TOPE ALABI APOLOGIZES ALASEYORI
Tope Alabi , a film music composer turned gospel singer has been under fire for criticizing Yinka Alaseyori. Tope Alabi also known in some circles as Ore ti o common spoke about what prompted her supposed attack of the song ‘oniduro mi’. Tope Alabi born on the 27th of October 1970 in Lagos State to Pa Joseph Akinyele Obayomi. She attended Oba Akinyele memorial school, Ibadan and polytechnic Ibadan.
Tope Alabi issued an apology on the issue that has generated a lot of criticisms from fans and celebrities about her attack of the song Oniduro mi. The state is posted below.
“Let me acknowledge that my mistake was that I externalised a personal message in public and I am awfully sorry for doing that.
Initially, I didn’t want to delve into the controversy over the gospel hit song, ‘Oniduro,’ because I had intervened behind the scenes in concert with other stakeholders in gospel music ministry. However, I discovered that online media would not allow the dust to settle calmly.
I want to state that Tope Alabi, Adeyinka Adesioye a.k.a Alaseyori and Tolu Adelegan are all members of the same family of God and they belong to the same calling – singing ministry.
Adeyinka is my daughter in ministry. Her Pastor asked me to pray for her because she took after me, which I did wholeheartedly.
On the line of envy, which the social media community has literally over-stretched, Alabi reacts:
Envy who? Never! I love the girl so much. She can confirm to you, sir, that we relate so well. God has given each of us the grace to go as far as His enablement could carry us. The atmosphere is wide enough for everyone to stretch her wings of gift without disturbing one another.
I’m being bombarded with calls and visits by Pastors since Monday morning till now. As we speak, another group of Pastors are coming in now. I guess it is because of this same issue.I have been inundated with diverse counsel from different quarters. I hardly sleep since this matter started. While I attend to Nigerian fans on phone calls and online chats in the daytime, our people in the Diaspora will engage me throughout the greater part of the night over the same matter.
I’m not a perfect person yet; I’m still a work in progress in the hands of God. I want people to see me as a mere mortal with my own weaknesses, human frailties and as a learner in the limitless knowledge of God.
I am who I am today only by the mercy of God and the support of millions of gospel music lovers. I have no support base elsewhere outside the awesome Nigerians who feel uncomfortable with my statement.
I see the depth of anger as the measure of their love, admiration and solid support for me and for all of us in the singing ministry.
Let me acknowledge that my mistake was that I externalised a personal message in public, and I’m awfully sorry for doing that. My friends, colleagues and leaders in ministry who criticised me either openly or privately simply feel disappointed because of the love we share. We are too knitted in the Body of Christ to allow anything to divide us. Human factor is part of our life.”
Tope Alabi who worked in NTA Ibadan in the 90’s and a former member of jesters international comedy group, also said she found some comedy skits about the issue interesting .
We would like to say that we love both Tope Alabi and Adeyinka Alaseyori. It isn’t wrong to err, it is human and we appreciate the fact that she came out to apologize. We hope all will go back to normal in the gospel music scene.