Following the ripples the news story that top Nigerian gospel singer, Tope Alabi reportedly alleged that some moneybags and men of God were dying to sleep with her has caused, the sonorous singer has reacted furiously to the news piece.
The story later took another turn when it was reported that the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has challenged her to name the pastors that allegedly made sexual advances to her.
In a telephone conversation with Nigeriafilms.com on the night of Thursday, October 4, 2012, the multiple award-winning singer disclosed to us that she never alleged any pastor of dying to sleep with her. She also stressed that PFN has not contacted or personally confronted her on the story.
“PFN has not confronted me to tell them what happened about the sex issue. There is nothing of such, I never granted such interview that some pastors and moneybags are following me to have sex with me. Nothing like that happened to me. I work in the church, my ministry is the church. Everything I do is in the church. Even if such happens, can’t I handle it myself? Must I tell a reporter about it? Such shouldn’t even come out of my mouth,” Tope Alabi told Nigeriafilms.com.
She claimed that she was misquoted in the interview. According to her, she was asked if no one comes to her with sexual advances, especially with the beauty she commands. Tope said that she answered by saying that if they come to and find out she isn’t such a person, they become her friend.
“The journalists (a male and a female) said do you want to tell us that you don’t have any toasters? People that worry you for sex? And I said if such thing should happen, when they come to me and find out that I am not that kind of a person, they would stop it and be my friends. That was what I said,” Tope Alabi reiterated.
Tope Alabi rates as one of the best selling gospel artistes in Nigeria especially in the Yoruba genre. She is married.