The legendary Nigerian female drummer, Araola Apake a.k.a Ara, in a chat with Punch denied having romantic affair with Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi.
In her words she said, “There’s no iota of truth to such reports, please disregard them.The Ooni is like a father to me, and he takes me as his daughter. There is no love affair between us at all.
“The monarch is a great lover of our culture, and it is obvious he has done a lot to support and promote the Yoruba culture. I am also a cultural ambassador and the Ooni has lent his support to our cause.
She also hinted that she is currently in a happy relationship with yet to be identified man.
“I am in a relationship at the moment, and my man makes me happy all the time. He has all the qualities I want in a man, such as God fearing, confident and caring. Even as I am talking to you now, you would notice that the tone of my voice has changed. That should tell you how happy he makes me, even in his absence”, she said.