10 Apr My Mother Used to Check if My Virginity Was Intact Before I Got Married – Tope Alabi
After loosing her mum more than a year ago, Music Minister, Tope Alabi has said she was still a virgin by the time she got married because her mum made a duty to make physical confirmations three times in a month.
The Oluwa E Tobi crooner disclosed this during an interview with Punch, revealing that although her mother believed in her career, she also deemed fit to recognize that immorality was not a compulsory course for every singer.
She said: “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.”
Tope Alabi lost her mother, Agnes Kehinde Obayomi at age 70 on February 23, 2017.
On producing soundtracks for Nollywood movies, she said a colleague of hers named Adios Majesta believed in her and offered her the chance to express herself.
“He believed I could do it because I always sang whenever we were on location and sometimes, I used the incident happening at that particular time to compose songs.
One of her children is currently studying music although she would have preferred her to study Medicine.
“My first daughter, Ayomikun is following my footsteps. She is currently studying music in the university. She often tells me a lot of things about the rudiments and intricacies of music. I actually wanted her to study medicine but she chose music. She writes good lyrics and I respect her for that,” she said.