“I was lying down when I wrote my last album” – Ayra Starr

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Popular Nigerian songstress, Sarah Aderibigbe better known as Ayra Starr, has revealed that she suffered writer’s block which affected her creative process.

The ‘Sabi’ hit-maker said she couldn’t write songs for about six months until she received the demo of her song ’21’ off her new album, ‘The Year I Turned 21,’ from a friend as a 21st birthday gift.

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She said that demo opened her mind and made the song flow so easy that she was recording her sophomore album while lying down with a microphone in her hand and everything was done in a single take.

Ayra Starr said; “I got the demo of ’21’ from a friend as a birthday gift the day I turned 21. I had told him that it has been so hard… I was having a writer’s block for six months.

I couldn’t write about myself then he gave me the first version of the song in a demo as my birthday gift. Recording ’21’ was quite easy for me, I did it in one-take. I was even lying down with the mic in my hand.

’21’ is special because it is what opened my mind to the rest of the album. With ’21’ I started to see myself again the way I wanted to see myself.”