Happy birthday to a crème de la crème of gospel music, Evang. Dr. Bola Are

By 'Gbenga Bankole

The history book of gospel music in Nigeria is incomplete without mentioning the great impacts and legacies of a  musicologist, Evangelist Dr. Bola Are.

The icon is well known across the globe for her inspirational and powerful songs of signs and wonders.

 Dr. Bola Are was born on the 1st of October, 1954 into the family of Elder & Mrs. T. A. Babayomi who hailed from Erio in Ekiti State Nigeria.

She attended C.A.C Primary School in Erio Ekiti and her Secondary School at C.A.C Grammar School Efon Alaaye (Caposto). She also studied Accounting at Ibadan Polytechnic.

Bola Are obtained her Doctorate degree in Music in July 1985 at St. John's University, Missouri U.S.A. She was gifted and brilliant.

She started singing from the age of two and the power of God was greatly upon her even from the incipient stage of her life. She was brought up by four major prophets in Christ Apostolic Church - Apostle Ayodele Babalola, Prophet Babajide, Prophet Akande and Prophet T.O. Obadare. She spent most of her youthful time on the mountain and got her inspiration directly from the Holy Spirit.

The music icon founded Bola & Her Spiritual Singers in 1973 and produced her 1st musical album in August 1977 titled “Baba Kuse." She had seventy albums to her credit till date. She got married in 1977 to Pastor J.O. Are, a banker by profession and a native of Owo in Ondo State who was later called to glory.

She is blessed with Children. Glory be to God in the highest, Bola Are had taken gospel across the world through her singing ministry. Like the wise servant who was given five talents and utilized them, she had expanded her music ministry in different fields.

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