Bola Are (born October 1, 1954) is a Nigerian gospel singer and former President of the Gospel Musicians Association of Nigeria.[
She was born on the October 19, 1954 in Erio a town in Ekiti-West local government, of Ekiti State, southwestern Nigeria.She had her primary education at Christ Apostolic Church Primary school in her hometown and her secondary education at Christ Apostolic Church Primary School at Efon Alaye in Ekiti State before she proceeded to The Polytechnic, Ibadan where she obtained a diploma certificate in accounting. In 1973, she established Bola & Her Spiritual Singers and her debut album titled Baba Kuse was released on August 1977. In July 1985, she was awarded a honorary Doctorate degree in Music at St. John's University.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.