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Monday, September 28, 2015

Singer WAJE Full Biography,Life And News


 FULL NAME:          Aituaje Aina Vivian Ebele Iruobe

DATE OF BIRTH:    September 1 1981

OCCUPATION:         Singer,Actress

MARITAL STATUS:  Not Married 


 INTRODUCTION  

Waje is female Nigerian musician who came into spotlight in 2008 after being featured in a couple hit singles which includes Psquare- Do Me and others.. She is an award winning singer who has multiple hit singles to her name also. She is quite known for her amazing voice.



EARLY LIFE AND BACKGROUND  

Waje was born in Akure, Ondo State in Nigeria then moved to Benin City, Edo State and was raised by her parents. She was the first child and the first daughter in her family. Her parents got divorced when she was young, and had to overcome difficult situations.


Waje attended the Word of Faith Group of Schools and joined the choir. As a young singer she once sang gospel tunes to the delight of the late Archbishop Benson Idahosa of Church of God misson int. Archbishop Benin was quite impressed by her singing and decided to help her throughout her whole secondary school days. She then moved to Nsukka to receive a degree in social work at University of Nigeria. During her school years, Waje focused on her musical works such as school concerts and fellowships. She listened and learned from her mentors such as Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin to improve her music.

Waje's vocal range covers three octaves. She was found singing in church as a young lady whose love for humanity led her to study social work at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN). Being very productive whilst in school, Waje worked part-time in tourism. She however still believed she could touch a lot more with her singing talent. This gave her the drive to stay focused in her first love, music. In 2007, Waje decided to take the next step and fully launch her music career. She was still a student at the time and paid her dues by doing lots of free shows and gigs, singing at every given opportunity.

CAREER AND LIFE  

In 2007, Waje decided to launch her music career. Though she still was a student, she sang at every given opportunity.
She what she said about her coming to the music industry here: 
Professionally, I started singing in 2007 and that was when I did a re-mix of P_Square’s Omoge Mi, which I called Bobo Mi.

Prior to this, I was with an eastern–based label called Dome. I met them when I was young, 19. They helped to groom and nurture me, but I left them this year.

We had a contract but I did not release any album with them, but I had two singles, Somewhere and Kolo released on their label. Kolo was originally recorded by MTV Base.

In 2008, Waje featured as the female voice in P-Square’s hit track “Do Me”. Afterwards, her singing career boosted further as she participated in Advanced Warning (a reality TV show which featured artists that are on the verge of a breakthrough) and came out as the first runner up. The show was organised by MTV Base South Africa and ZAIN Nigeria.

Waje has shared the stage with various international artists such as Wyclef Jean in South Africa, opening for Kerry Hilson during a show organised in Calabar. She also participated in the remake of P-Square’s “Omoge Mi” and collaborated with M.I on "One Naira", with Dencia on "True Love" and with Banky W on "Thief my Kele" among others.

In 2013, Waje released her self-titled debut studio album. Several her songs have received a number of award nominations and winnings.
In 2014, Waje was nominated four times at the World Music Awards: World Best Album, World Best Live Act, World Best Female Entertainer and World Best Entertainer.

Waje is currently working with the youths of her community through an organization she calls WajeSafeHouse, where she teams up with other NGOs quarterly to help fight for their cause.
Waje has a daughter, Emerald, who was born when Waje was 17 years old. The name of Emerald's biological father remains unknown.

Although, not denying the potential partner in her life, Waje is so open about her 16-year-old{as of 2015} daughter. Now that she could freely talk about being a single mother, Waje said it wasn’t that easy when she was pregnant with her daughter at the age of 17. Since she got pregnant at such a tender age, most  people would easily surmise that the singer could have been a ‘bad girl’ when she was young.

She said: “I will not lie to you, I didn’t know anything. I was just a young girl. I was so naive and innocent. It wasn’t easy in those days. I was laughed at. I was given a nickname. I will not tell you the nickname. But the truth is that I was scorned.”

But no matter the challenges she faced, Waje said she would be grateful to her mother who saw her through the trying period.
Quoting her:  “My mother is a mother. She is a true mother. I don’t know what I would have done without her. She stood by me. She never discouraged me. I tapped from her strength. It was her strength that carried me on all through those years,” she said.

Waje has also made an acting debut on the movie called Tunnel (film), with Femi Jacobs, Patrick Doyle, Nse- Etm, Lepacious Bose, and others. This is a 2014 Nigerian drama film directed by Stanlee Ohikhuare which is a story about a young pastor's life, journey and his fulfillment.

 

AWARDS AND ENDORSEMENTS  

 Has won multiple awards including the Headies and more..
  • BEST RHYTHM AND BLUES SINGER 2011 CITY PEOPLE ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS,
  • BEST FEMALE VOCALIST 2011 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS,
  • BEST FEMALE VOCALIST 2011 HIPHOP WORLD AWARDS (HEADIES),
  • MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR 2013 CITY PEOPLE AWARDS
  • BEST REGGA/DANCE HALL HEADIES 2013
 ENDORSEMENTS

 Signed a multimillion naira endorsement deal with GLO in 2013

RUMORS AND CONTROVERSIES

No scandal, but she was accused to be too explicit in one of her music videos..
http://www.olisa.tv/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/waje-and-daughter-2.jpg
Waje And Daughter



Waje Headies

SOURCES: naij.com,wikipedia.org,nigerianmonitor.com,www.edoworld.net

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