Tope Alabi has become one of the greatest gospel singers to have ever grace the music industry in Africa and this article is meant to shed light on her biography, music career, Relationships, Awards, Houses, Cars, and net worth.
With over a decade of her soul-winning great gospel songs, sold-out gospel music events, endorsement deals here and there, one of the major questions on the mind of her fans would be, how much is she worth?
Tope Alabi Biography
Who is Tope Alabi?
Tope Alabi was born on 27 October 1970 in Lagos State, Nigeria to Pa Joseph Akinyele Obayomi and Madam Agnes Kehinde Obayomi.
The talented singer is the only daughter out of the three children in the family.
Her next adventure concerning education took her to the prestigious Polytechnic Ibadan where she studied Mass Communication and graduated in 1990.
Tope Alabi State of Origin
She hails from Yewa, Imeko of Ogun State, Nigeria
Life Before stardom
The rose to stardom is not always a smooth transition and Tope Alabi had to face some difficulties before she got her first big break.
Her dream was to become an actress and she made her first move towards accomplishing that by joining a theatre group in secondary school.
She then joined the Jesters International group in 1983 and was acting with Papilolo and Aderupoko.
Tope also worked with Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Ibadan between 1990 & 1991. Later, she worked with Centre-spread Advertising Limited, Lagos from 1991 – 1992.
Later, she got back into acting and joined the Alade Aromire Theatre group in 1994. It was in this group where she discovered her talent in singing and making soundtracks for movie productions.
Life after Stardom
Tope rose to stardom in the year 2000 after she released her debut album which she titled ‘Oore ti O Common’. This album gave her the name she has always desire in the music industry as it also earned her the moniker Oore ti o Common and Agbo Jesu.
Before that, she had released two albums Ikoko Dudu and Baba Iwo la k’epe.
However, she did Oore ti o common (uncommon favor) first as a cover of a makossa hit before changing it to a gospel song in 2000.
She also did some soundtracks such as Adake dajo, Angeli Mi, and many more.
Tope Alabi Albums
The veteran singer and songwriter has released eleven albums. Her latest album, The Spirit of Light which was released in 2019 was done in conjunction with the popular songwriter and photographer TY Bello.
She later shed some light on the album as she noted that it was not planned. According to her, she and TY Bello just wanted to worship God, but things turned around and it became an album.
See the list of her Eleven albums below:
- Oore Ti O Common, 2000
- Agbara Olorun & Agbara re Ni, 2005
- Kokoro Igbala
- Angeli Mi, 2007
- Agbelebu, 2012
- Alagbara, 2012
- Oruko Tuntun, 2014
- Yes & Amen, 2018
- The Spirit of Light with TY Bello, 2019
Some of Tope Alabi songs are listed below:
- Emi Mimo, 2019
- Imole De, 2019
- War, 2019
- Angeli, 2019
- Halleluyah, 2018
- E ba Mi Ki, 2018
- Yes & Amen, 2018
- Mo Sope, 2018
- God The Almighty, 2018
- Oluwa O tobi, 2012
- Eru Ogo, 2012
- Eyin Oluwa, 2012
- Agbelebu, 2013
- Mo Mope Wa, 2014
Tope is married to Soji Alabi who is also her manager and producer. Their union is blessed with two lovely daughters, Ayomiku and Deborah.
Tope Alabi Daughters
Ayomiku Alabi is the first of Tope Alabi’s daughter. She is 18 years old, and now the girl is a first-year music student at Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State.
She has a younger sister, 15 years old Deborah, who is currently in secondary school.
The social media world was in a frenzied state some months ago when a man identified as Mayegun Olaoye, claimed to be Tope Alabi’s first daughter (Ayomiku) father.
However, Ayomiku denied the rumour and nothing has been heard ever since then.
Award And Recognition
Some of her awards and recognitions include;
Gospel Artiste of the Year, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2015
Best Soundtrack Artiste of the Year, City People Movies Awards,
Proclamation Award, New York State Senate, 2016
Award presented by Gospel Promotion Outreach, Orioke Baba Abiye Ede.
Tope Alabi and Pastor Oyedepo
Tope Alabi has been able to build a good relationship with one of the biggest clergymen in Nigeria, Pastor David Oyedepo.
The singer has been pictured with the general overseer of Winners Chapel Ministry on various occasions.
Pastor Oyedepo also surprised her during her 50th birthday by attending the birthday party.
Tope Alabi Controversies
Just like the majority of the top personalities in the entertainment world, Tope Alabi has also not been short of scandals.
She was called out on social media some months ago when she was spotted dancing the ‘Gbese’ & ‘Gbe Body’ dance steps at her father’s burial.
This move raised a lot of eyebrows, however, Tope Alabi speaking with Television Continental (TVC) on its program, Wake Up Nigeria, gave her reason for doing that.
“I needed that dance, it was at my father’s burial. The praise was organised by most of my gospel artistes friends, just to worship God after the wake-keep and I needed to worship God.”
“I need to, it is not easy to bury your father, most people died before their father died. As a spiritual person, you will know you need that dance.”
Tope Alabi Real Estate Endorsement Deal
Tope Alabi is endorsed by a real estate company and the deal is reportedly worth millions of naira.
Tope Alabi House
Tope Alabi is blessed with a luxurious mansion in Lagos and she gave fans a glimpse of the house when she hosted family and friends for her 50th birthday.
Tope Alabi Cars
Tope Alabi is not fond of flaunting her garage on social media but the award-winning singer during her 50th birthday celebration announced that her team has gotten a new bus.
Tope Alabi Net Worth 2021
Tope Alabi net worth in 2021 is estimated at $1 million dollars, making her one of the Top 10 richest female gospel musicians in Nigeria. Her major source of wealth comes from the sales of numerous soul-lifting gospel songs and Albums.