Short Biography of the Gospel Singer Tope Alabi
Full Name: Patricia Temitope Alabi
Tope Alabi, also known as Ore ti o common, and as Agbo Jesu is a Nigerian gospel singer, film music
composer and actress.
Tope Alabi was born on the 27th 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 hails from Yewa, Imeko of Ogun State.
Tope was formerly a member of the Jesters International comedy group. 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. Tope later metamorphosed into gospel music after she became a born-again Christian.
Tope obtained her West Africa School Certificate (WAEC) from Oba Akinyele Memorial High School, Ibadan in the year 1986. Thereafter, she proceeded to the Polytechnic Ibadan where she studied Mass Communication and graduated in the year 1990.
Tope Alabi pursued her educational attainment with seriousness and dedication as it deserved. Between 1982 to 1984 during her secondary school days, her interest in music and drama led her to join the then “Jesters International” (Jacob, Papilolo & Aderupoko) group at Ibadan, there she got her initial training and experience in drama. She worked with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Ibadan as a correspondent under the supervision of Mr. Yanju Adegbite, between 1990 & 1991. She also worked with Centre-spread Advertising Limited, Ilupeju area of Lagos in the year 1991 – 1992.
After having various work experiences, Patricia Temitope Alabi came back into the theatre Art profession as she joined the prestigious “Alade Aromire Theartre group” in 1994. There, she was able to distinguish herself as a gifted and talented actress and singer. At Alade Aromire theatre 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 is now well known and considered as an authority in the Nigeria Yoruba Movie industry today.
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
On May 21, 2019, Nigerians on Twitter crowned Tope Alaba the queen of Yoruba language. This was as a result of a competition by United Bank of Africa in their 70th year anniversary celebration.
Ore ti o Common (2001)
Iwe Eri (2003)
Agbara Re NI (2005)
Agbara Olorun (2006)
Angeli MI (2007)
Kokoro Igbala (2008)
Oruko Tuntun (2015)
Omo Jesu (2017)
Yes & Amen (2018)