BIOGRAPHY : Tope Dada (Tee Dreads) BIOGRAPHY

ABOUT TOPE DADA

Temitope Joseph Dada. Also known as Tee Dreads (born June 28) is a UK Based Musician, Peace Advocate and Co-Founder of TETOD Foundation (Temitope Tomiwa Dada Foundation) with his wife Tomiwa Dada.

 

BIRTH NAME

Temitope Joseph Dada

 

SPOUSE

Tomiwa Dada

 

ORIGIN

Ilorin, Kwara State

 

GENRES

Gospel, urban contemporary gospel

 

OCCUPATION(S)

Singer, Songwriter, Peace Advocate, Author, Speaker, Researcher, Brand manager, Humanitarian

 

INSTRUMENTS

Vocals, Pen, Piano

 

YEARS ACTIVE

2000–present

 

LABELS

Tee Dreads, Dreads Media

 

WEBSITE

topedada.com

dreadsmedia.com

 



 

Tope Dada began his music career in 2000 and started recording in 2010 under the name Tee Dreads with the release of ‘Adara’. He has since released two studio albums, ‘Adara’ in 2014, ‘The Diary’ in 2018, and an extended play, ‘Clap and Dance’ album in 2020 and The Best of Tope Dada in 2022.

He is the Lead at Life Connect Community and, the Author of ‘FEEL MORE FULFILLED AS A PARENT’ and others



Tope Dada is married to Tomiwa Dada (née Fagbamila) and together they co-found Temitope Tomiwa Dada Foundation and do music and word ministry together.


 

EARLY LIFE

Tope Dada was born, Temitope Joseph Dada on June 28, 1981, in Ilorin, to father Folorunsho Dada and to mother, Esther Dada. Tope Dada is the 2nd born of 5 children. He taught himself how to sing and write at a young age and was involved in the church choir (Teens Choir, Youth Choir, and Mass Choir) and later Music School Coordinator in 2006-2008, Music Director from 2008 till date and involved as instructor in several Music training, talent shows and Music/events promotion.


EDUCATION

MA, Peace, Conflict and Development, University of Bradford

Psychology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

 

World Bible School Master Series, World Bible School, Cedar Park, Texas, USA

Risk Management, eLearning College, Leicester, United Kingdom

Media & Public Relations, Westfield Consulting, Nigeria

Human Resource Management, eLearning College, Leicester, United Kingdom

Business Management, eLearning College, Leicester, United Kingdom

Travel and Tourism, eLearning College, Leicester, United Kingdom

Human Resource Management, Saylor Academy, Washington DC, USA

Sociology, Saylor Academy, Washington DC, USA

Digital Media Skills, Google Digital Skill for Africa, Google

Content Marketing, eMarketing Institute, Denmark

Blogging, eMarketing Institute, Denmark

Climate Change & Human Health, United Nations Institute of Training and Research

Children & Climate Change, United Nations Institute Of Training and Research

Communication, International Institute of Generosity Development, Latvia

Self Esteem, International Institute of Generosity Development, Latvia

Time Management, International Institute of Generosity Development, Latvia

Work-Life Balance & Stress Management,International Institute of Generosity Development, Latvia

Introducing Coding, BitDegree, Lithuania

Leadership, Dominion Leadership Summit International, Texas, USA

Customer Service and Time Management, Nicole Sinclair, Nigeria

Computing, University of Ibadan, Nigeria


CAREER

TOPE DADA - It was a great privilege to be a Delegate Member on International Security and Development in the Middle East, Representing the Nation of Oman at the 2022 University of Bradford, United Kingdom International Crisis Response and Diplomacy (ICRAD) Conference Organised by the Division of Peace Studies and International Development (PSID) University of Bradford….

The World  can be safer and peaceful through Negotiation, Diplomacy, Dialogue and not WAR - Tope Dada




On our own, we cannot end wars or wipe out injustice, but the cumulative impact of thousands of small acts of goodness can be bigger than we imagine - Queen Elizabeth II, Christmas Message 2016

Until all mankind, without exception, undergoes a great change, wars will be waged, everything that has been built up, cultivated and grown will be cut down and disfigured, to begin all over again after that! - Anne Frank

 


He has shared the stage with several top music artists both local and international.

Tope Dada released /dropped his first single “Ife (Love)” in 2008 and “Adara” in 2010 and another “Oba Nla” in 2013... He released another hit singles “World Future” AND “Forever” in 2013, “Chimo” and “Live Your Dream”, Iwo Loba and Almighty God in 2014. Too much is another hit from Temitope Dada in 2015. And finally released his debut album with a Concert titled “WORLD FUTURE” in May 4th 2014 ……….

 


He Staged another Musical Concert titled WOW WITH TEE DREADS in October 10, 2014, WOW CHRISTMAS WITH TEE DREADS on December 13 2014 and WOW WITH TEE DREADS at Ile-Ife on his birthday June 28 2015, and a live recording of YAHWEH on June 28 2015.


HIT TRACKS

2022, The Best of Tope Dada

2021, Miracle Working God

2018, are "Iwo loba, Clap n Dance, Yahweh and Prayer” 2018 was a record-breaking year as he launched his latest Album "THE DIARY" a sold out event and record breaking launch. Which has become fans favorites….

 


In 2021 Tope Dada dropped his latest music titled MIRACLE WORKING GOD featuring Canadian Gospel Artist Priscillasings, Great Jehovah Oba Ni and Oba to gaju aye lo, in a new music album titled ‘GRATITUDE’ with a concert/album launch/birthday concert titled GRATOD (Gratitude with Tope Dada) on July 4,2021.

 


Tope Dada is presently working as a presenter on RAMAIR Radio at the University of Bradford, has featured & performed on many TV and radio shows. Apart from his work in the music industry, he's the co-founder of Temitope Tomiwa Dada Foundation, Tope Dada also pursue a career in Blogging, promoting artist music, music training, jingles/advertisement, events, videos, shows, packaging, and consulting and so on.



PUBLISHED ARTICLES

• FEEL MORE FULFILLED AS A PARENT


• HEALTH LOCUS OF CONTROL AND DENTAL ANXIETY AS PREDICTOR OF PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING AMONG DENTAL PATIENTS



AWARDS

2022

Gospel Icon 2022 Award

 

2017

Best Blogger Award,

More Blessing Media Production, Nigeria

 

2014

Gospel Artist, Award of Excellence,

The Extraordinary, Nigeria

 

2013

Music Coordinator, Special Contribution Award,

Rhema Dunamis Fellowship, Rhema Chapel, Ibadan, Nigeria

 

2014

Music Coordinator, Award of Excellence,

Rhema Dunamis Fellowship, Rhema Chapel, Ibadan, Nigeria

 

2013

Music Coordinator, Special Contribution Award,

Rhema Dunamis Fellowship, Rhema Chapel, Ibadan, Nigeria

 

2007

Epaphroditus’ Award, Rhema Chapel International Churches, Hqt Ilorin, Nigeria

 

 

PERSONAL LIFE

Tope Dada is married to Tomiwa Dada (née Fagbamila) and together they co-found Hope Alive Foundation and do ministry together.

 

 

REFERENCES

^ Knowledge panel. About Tope Dada. Retrieved December 2, 2020

^ Dreads Media. Biography: Tope Dada. Retrieved November 12, 2017.

 

^ Napster. Tope Dada album. Retrieved August 24, 2020.

 

^ Amazon, Kindle (Digital). Tope Dada publication: HEALTH LOCUS OF CONTROL AND DENTAL ANXIETY AS PREDICTOR OF PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING AMONG DENTAL PATIENTS. Retrieved December 14, 2021.

 

^ Amazon. Tope Dada music album. Retrieved August 24, 2020.

 

^ Gospel Minds. Tee Dreads Announce change of stage name to birth name, Tope Dada. Retrieved January 01, 2019.

 

^ Amen Radio. Tee Dreads tag. Retrieved June 2, 2015.

 

^ Boomplay. Tee Dreads Music. Retrieved January 24, 2016.

 

^ Spotify.

 

^ AZ Lyrics


^ https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Tope-Dada 










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