Nigeria’s acclaimed female drummer, Aralola Olumuyiwa, mostly known as Ara has joined the league of musicians who are venturing into acting. Ara’s movie, which is expected to be titled ‘Osunfunke’ is sponsored by the Osun State Government.
Osunfunke, a young troubled female from the Arungba Family in Osogbo, Osun State, was supposed to be the Arungba for the year but could not because she was raped in her first year at the University. Her younger sister had to assume the position. After graduating from the University, the love for her culture took her to a place where she started working with a foreign boss.
While attending to her new job, she met Teju, a dashing young man who had come to watch the Osun Osogbo festival with his fiancee. When Teju realized that Osunfunke could sing and dance, he invited her to Lagos so that his producer/friend, played by DJ Tee, could produce her music. On getting to Lagos, the producer tried to make her a modernized superstar, but Osunfunke insisted on maintaining her originality.
Asked by PM News on the moral of the flick, Ara said: ‘I am just saying in
Aralola Olumuyiwa A.K.A Ara.
essence that virginity is not a thing of the past. You could be a University undergraduate today and still maintain your virginity. In Osunfunke’s case, she maintained her virginity but it was taken from her. So I am just trying to talk about the importance of being a decent young lady, of appreciating our culture and where our culture can take us.’
The movie which will premiere at this year’s Osun Osogbo Festival will also be taken on a tour of the United Kingdom, France and the United States.
culled from Ariyatoday.com