Tope Alabi, popularly known as Ore ti o common, and as Agbo Jesu was born on the 27th of October 1970. She is a Nigerian gospel singer, film music composer and actress.
Tope Alabi was born and raised in Lagos State, Nigeria to Pa Joseph Akinyele Obayomi and Madam Agnes Kehinde Obayomi as their only daughter out of the three children in the family. She is married with two daughters, Ayomiku and Deborah. She is from Yewa, Imeko of Ogun State, Nigeria.
Tope was previously a member of the Jesters International comedy group. Then worked with other popular traveling and stage theater groups in both Ibadan and Lagos.
She acted movies in the Yoruba film genre of Nigeria. Alabi later diverted into gospel music after she became a born-again Christian.
Tope got her West Africa School Certificate (WAEC) from Oba Akinyele Memorial High School, Ibadan,1986. Then, she went to the Polytechnic Ibadan where she studied Mass Communication and graduated,1990.
Between 1982 and 1984 while she was in secondary school, her interest in music and drama made her to join the then “Jesters International” (Jacob, Papilolo & Aderupoko) group at Ibadan, it was from there she got her initial training and experience in drama. She also undergo training with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) in Ibadan as a correspondent under the supervision of Mr. Yanju Adegbite, between 1990 & 1991. Then worked with Centre-spread Advertising Limited, Ilupeju area of Lagos in the year 1990.
In 1992, after having gathered 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 make a uniqueness of herself as a gifted and talented actress and singer.
At Alade Aromire theatre group, Tope Alabi was able to know all the dick and Harry of drama and acting profession. She was involved in various film productions, stage drama and most importantly the soundtrack production with which she is actress in Yoruba Movie industry today.
Tope Alabi has been invited by various writers, producers and directors in the Yoruba movie industry to write and perform soundtracks 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. Tope Alabi.
On 21 May 2019, Nigerians on Twitter named Tope Alabi the queen of Yoruba language. This was due to the competition by United Bank of Africa in their 70th anniversary celebration.
Tope Alabi has released a lot of albums as well as single tracks. Since the beginning of her career, she has featured in many young gospel music ministers’ songs.
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)
‘ ‘Spirit of Light (TY Bello) 2019
Olorun Nbe Funmi (Iseoluwa)
Awa Gbe Oga(TY Bello)
No One Else(TY Bello)
Oba Mi De(TY Bello)
Olowo Ina(TY Bello)
15, Likely Questions To Tope Alabi
1: what was the drive to becoming a gospel artist ?
2. Did you face any challenges pursuing this career?
3. How are you managing your celebrity status within your environs?
4. How do you see the gospel music Industry today?
5. Who’s your best gospel singer in Nigeria and global?
6. What’s your best sport, food and movie?
7. What’s your plan for the upcoming gospel artist?
8. Where do you want to see yourself in 10 years?
9. How do you cope with your fans who ask for your help on social media?
10. What’s your message to your fans and upcoming gospel artist ?
11. What’s makes you happy when you remember?
12. What’s your take on education in Nigeria?
13. What can you say about the Nigeria government?
14. How can the country be better?
15. How do you plan to help the country with music?