Ace gospel singer, Tope Alabi is arguably in a festive moment and this is not unconnected to the fact that the award winning act has just finished building a multi million naira edifice at Fagba, Lagos State.
Insiders squealed to Sahara Weekly that the delectable gospel musician has completed her property she embarked on two years ago. Sitting atop two plots of land, we learnt she acquired the land two years ago and laid the foundation immediately.
According to our source, she invested most of the proceedings from her shows on this property and her musical career. The insider informed us that she would commission the new edifice precisely on Thursday, December 28th, 2017 and would pack out of her current apartment which she bought years ago.
TOPE ALABI was born on the 27th October, 1970 in Lagos State. 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. She 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.
Patricia Temitope Alabi came back into the Theartre Art profession as she joined the prestigious “Alade Aromire Theartre Group” in 1994. Here, she was able to distinguish herself as a gifted and talented actress and singer. At Alade Aromire Thearre Group, Tope Alabi was exposed to all the core area of drama and acting profession.
She was involved in various film productions, stage drama and most importantly the soundtrack production with which she was well known and considered as an authority in the Nigeria Yoruba Movie industry today. If there is anything Tope Alabi would be ever grateful for while with the Alade Aromire Threatre Group, it’s her exposure to and subsequent domination of the Yoruba Movie soundtrack production.
Tope Alabi has been invited by various writers, producers and directors in the Yoruba movie industry to write and perform sound tracks for their various movies, she had to her credit to date, about 350 soundtracks which she had composed for various Yoruba movies. It would be of note to state here that Tope Alabi is the pacesetter of soundtracks in the Yoruba Home Video Industry.