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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 area of Ogun State, Nigeria.

Early life

Tope was 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. Alabi later metamorphosed into gospel music after she became a born-again Christian.

Education

Tope obtained her West African School Certificate (WAEC) from Oba Akinyele Memorial High School, Ibadan in 1986. Thereafter, she proceeded to the Polytechnic Ibadan where she studied Mass Communication and graduated in 1990.

Tope Alabi pursued her educational attainment with seriousness and dedication as it deserved.

Between 1982 and 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, it was feom there she got her initial training and experience in drama.

She worked with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) in 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 able to know 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 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 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.

Career

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

Tope Alabi has released a lot of albums as well as single tracks.

However, her love for God has made many people move close to God. You can listen to some of her songs compiled in this mixtape. “Best Of Tope Alabi DJ Mixtape.”

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