Gospel singer, Tope Alabi reveals strict upbringing made her stay chaste till marriage
By Patricia Uyeh
Renowned gospel musician, Tope Alabi, in a no holds barred interview, revealed that she had strict parental upbringing that ensured she stayed chaste till marriage.
According to the singer, her mother was very strict with her while growing up, especially when she started going to movie locations.
Speaking with the Punch, Tope Alabi revealed how her mother ensured she stayed chaste before marriage, saying : “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.”
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