BY SAMUEL ABULUDE, LAGOS
The new kid on the block, Ara (Thunder), known for her budding talent as Nigeria second generation potter (Talking drum exponent), has announced her presence on the musical scene with the release of her first single, titled, Fimisile, sending signals across the scene that she is here for the long haul and ready to entertain musical bluffs with her unique talent.
The young Ara, whose real name is Ofurum Chinedu, from Ohaji Egbema Local Government Area of Imo state, is interestingly from the stable of Atunda Entertainment, which nurtured Nigeria first ever female potter, Ara to stardom.
Years after, the musical group, which is noted for its proclivity in grooming young talented artistes from cradle to the height of their careers, has churned out another female talking drummer also with the same stage name, Ara but this new act is differentiated with the appellation Thunder because she literarily exudes lightening on stage with her thunderous performance.
Although she started singing and performing at a very tender age and only turned professional in 2014, her debutant effort put a lie to all due to the maturity and deftness of her performance and control.
The young artiste different from the older Ara Wonder, has worked very hard to carve a niche for herself with her strong and powerful renditions as well as the artistic touch that she brings to her act, especially with her youthfulness, energy and vibrancy that are often overwhelming when she takes to the stage really set her apart.
Fimisile speaks to people of all ages, especially the youths on the realities of life and also as a reminder to all that life is a step by step process and should be experienced with patience. With this new release produced by Atunda Entertainment and Fliptcebeats, Ara, who is very well at home with live performances as she has gone on tour with Atunda Entertainment across the country and other parts of the world, is here to stay and will stop at nothing to get to stardom, which beckons.