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Why Unlike Other Artistes, I Don't Like Writing Love Songs - Ayra Starr

Ayra Starr gets candid

By Jide OkonjoPublished 3 months ago 3 min read

Nigerian singer Ayra Starr this week released her latest single titled "Rhythm and Blues". The song is a departure for the singer in that it is a love song, and in Ayra Starr's musical career that includes bangers like "Away", "Bloody Samaritan", "Rush", "Sability", and more, she doesn't have a lot of love songs. In fact, according to the singer, outside of this new release, she has only one other song that she considers to be a full love song. So the question of course is: why?

Well, during a new interview with Streetz Atlanta, Ayra Starr opened up about the reason why she doesn't like writing love songs. Here is what the 21 year old singer had to say.

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Ayra Starr during interview

Speaking about her new song "Rhythm and Blues" which is a love song, and explaining why she doesn't like writing love songs, Ayra Starr said:

AYRA STARR: "Rhythm & Blues", I'm so excited about this song. It's unlike anything I've done before, y'know. It's very different. The beat is very different. I worked with a new producer, I worked with a new team in general. I usually don't like writing love songs. I've been saying this so much. I don't. I feel like I like to make music that is very general, "e dey rush", like very bad, like I'm bad. I have a brand okay. This song is very detrimental to my brand, because I'm a hard girl. I don't be singing about love, excuse me! I'm Ayra Starr! What do you mean? [laughs]. But love is love, and that is why the song is so special because it is one of my love songs. I don't write a lot of love songs, I only have like one love song that is out and this is one of those songs that it's a love song, love song. And I just love it so much. But it still has the baddie element to it. I want to be in a vulnerable state but I still want to be like, powerful. I feel like this song shows the feminine side, but at the same time it's like I'm badass too.

Interesting! Do you know until she said it, I didn't even realize that truly, Ayra Starr doesn't have a lot of love songs. Wow! What do you think about that, and about her reason for not liking to writing them? Let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment either below or on my Jide Okonjo Facebook post.

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