Nigerian gospel singer, Tope Alabi who as of late inclined in a spontaneous religious melody, ‘Logan Ti Ode,’ which included lyricist and superstar photographer, TY Bello, has described how she carries on with a basic life in spite of being a VIP and nearly turned into a catholic sister because of parental pressure.
As per Tope Alabi, carrying on with a phony life can prompt obligation and she tries not to experience that way. As per the gospel artist whose worship tune ‘Logan Ti Ode’ was viewed by countless individuals on a few mixed media stages, particularly on the YouTube and Instagram pages, she made 16 melodies on that day, demanding that they were not pre-composed.
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“I still go to the market to buy groceries; I don’t like the idea of living the life of a celebrity. Sometimes when I want to go out, I take public transport. There was a day I boarded the BRT bus in Lagos to get to the popular Balogun market; I could hear the passengers whispering to one another. They were arguing if I was the one or not. They were saying Tope Alabi is not a poor person so there is no way she will be on a public bus. When I was about to alight from the bus, I revealed my identity to the driver, and this made many of the passengers to also get down from the bus to take pictures with me.
“Sometimes, it is necessary to have a taste of what it feels like to be an ordinary woman on the street. Many celebrities do not live their real life and are not free to do whatever they like; that is why I don’t restrict myself. When someone is not free to do what they feel like doing, like every other person on the street, it causes depression which can even lead to death. Some people try to sell fabric worth N20,000 to me at the rate of N100,000 because I am a celebrity; they don’t bother to find out if I have that kind of money or not. Living a fake life can lead to indebtedness as some celebrities always want to meet up to a certain standard.”
Alabi explained how she enjoys going on long walks in her neighbourhood, describing it as “the kind of life I like.” She said, “Someone once told me to get escorts for security reasons, but I declined because I didn’t need them and still don’t need them. I am still discrete about my movement but I still live a normal life. I believe in buying only the things I can afford; I’m not materialistic. I always hear different stories of celebrities that lie about their material possessions; there is no need to live an extravagant life at all.”
Interestingly when she was young, Alabi’s parents wanted her to become a nun. According to her, her parents felt that was a good way to work for God. She added, “When I was about seven years old, my parents told me God was going to use me but I didn’t believe them, they actually thought I was going to be a Sister because I was born into a Catholic family. I told them I didn’t want to be a Sister even though I loved Catholicism. They were worried that I didn’t want to go to the convent. My mother always insisted that I would work for God. Interestingly, I got my style of singing from my mother. Sometimes, when I sing, I listen to her voice in me.”