Popular Yoruba gospel artiste, Tope Alabi has narrated how her mother’s disciplinarian nature helped keep her on the right path in life.
She revealed that her mom taught her not to be too close to men while she was growing up.
Alabi made this known in a recent interview with Tofarati Oge.
She disclosed that her mom checked her virginity at three month interval, whenever she returned from movie locations until she got married.
The artiste further said her mom was the only one who supported her music career in her family.
Speaking about her upbringing as a girl, Mrs. Alabi said: “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 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.”