Tope Alabi, also known as Ore ti o common, and as Agbo Jesu (born 27 October 1970), is a Nigerian gospel singer, film music composer, and actress.

Tope was born to Pa Joseph Akinyele Obayomi and Madam Agnes Kehinde Obayomi. She is the only daughter of the three children in the family. She hails from Yewa, Imeko of Ogun State, Nigeria. 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, where she got her initial training and experience in drama. After having various work experiences, Tope came back into the theatre Art profession as she joined the prestigious “Alade Aromire Theatre group” in 1994. There, she was exposed to all the core areas 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 Nigerian 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 has 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.

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

Discography

  • Ore ti o Common (2001)
  • Iwe Eri (2003)
  • Agbara Re Ni (2005)
  • Agbara Olorun (2006)
  • Angeli MI (2007)
  • Kokoro Igbala (2008)
  • Kabiosi (2010)
  • Moriya’nu Agbelebu (2011)
  • Alagbara (2012)
  • Agbelebu (2013)
  • Oruko Tuntun (2015)
  • Omo Jesu (2017)
  • Yes & Amen (2018)

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