Female talking drummer and the newly appointed Governor of the Performing Musicians Employers’ Association of Nigeria (PMAN) in Lagos, shared her views on how male partners sometimes struggle to handle women in the limelight, leading to the decline of some women’s careers.
During an interview with Saturday Beats, Ara emphasized that when women get married, their husbands often take control.
She noted that a common issue women face is that prospective spouses are already aware of their careers, but problems arise once they become part of the picture.
Many men, according to Ara, find it challenging to manage women in the spotlight across various sectors, and this can stifle women’s ambitions.
Ara questioned why men marry career-oriented women if they are unable to cope with their professional lives. When asked about the importance of female artists playing musical instruments, she stated that having a musical background and being able to play an instrument is an advantage but not a strict requirement for being a good musician or entertainer.
Ara stressed that Angelique Kidjo, a highly regarded musician and one of her role models, does not play any instruments but is an outstanding entertainer. She emphasized that an artist’s voice is their primary instrument.