Tope Alabi disclosed that her mother believed one “didn’t have to be immoral simply because she is a singer."
The Nollywood actress revealed that her mother checked that her virginity was still intact every quarter.
She disclosed this during an interview with Punch, adding that her mother believed one “didn’t have to be immoral simply because she is a singer.
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She said: "Every other member of my family was not pleased with my music career but my mother never took offence. She taught me that a female shouldn’t be too close to men.
“For example, I was never bathed at the same time with my male siblings. My mother used to check if my virginity was intact every three months interval before I got married; especially whenever I returned from movie locations.
“When I newly got married to my husband, we went to the National Theatre in Lagos to watch a movie and actors like Yinka Quadri, Ebun Oloyede, among others were there. When they saw my husband, they congratulated him and told him that he had chosen a good and exemplary wife.
“That made my husband quite happy. My mum was very strict and she never spared the rod. She also showed me a lot of motherly love."
Speaking on her music career and how she started producing soundtracks for Nollywood movies, the gospel singer said: “I started my entertainment career as an actress and back then, they didn’t do personalised soundtracks for movies.
“One day, one of my colleagues, Adio Majesta, said I should be able to compose songs for movies. He told me the title of the movie and that was how I started making soundtracks for movies.
“He believed I could do it because I always sang whenever we were on location and sometimes, I used the incident happening at that particular time to compose songs.
“My first daughter, Ayomikun is following my footsteps. She is currently studying music in the university. She often tells me a lot of things about the rudiments and intricacies of music. I actually wanted her to study medicine but she chose music. She writes good lyrics and I respect her for that.”
Known for her hit singles 'Ore ti o common', 'Mimo lo Oluwa' and others, Tope Alabi is a Nigerian gospel singer, film music composer and actress.
Below are reasons why we're in love with her:
You can't deny the married mum of two is as beautiful as her voice. She doesn't need to do too much. Her inner beauty radiates wherever she goes!
One of the reasons why Tope has been able to cash out in the music industry is her sonorous voice.
With a voice like a nightingale, Tope has wowed fans home and abroad with her deep spiritual songs.
All who have ever gotten close to her, testify to her motherly nature and coziness. She makes everyone feel comfortable in her prescence.
This picture tells it all.....
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