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Biography/Profile/History Of Nigerian Gospel Singer “Tope Alabi”


Tope-Alabi-360x479 FULL NAME: Patricia Temitope Alabi

DATE OF BIRTH: 27th October, 1970

OCCUPATION: Singer(Gospel)



She was born in Lagos State, Nigeria. Her parents are Pa Joseph Akinyele Obayomi and Madam Agnes Kehinde Obayomi. She was the only daughter out of the three children in the family.
She hails from Yewa, Imeko of Ogun State. She obtained her West Africa School Certificate (WAEC) at Oba Akinyele Memorial High School, Bashorun Anlugbua, Ibadan in the year 1986. Thereafter, she proceeded to The Polythecnic , Ibadan where she studied Mass Communication and graduated in the year 1990.
Tope Alabi pursued her educational attainment with all seriousness and dedication it deserves because her parents were disciplinarians of the highest order.

Between 1982 to 1984 during her secondary school days and because of her interest in music and drama, Tope Alabi joined the then “Jesters International” ( Jacob, Papilolo & Aderupoko) group at Ibadan, where she got her initial training and experience in drama. She worked briefly with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Ibadan as a correspondent under the supervision of Mr. Yanju Adegbite.

She also worked at NTA Channel 7 Tejuosho (Now NTA Channel 10, Lagos) between 1990 & 1991. She worked with Centrespread Advertising Limited, at Ilupeju area of Lagos and worked with this Company within the year 1991 – 1992; she has worked with Re-Union Nigeria Limited, Gbagada, Lagos.

Tope Alabi, also referred to as “Ore ti o common” was born in 1970, in Ogun state of Nigeria. Tope is a multi-platinum Nigerian Gospel singer (artist) and as also acted in a number of Yoruba Nollywood movies. Tope is a movie sound track composer; she started her career in her secondary school days as an ordinary member of the Jesters International comedy group before she broke up from the group in 1984.url

Tope Alabi biography is not complete without mentioning the fact that she is the only girl among 3 children born to a family of 5. Tope Alabi age records shows that the singer is 42 years old; she was born on October 27, 1970.tope-alahbi-610x350

Tope Alabi music and career

It has been more than a decade that Tope Alabi music career gained prominence in the contemporary Gospel music industry in Nigeria, what makes her unique is her voice as well as her ability to create several melodies with different traditional and modern beats- Tope Alabi has several Yoruba songs in Makossa, Salsa and hip hop beats. “Agbelebu” is Tope Alabi latest album launched in 2012 and just like other albums before now, this one is enjoying fantastic airplays as well.

Tope Alabi Albums:

Tope Alabi has released a total of 8 albums in one decade, these include; Ore ti o common {2001}, Agbara Re Ni {2005}, Angeli Mi {2007}, Kokoro Igbala {2008}, Kabio o si {2010}, and the most recent is Agbelebu {2012}.

Most popular Tope Alabi songs

Some of the bestselling tope Alabi songs are; E Gbe ga, Mino L’Oluwa {medley}, Angeli mi, and Olorun Gbangba, these four songs are the most listened to among Tope’s songs. Tope has also composed over 350 sound tracks for different Yoruba movies.

Tope Alabi as a family woman:Tope alabi

Many Tope Alabi fans do not know about her husband- Mr Soji Alabi, the Union was solemnized in 1988 and it has produced 4 children. 10There are few information about Tope Alabi husband, but some of her children have taken to the footsteps of their mother. It was Tope’s Husband that actually lead her to Jesus in 1988 when there was a revelation that God wanted to use his wife to promote the Gospel through music.

Many kids are referred to as Tope Alabi children because Tope loves kids and she spends a lot of time sharing the world of God and ministering to them through her music.

Tope has performed in several countries of the world which include United states, United Kingdom , and Canada, she is one of the most sought after Gospel musicians in Nigeria today , she performs in more than half of Christian crusades and functions in the country.

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