Evangelist Dr. Bola Are was born on the 1st of October 1954 into the family of Elder & Mrs. T. A. Babayomi hailed from Erio in Ekiti State Nigeria. She attended C.A.C Primary School in Erio Ekiti and her Secondary School at C.A.C Grammar School Efon Alaaye (Caposto). She also studied Accounting at Ibadan Polytechnic. She obtained her Doctorate degree in Music in July 1985 at St. John’s University, Missouri U.S.A.
Bola was gifted and brilliant. She started singing from the age of two and the power of God was greatly upon her even from the incipient stage of her life. She was brought up by four major prophets in Christ Apostolic Church – Apostle Ayodele Babalola, Prophet Babajide, Prophet Akande and Prophet T.O. Obadare. She spent most of her youthful time on the mountain and got her inspiration directly from the Holy Spirit. She founded Bola & Her Spiritual Singers in 1973 and produced her 1st musical album in August 1977 titled “Baba Kuse.” She had seventy albums to her credit till date. She got married in 1977 to Pastor J.O. Are, a banker by profession and a native of Owo in Ondo State who was later called into glory.
She is blessed with Children. Glory be to God in the highest, Bola Are had taken gospel across the world through her singing ministry. Like the wise servant who was given five talents and utilized them, she had expanded her music ministry in different fields.
Evangelist Dr. Bola Are founded her Spiritual Covenant Gospel Singers in July 1973 in C.A.C. Olugbode Odo-Ona, Ibadan. This group was the foundation of all Bola Are Gospel Music Ministries International today, which is called Bola Are Evangelical World Outreach Ministry International. Not until nowadays, it is unusual for an artiste to have personal Record Label Company. Okiki Jesu Record Label company was founded and registered in 1979 by Bola Are.
Except for the first & second album titled ‘Baba Kuse’ and ‘Jesu Jinde’ which were released under ‘Iroyin Ayo’ Records in Ibadan, up till today, all Bola Are albums were released under Okiki Jesu Record Label International. To the glory of God, 70 OJLP albums had been produced in the company till date. Bola Are School of Gospel Music International was founded on July 7th, 1990 to lead gospel musicians in the way of the Lord. The school is currently located at C.A.C Agbala Oluwa, Bola Are Street, Ogbere Idi-Obi, Beside Airport Quarters, Ibadan, Evangelist Dr. Bola Are founded a charity organization called Bola Are Gospel Foundation International to cater for the needs of less privileged in Nigeria in the year 1995. Evangelist Dr. Bola Are clocks 40 years on stage in October 5th 2013
– Bola Are & her Spiritual Covenant Gospel Singers Int’l
– Bola Are Evangelical World Outreach Ministry
– Bola Are Gospel Foundation Int’l.
– Bola Are Recording Studio Int’l.
– Bola Are Super Mart Int’l.
– Bola Are School of Gospel Music Int’l.
– Bola Are Okiki Jesu Records Int’l.-God bless her!
Ask yourself as a woman what has been your contribution to the Gospel.