TOPE ALABI: BIOGRAPHY


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Tope Alabi is a Nigerian gospel singer, soundtrack composer and actress. She began her acting career right from secondary school, before she discovered her talent for singing.

Right now, Evangelist Tope Alabi has released 11 albums and made more than 1000 soundtracks and signature-tunes for Nollywood movies. Together with her husband, they established the Mardebra Comforter Foundation,

Tope Alabi Background

Patricia Temitope Alabi was born on 27th October, 1970 as the only daughter. She was born to Pa Joseph Akinyele and Madam Agnes Kehinde. Tope hails from Yewa, Imeko of ogun State, and she grew up in an environment with strict discipline from her mother.

She attended Oba Akinyele Memorial High School and obtained her West Africa School Certificate (WAEC) in 1986. Then, she proceeded to the Polytechnic Ibadan where she studied Mass Communication and graduated in 1990.

Tope Alabi Early Career

With the initial dream of becoming a star actress, Tope joined a theatre group in secondary school. She joined the Jesters International group in 1983 and was acting with Papilolo and Aderupoko. She also worked with Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Ibadan between 1990 & 1991. Later, she worked with Centre-spread Advertising Limited, Lagos in 1991 – 1992.

Later, she got back into acting and joined Alade Aromire Theatre group in 1994. In Alade Aromire Theatre group, Tope discovered her talent in singing and making soundtracks for movie productions.

Today, she is referred to as the pacesetter of soundtracks in Yoruba home video industry.

Personal Life

Tope is married to Soji Alabi who is also her manager and producer. They are blessed with children. Her hobbies also include; watching movies, watching table tennis, going on vacation e.t.c

Music Career

Tope came to limelight in 2000 after releasing the debut album Oore ti O Common. This album brought her fame and also earned her the moniker Oore ti o Common and Agbo Jesu. Prior to that, she had released two albums – Ikoko Dudu and Baba Iwo la k’epe.

However, she did Oore ti o common (uncommon favour) first as a cover of a makossa hit before changing it to a gospel song in 2000. She also did some soundtracks such as Adake dajoAngeli Mi and many more.

Tope has released eleven albums. The latest album, The Spirit of Light, 2019 was done in conjunction with the popular songwriter and photographer TY Bello. According to Tope, the album was not planned, the duo just wanted to worship God, but things turned around and it became an album. For instance, one of the tracks, Logan ti o de broke the internet within few hours of release.

The eleven albums include;

  • Oore Ti O Common, 2000
  • Certificate
  • Agbara Olorun & Agbara re Ni, 2005
  • Kokoro Igbala
  • Angeli Mi, 2007
  • Mori’Yanu
  • Agbelebu, 2012
  • Alagbara, 2012
  • Oruko Tuntun, 2014
  • Yes & Amen, 2018
  • The Spirit of Light with TY Bello, 2019

Tope Alabi Songs

  • Ore ti o Common, 2001
  • Iwe Eri, 2003
  • Agbara Re Ni, 2005
  • Agbara Olorun, 2006
  • Jesu Olurapada, 2007
  • Angeli Mi, 2007
  • E gbe ga, 2007
  • Nigbati Mo Ro, 2007
  • Kokoro Igbala, 2008
  • Kabiosi, 2010
  • Agbelebu, 2011
  • Adake Dajo, 2012
  • Orun Oun Aye, 2012
  • Kape L’aye,
  • Alagbara, 2012
  • Oluwa O tobi, 2012
  • Eru Ogo, 2012
  • Eyin Oluwa, 2012
  • Agbelebu, 2013
  • Mo Mope Wa, 2014
  • Oruko Oluwa, 2014
  • Oba Aseda, 2014
  • Oruko Tuntun, 2015
  • Mimo L’oluwa, 2017
  • Omo Jesu, 2017
  • Gratitude, 2018
  • Ta Lo Dabi Re, 2018
  • Halleluyah, 2018
  • E ba Mi Ki, 2018
  • Yes & Amen, 2018
  • Mo Sope, 2018
  • God The Almighty, 2018
  • Olorun Ni Yo Ma Je, 2018
  • Iyin Ye o, 2018
  • Awa Gbe o ga, 2019
  • Logan ti o de, 2019
  • Kabi o Si, 2019
  • Emi Mimo, 2019
  • Imole De, 2019
  • War, 2019
  • Angeli, 2019

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