ABOUT Tope Dada

ABOUT Tope Dada

Temitope Joseph Dada. Also known as Tee Dreads (born June 28) is a Nigerian gospel musician.

 

Birth Name

Temitope Joseph Dada

 

Origin

Ilorin, Kwara State

 

Genres

Gospel, urban contemporary gospel

 

Occupation(s)

Singer, songwriter, music director, speaker, author, Brand manager, humanitarian, pastor

 

Instruments

Vocals, Piano

 

Years active

2004–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.

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

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

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.

 

Tope Dada 2018 hit tracks are "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 has featured & performed on many TV and radio shows. Apart from his work in the music industry, he's the co-founder of Hope Alive 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.

 

He has shared the stage with the likes of Tim Godfrey, Samsong, Pastor Moji Alawiye, Pastor Toun Soetan, Pastor Kingley Ike, Big Bolaji, Mike Abdul, Kore, Monique, Panam Percy Paul, Yetunde Are, Olawale (Mtn project fame winner) etc.

 

 

 

Published articles;

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

 

AWARDS                                                                                     

 

2017

Best Blogger Award,

More Blessing Media Production, Ibadan, 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, 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

 

 


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