Why acting can’t derail my music career – Tope Alabi
Popular Gospel singer, Tope Alabi, has said that though she is currently producing a movie, ‘The Weight’, it wouldn’t interfere with her music career. She told Saturday Beats, “Acting can never be my full-time career. It is just going to be once in a while. Music is my main career and that is the only thing I can do full time. Shooting a movie can’t stop my ministration. My music career is till Jesus comes.”
Speaking on her roles in the movie production and what inspired the project, Alabi said, “I am producing and acting (in the movie). I played the role of a lady called Wuraola. On the inspiration behind the movie, whatever a child of God does must be inspired by the Holy Spirit. I felt God wanted me to shoot a Christian movie to win more souls to Christ because souls are perishing due to lack of knowledge. When God started giving me stories, I realised that it was a move for me to shoot a movie. The story is inspired by the Holy Spirit. He wants everybody to drop all their loads, so that he would give them rest.”
On her experience shooting the movie, she said, “It was not stressful at all. As a matter of fact, it was awesome gathering music ministers together because they made up my cast. All they do is singing but I got to see them in another light.”
The singer also stated that there would be some differences at her annual ‘Praise the Almighty’ concert which is coming up tomorrow (Sunday). She said, “So many things are going to be different about the ‘Praise the Almighty’ concert. This is the ninth year of praising God tirelessly and with full hearts of gratitude. I’m sure that for all that would attend, their lives would never remain the same.
“Me and my husband don’t organise the concert to gain anything, other than for people to be blessed. It is a way of giving back to God; to thank Him for all that He has done. That is why it is free. My gain is that I praise God every year.” Punch