ARA is the first world-acclaimed female African traditional drummer! She is a passionate icon of Nigeria’s emerging entertainment industry.
ARA is an African Female Entrepreneur, a world-class delight! She is the Cultural Ambassador to His Imperial Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, the 51st Ooni of Ife. She is a must-watch, as soloist and in group.
Inspired by her love for African culture and heritage, Aralola Olumiyiwa gave herself early enough to an ageless pillar of traditional African orchestra – The African Drum!
Through Ages and challenges, the drum has been a loyal companion and comrade of the black man. Drum celebrated wealth, it mobilized patriots to war.
Africa is deep. The African drum is integral to African evolution. It has a past. It commands conscious presence in the drifting present. It is vital to the birth of Africa’s sound future.
ARA’s mission is to tell its story, praise its strength, protect and promote its legacies. Her vision is the revival of popular awareness and patronage of the profound place and power of the African drum in the resilient evolution and captivating nuances of Africa.
The Talking Drum is unique to Yorubas of Nigeria’s South-West.
This powerful instrument defines ARA’s artistic presence and premium reign in Nigeria’s entertainment industry.
Of dexterous skill and captivating stage attitude, ARA leads a talented orchestra to create pulses of exceptionally entertaining African symphony that once accentuated pristine Yoruba existence.
Her success at being able to fuse traditional beats with modern rhythms has led her to holding studio and theatre performances with such world greats as Stevie Wonder and Usher Raymond.
Tuface Idibia, King Sunny Ade, Femi Kuti and Yeni Kuti are some A-list Nigerian acts with whom ARA has performed live on stage. Wyclef Jean, Angelie Kidjo and ALL 4 One are part of the large pack of globally famous foreign performers who have worked diligently with Ara.
JOIN US THIS YEAR AT AWIEF ON 29TH AND 30TH SEPTEMBER TO NETWORK WITH ARA AND OTHER INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED AFRICAN WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS AND BUSINESS LEADERS.
DATE: 29 – 30 September 2016
VENUE: The Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos