Sunday, July 17, 2011


Drummer girl, Ara, has joined the growing list of Nigerian celebrities without their husbands. She, last week, released the belated announcement of her separation from her husband of just two years.

According to her, she and her husband, Prince Nurudeen Olalekan Saliu, have been separated since January this year but had somehow withheld the announcement till now. “We’ve been separated since January,” a statement from the musician read. “But because I do not want rumours to start flying… all my friends and fans need to know what’s happening to me, I think it’s right to set the records straight once and for all on this. We’re no longer together and we’re both happy. We’ve both moved on.”

She went on to add that she is single again but not searching at the moment. “I’ve taken this decision very painfully; and it’s particularly a tough and sensitive time for me and my son. And I plead with my friends and fans to put us in their prayers at this period,” she concluded.

The couple married on Thursday, June 4, 2009 at the Isolo Registry and had their son a few weeks after. Rumour has it that the reason for their separation is not far distanced from wife battering and domestic violence and this post on her facebook wall more or less confirms it: “When I am down, I look for someone to show love n care to, someone I probably would never see again. I don’t know how I survived d last 7months people. Through my pain, the abuse, tears, the betrayal…I thank all those I have been of help to, in heeding ur calls, my broken heart is mending. I thank those who have helped me help others, God will continually lift you all…I thank God for making me His instrument. I thank God for my son!”

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