Woman Of The Week- Tope Alabi
Patricia Temitope Alabi, popularly known as Tope Alabi (born 27 October 1970), is a Nigerian gospel singer, film music composer and actress. 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.
Tope Alabi was formerly a member of the Jesters International comedy group. She later worked with other popular travelling and stage theater groups in both Ibadan and Lagos. She made films in the Yoruba film genre of Nigeria. She later metamorphosed into gospel music after she became a born-again Christian.
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,she then joined “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 and at 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.
She later came back into the Theatre Art profession as she joined the prestigious “Alade Aromire Theatre Group” in 1994. Here, she was able to distinguish herself as a gifted and talented actress and singer.
Tope Alabi has released over 5 albums since she started her musical career. Here are the album title and year of release
- Ore ti o Common (2001)
- Iwe Eri (2003)
- Agbara Re NI (2005)
- Agbara Olorun (2006)
- Angeli MI (2007)
- Kokoro Igbala (2008)
- Kabiosi (2010)
- Agbelebu (2011)
- Alagbara (2012)
- Agbelebu (2013)
- Oruko Tuntun (2015)
- Omo Jesu (2017)
- Yes & Amen (2018)
The veteran gospel artist tied the knot with her beau Soji Alabi and they have been together for over 12 years. The two have three children together.
Tope Alabi is one of the Celebrities who have been able to manage their career and marriage without any crisis.
She has always acknowledged the support of her husband, Soji who she said has been a source of inspiration and he has shown Understanding since they got married.
This is one of the reasons she is our woman of the week