Gospel musician Tope Alabi has revealed how strict her mother was with her while growing up, especially when she started going to movie locations.
In a recent interview with Punchng, when asked if her mother support her music career, Alabi said: “Yes, she did because she was also a singer. She always sang around the house.
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.”