calm me down…I watch TV, I eat and I sleep.
On how she handles negative comments:
I do not register information that is not my business. I don’t know any other way to answer or explain what I mean. I simply do
not dwell on negativity. It requires time and energy that can be channelled towards more useful things. Alternatively, I think people should focus on more important and meaningful things when they aren’t listening to my music. I’m a proud feminist, I believe in one love and I’m a fashion killer of course!
On how she cultivates or harnesses her individuality:
I read books about spirituality and try to make sure that I am always learning. That’s the way to keep expanding your mind and
adding depth to your thoughts. I also learn a lot through music and have a genuine desire to be a better person and to master my craft. But just as importantly, my mom taught me how to be my own person.
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Watch her interview below: