Nigerian gospel singer, Tope Alabi has reacted to being criticized on social media over her dance video which went viral in the past few days.
The singer was largely criticized by some social media user, who claimed that she is deviating from who she was 10 years ago.
Though some jumped to her defense, stating that she could dance which ever way she chooses, the singer has now reacted to the whole drama.
Reacting to the video in an interview on TVC’s “Wakeup Nigeria”, Tope Alabi stated that she needed that dance at that time. According to the gospel singer, she was dancing at her father’s burial and people with “spiritual eyes” will understand its meaning.
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The talented singer while eulogizing her late father for his role in shaping her life also opened up that she didn’t project decency while growing up.
“I remember how receptively slow people thought I was; how overbearingly unassuming I was. I remember how stubborn I was too. Despite my receptive attitudes, I didn’t project the character of decency when I was growing. I would jump at any available ‘bolekaja’ and off I would go,” she said.
“I remember becoming a thorn in your flesh Daddy, when I chose to join a theatre group. Your expectation was that I would start working after college but I joined the Nigerian Theatre Practitioners as an itinerant actor, going from one film location to another with or without invitation.
“I remember how it was almost impossible to believe that I would be a source of blessings to my parents…But I can’t forget that despite your chastisement and frustrations, you still prayed for me anytime you wanted to pray, telling God what you wanted me to become…”