In these times, when most people lament hardship, faith must rise and look to God. DARA of the highly esteemed music label, Rocktown Records shares her heart-cry in a rich and simple medley – “Help Me” featuring anointed International music minister, Jumbo Ane
With every tune and lyric we hear from DARA, you get to know a loving,
fun, faithful & amazing God with whom absolutely nothing is
impossible. This single was produced by the music magnate, Wilson Joel.
Don’t let her size fool you, DARA is a woman of God, a force to be reckoned with. Fun, fiesty, fiercely and proudly christian. DARA, whose singing and style have evolved over a period of about 25 years began singing as a teenager, with the Beacons in OAU Staff Quarters, Ile-Ife. Then the Praise Creation Choir as a college student, and soon became a popular voice on the college music landscape of that generation, growing side-by-side Pastors Wale Adenuga, Wale Akinyemi, Big Bolaji, Bimbo Ekweme, Tinu Asigieme and a host of others. DARA served as an active member of The RCCG Freedom Hall Apapa Parish Choir – Kingdom Voices, mentored by Pastor Tony Rapu, Pastor Agu Irukwu and Pastor Eskor Mfon of blessed memory. She moved to the USA, as church Secretary and Choir Coordinator of The RCCG Jesus House under her dear Pastor Ghandi Olaoye, married the love of her life, Biodun Adewole who she fondly calls D’Owner and has two adorable teenage children by birth and a son, by adopted sponsorship in Indonesia, all just as passionate as their parents.
DARA’s ministry is peculiar. She’s fondly called “old school” because of her strong & husky vocal renditions of her favorite hymns, style of leading worship, ballads and some danceable numbers. As someone describes DARA – “Gospel meets Cathedral”. DARA. Fun, strong and so sociable, always reaching out, has a huge drive of compassion and charity work for the poor and physically challenged. This young lady of almost 44 years, by God’s grace shines tbrough her 1st album “Colors of My Heart” (Jumbo Ane), and single releases with Frank Edwards “Grace”, “Ojomiloju”, with Tosin Martins “Lokeloke”, her personal testimonies as she daily beats the odds and challenges of living with Multiple Schlerosis (an auto immune disease) and Optic Neuritis (partial blindness). Living as she has for nearly 19 years, constantly amazing the specialists handling her care.
DARA who is an avid lover of family, fun, fashion and “hot amala” will tell you she’s not the best songwriter, the most sophisticated vocalist or holiest Christian, but her huge flags of God’s sustenance and strength through the so many trying times, moments of illness, reach through her soulful heartfelt, uncomplicated music. Her singing draws you to connect to her Source of inspiration, Jesus Christ, the Great Physician Himself. She’s currently working on her 1st few music videos, a book, and a new album among many. Still serving for 20years and counting in her church choir, she’s co-owner of Manny & Olga’s, (a Pizza Franchise with D’Owner). DARA is a mother and mentor to many, and an honored member of the WAOMM International.
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