This week we present to you our WCW, Which is Waje. The sensational songstress, actor and producer made her way to #MyGbeduWCW.
The mother of one has been on the trend for the past few weeks, from the issue of her quitting music to the premium of her co-produced the movie, “She is“. Her daughter just hit 20 and the singer is still burning strong.
Brief review of the songstress;
Aituaje Iruobe born September 1, known professionally as WAJE (an acronym for Words Aren’t Just Enough), is a Nigerian singer whose vocal range covers three octaves. She participated in the remake of P-Square’s “Omoge Mi” and on the duo’s 2008 hit track “Do Me“. She was also on Banky W’s “Thief My Kele” and M.I’s “One Naira“. In 2016, she was one of the four judges in the inaugural season of The Voice Nigeria.
Waje’s vocal range covers three octaves. She was found singing in church. She studied social work at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) and worked part-time in tourism.
In 2007, Waje launched her music career. She was still a student at the time and paid her dues by doing lots of free shows and gigs.
In 2008, she featured in the P-Square hit track titled “Do Me“. This track was widely known across Africa and some parts of Europe. She participated in Advanced Warning (a reality TV show which featured artists that are on the verge of a breakthrough).
The reality show was organized by MTV Base South Africa and Zain Nigeria, where she was the runner up.
In 2010, 360nobs.com did a special spotlight on Waje with the emphasis “Words Aren’t Just Enough….I’m Speechless”
Waje has shared the stage with artists such as Wyclef Jean in South Africa, opening for Kerry Hilson during a show organized in Calabar, and has also worked with artists who had hit singles, including “One Naira” with M.I and “Do Me” with P-Square. She collaborated with Dencia on “True Love” and has songs that have received awards and nominations. She released her self-titled debut studio album in 2013.
After her November 2014 video success with “Coco Baby“, in August 2015, she released single titled “Left For Good” featuring Patoranking and Godwin Strings.
Waje headlined the song ‘Strong girl’ which is the theme song for ONE Campaign’s ‘Poverty is Sexist’ in 2015 and also joined Bono in Lagos, Nigeria for the Lagos campaign in 2015.
Waje was among the judges for The Voice Nigeria alongside 2Baba, Timi Dakolo and Patoranking.
She released a single titled OH MY in November 2018 and later released her album same 2018, titled REDVELVET
Album released date is December 7th 2018
On March 20th, 2019, Waje published a video on YouTube titled “Waje” – Music is not for me”where she said she’ll be quitting music due to lack of funds. She said that it’s difficult being a single mother and having to handle the cost of production and promotion of her songs. She mentioned that her last album recorded low sales and considering that she has her daughter’s fees to take care of, and her music career has been eating up the bulk of her income.