Drummer girl Ara has issued a statement, saying she's parting with her husband Prince Nurudeen Olalekan Saliu who she married on June 4, 2009. The pair will remain friends, she says. However, they will continue to jointly support their child.
"We've been separated since January", Ara says. "But because I do not want rumours to start flying, and I think, out of respect, all my friends and fans need to know what's happening to me, I think
it's right to set the records straight once and for all on this. We're no longer together and we're both happy. We've both moved on.
"I'm single again. But I will not be searching for now. I've taken this decision very painfully; and it's particularly a tough and sensitive time for me and my son. And I plead with my friends and fans to put us in their prayers at this period".
The musician who is working to release her new materials, while also dedicating her time to helping disadvantaged women and children, says she will not be granting any interviews for now. "I want to give my son all the attention he needs; and when I do have to talk, it'll be about my current love : My music".
In conclusion she says, "I pray my friends in the media understand this. They've been very supportive since my early days. And I believe they'll stand by me at this trying period also".