After an impressive self-titled EP that placed the Pop-star among a vanguard of rising Nigerian Pop stars, Ayra Starr delivered her debut album on October 21, 2022 titled ’19 & Dangerous’. The album consists of 16 songs and is 47 minutes long. The project has 5 features from artists such as Kelly Rowland, Zinoleesky, and Foushee, to name a few.
The album explores relationships, betrayal, and self-assurance. The artist chronicles the transition from her childhood into her every changing adulthood. One song that I really enjoyed was titled “Rush”. “Rush” has a great feel to it and will make you dance. I would definitely recommend this song on a long drive.
I also liked the track “Toxic” because it shows that Ayra can sing R&B in the state that it’s currently in at the age of 19. This track also shows the depth in her voice as well. “Karma” is a nice track because the Pop-star’s sound matches the beat well and it showcases her accent and range in the vocals. The song focuses on the good things about love and belief in oneself.
One track I did not care for at all was “Fashion Killer”. The song was hard to understand and I couldn’t get a grasp of its concept. The beat sounds nice and gives it a good balance with the flow of the song but overall I just wasn’t feeling it.
This was a great first album for Starr to put her name out in the industry but I also believe the album needs better structure because it was all over the place with the placement of the tracks.