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Thursday, January 31, 2013


Nigerian female drummer, Araola Olumuyiwa, better known as Ara, is set to release a new movie titled Osunfunke and sponsored by the government of the State of Osun.
The movie, which will be set in Osogbo and Lagos, will be directed by Deejay Tee and co-directed by Kola Olaiya. Ara plays Osunfunke in the movie, while popular Yoruba actor, Saheed Balogun plays Teju.
The movie tells the story of Osunfunke, a young, troubled female from the Arungba family in Osogbo who 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 do that. After graduating from the university, the love for her culture took her to a place where she started working with a foreign boss. While in her new job, she met, Teju, a dashing young man who had come to watch the Osun Osogbo featival with his fiancee. When Teju realised that Osunfunke could sing and dance, he invited her to Lagos so that his producer/ friend, played by Deejay Tee, could produce her music. On getting to Lagos, the producer tried to make her become a modernised superstar but she insisted on maintaining her originality.
According to what gathered, the movie will be premiered at the forthcoming Osun Osogbo festival. Ara is also going to take the movie on tour of the United Kingdom, France and the United States.

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