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Ooni of Ife Monarch appoints Ara as cultural ambassador

Ara is a top entertainer who has had the opportunity to record on Stevie Wonder's album titled "A time to Love" .

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The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has appointed female talking drummer, Ara, as a cultural ambassador to the kingdom of Ife.

Ara was presented an appointment letter from the office of the monarch, confirming her new position.

Ooni of Ife, Ara play

Ara, bowing to the Ooni of Ife



The female drummer made a post on her Facebook on May 20, 2016, where she showed off the appointment letter.

She wrote, "My appointment letter from His Imperial Majesty Oba Adeyeye Babatunde Enitan Ogunwusi the Ooni of Ife."

Ooni of Ife, Ara play

Ara's Appointment Letter


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This appointment is in recognition of Ara, as a good custodian of the Yoruba tradition.

Ara's interest in the talking drum is as a result of her early exposure to the cultural values of the Yoruba land.

She was born into an Ondo family with a rich belief about their culture, which opened her up to many festivals showcasing the richness of the Yoruba culture.

See more about Ara below.

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