Waje’s ready to elevate herself
released a single with local songstress Lira, titled Mountain. This is the first single from her upcoming album.
Waje’s big break came 10 years ago when she was featured on P-Square’s Do Me. But because she wasn’t featured in the video, Waje didn’t really benefit from the song’s breakout success. She considers 2009 as the year she really started becoming a force.
“That’s when I really took my career into my own hands and started doing stuff for myself, not just features.
“That’s when I eventually came out with a single and started pushing myself as an artist.”
Given the fact that she had so little exposure and she didn’t go to music or business school, she’s had to learn on the job. But she’s done well and, over the past five or so years, has amassed some impressive achievements such as seeing her self-titled debut album receive four nominations at the World Music Awards in 2014. Ten years in the game now and she’s as hungry as ever to achieve yet more success.
In her spare time, Waje loves nothing more than catching a good movie. She has also done a bit of acting and will be looking to do more.
She also wants to get into fashion and sees herself selling merchandise in the not-so-distant future. “I’m a rings girl, I love wearing them on stage. This is actually minimal,” she says, gesturing towards the glittering rings wrapped around her fingers. “I wear a lot of them, so it would be nice to have a Waje ring collection. Just little things that aren’t so expensive that can help a woman look very good by herself without having to break the bank.”
Nigerian star Waje has set her sights on the next level of success.