It's been announced that Ogata Risa (ex. Tsubaki Factory) has resumed her activities.
Ogata took a break from Tsubaki Factory in October of 2020, but eventually ended her activities in both the group and Hello! Project in December. According to Up Front Promotion's official website, Ogata wanted to continue working in showbiz, so she started her solo activities on June 1. In addition to opening an official blog, a video of Ogata singing Mizukoshi Keiko's "Far away" has been uploaded onto YouTube.
Ogata commented, "First of all, I am thinking of singing songs as something I can do." She added, "I will make every effort with the utmost sincerity to everyone who have supported me and stayed by my side."
Ogata is scheduled to make a guest appearance on June 5 (Nagoya-shi Kokaido) and 27 (SENDAI GIGS) in the concert tour 'M-line Special 2021 ~Make a Wish!~' featuring M-line club artists and will perform as the opening act on June 20 (Nakano Sun Plaza Hall) and 26 (Toda-shi Bunka Kaikan).