Talented Nigerian gospel artist Tope Alabi has become a force to be reckoned with in the music industry.
She has carved a niche for herself and is one of the most successful gospel artists in Nigeria. In a recent interview, Alabi revealed that while growing up her mother would always check if her womanhood was still intact till she got married.
She revealed that her mom does this check every three months. According to Punch, the singer disclosed that her mom was very strict but found was the only one who accepted her music career.
She said: “She believed that one didn’t have to be immoral simply because she is a singer. 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.”