Remember Ara? The first internationally renowned African female talking-drummer.
Super-skilled Ara will be unveiling her Reality TV show named: EKO INSPIRE ME ACADEMY on the 19th of October at Ebony Life Place located at 1637, Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
According to her, EKO INSPIRE ME ACADEMY aims to save young Lagosians who have helplessly resigned themselves to the darkness of street-life.
Ara prefers to refer to the street-dwelling youngsters as ‘Good Boys and Girls’. She said her heart-touching and deeply revealing interactions with them inspired her against tagging the youngsters derogatorily.
Her words: ‘The event is a multi-phased process that will feature talent-based competitive selection of ‘good boys and girls’ from the ‘flash points’ of Lagos State.
It is designed to have as its climax the award of scholarships and other life-enhancing opportunities to the winners.
EKO INSPIRE ME ACADEMY is a Lagos-wide and continuous exercise that will duly travel across Nigeria with emerging support from institutions and persons of high privilege who seek to give back to the society.