‘Logan Ti Ode’ is a new song from Tope Alabi and TY Bello.
Within hours it was released on the internet, the song went viral with many, who were inspired by it, appreciating the power of the song.
Describing how she felt about the acceptance of the viral music, Alabi said she had no idea she would become a successful gospel artiste.
Citing her first two albums as an example, the singer recalled how gospel songs were poorly accepted at the start of her music career.
“The Holy Spirit gave me about 16 songs on the spot on the day we recorded, ‘Logan Ti Ode.’ It was not planned, we were supposed to be singing together but the Holy Spirit had other plans for us. It was after the whole thing that TY Bello revealed to me that the Holy Spirit told her to keep quiet while I sang.
“There was none of my old songs on that track; it was supposed to be a photo shoot and a moment of worship. So, when we finished the photo shoot, TY Bello called a keyboardist and a drummer to join us; the plan was just to do a family worship. However, immediately I noticed the presence of the Holy Spirit, I had to suspend what I was doing prior to that time and I followed His leading.
“I am still in awe of how the song went viral within a short time; some of my songs had gone viral like this before but this is exceptional. When I started gospel music, I didn’t expect to be this famous; I am even afraid because the fame and fans are overwhelming. I am afraid because I fear God.
“What if I had been discouraged when my music was not paying my bills? I used to struggle to pay my children’s school fees. I once hired a bus for my band members and had to pay by instalments,” she said.
She recalled how some marketers she had taken copies of her first album to, asked her to come and take them away as no one was buying.
“When I gave the compact discs to some marketers, they asked me to come and take them back because people were not buying them. I was very discouraged; I made up my mind not to sing again. I told God that there was no way I would do music as there were other things I could do that would fetch money for me.
“Four years after, I did another album and people still did not buy it. It wasn’t until I added another song that people started buying the album,” she added.
Interestingly when she was young, Alabi’s parents wanted her to become a Sister as according to her, they knew she would work for God.
“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,” she told Saturday Beats.
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