Tope Alabi

Tope Alabi, also known as Ore ti o common, and as Agbo Jesu (born 27 October 1970)[1][2] is a Nigerian gospel singer,[3] film music composer[4] and actress.[5]

Tope Alabi was born on 27 October 1970 in Lagos State, Nigeria to Pa Joseph Akinyele Obayomi and Madam Agnes Kehinde Obayomi. She is the only daughter out of the three children in the family. She is married and has two daughters, Ayomiku and Deborah. She hails from Yewa, Imeko of Ogun State, Nigeria.

Early lifeEdit

Tope was formerly a member of the Jesters International comedy group.[6] She later worked with other popular traveling and stage theater groups in both Ibadan and Lagos. She made films in the Yoruba film genre of Nigeria.[7] Alabi later metamorphosed into gospel music after she became a born-again Christian.[8]

EducationEdit

Alabi obtained her West Africa School Certificate (WAEC) from Oba Akinyele Memorial High School, Ibadan,1986. Thereafter, she proceeded to the Polytechnic Ibadan where she studied Mass Communication and graduated,1990.[9] ref>"Biography". Tope Alabi. Retrieved 6 December 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

CareerEdit

On 21 May 2019, Nigerians on Twitter crowned Tope Alabi the queen of Yoruba language.[10] This was as a result of a competition by United Bank of Africa in their 70th anniversary celebration.[11]

DiscographyEdit

  • Ore ti o Common (2001)
  • Iwe Eri (2003)
  • Agbara Re NI (2005)
  • Agbara Olorun (2006)
  • Angeli MI (2007)
  • Kokoro Igbala (2008)
  • Kabiosi (2010)
  • Moriyanu
  • Agbelebu (2011)
  • Alagbara (2012)
  • Agbelebu (2013)
  • Oruko Tuntun (2015)
  • Omo Jesu (2017)
  • Yes & Amen (2018)
  • ' 'Spirit of Light (TY Bello) 2019
  • Olorun Nbe Funmi (Iseoluwa)
  • Eruretoba(TY Bello)
  • Adonai(TY Bello)
  • Awa Gbe Oga(TY Bello)
  • Angeli(TY Bello)
  • No One Else(TY Bello)
  • Oba Mi De(TY Bello)
  • Olowo Ina(TY Bello)
  • War(TY Bello)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Biography". Tope Alabi. Retrieved 6 December 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Listen: "Logan Ti Ode" by Tope Alabi Featuring Ty Bello". guardian.ng. 31 October 2018. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  3. ^ Shepherd, John; Laing, Dave (2003). Continuum encyclopedia of popular music of the world, Volumes 3-7. Continuum. p. 171. ISBN 978-0-8264-7436-0.
  4. ^ Adeyemi, S. T. (2004). "The Culture Specific Application of Sound in Nigerian Video Movies". Nigerian Music Review. University of Ife. 5: 51–61. ISSN 1116-428X. OCLC 5386079.
  5. ^ Adebayo, Bose (26 July 2008). "I Was in Labour for Four Days for My Second Baby-Tope Alabi". Vanguard. Retrieved 19 October 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ ""I Loved To Reveal My Boobs" - Tope Alabi". Nigeria Films. 14 June 2008. Retrieved 19 October 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Alonge Michael (6 July 2009). "Tope Alabi on nine month's course". ModernGhana.com. Retrieved 19 October 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Ajibade, George Olusola (2007). "New Wine in Old Cups: Postcolonial Performance of Christian Music in Yorùbá Land". Studies in World Christianity. Edinburgh University Press. 13 (2): 105–126. doi:10.1353/swc.2007.0014. ISSN 1354-9901.
  9. ^ "Tope Alabi". Naija.ng - Nigeria news. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Tope Alabi Biography |Profile |FabWoman". FabWoman | News, Style, Living Content For The Nigerian Woman. 27 October 2020. Retrieved 23 March 2021.
  11. ^ "#CommentSection: Tope Alabi crowned luminary of Yoruba artistry at #UBAAt70 yk". Oak TV Newstrack. Oak Tv. 21 May 2019. Retrieved 25 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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