She is one of Nigeria’s foremost R&B singers with a powerful voice, which covers three octaves. She has worked with industry A-listers such as P-Square, BankyW and MI and she has built up a huge portfolio of critically acclaimed and commercially successful work.
But Waje, born Aituaje Vivian Iruobe recently revealed that there were difficult and heartbreaking periods at the time when she was unknown and struggling. She disclosed this when she sat down for a #MySuperStarStory interview.
With a wry smile on her face, she recounted an experience in Onitsha. She said, “I walked up to somebody. I was like “Hey, my name is Waje and I just want to be out there,” because I just wanted their encouragement. I gave them my demo and they held the demo, and in just a split second that I looked away, I turned back and the guy had flung my CD away.”
She described her turning point as starting in 2011, since when she says, it has been a steady progression that has been made possible by the grace of God.
You can watch Waje’s #MySuperStarStory interview here
#MySuperStarStory aims to celebrate and recognize stories of triumph over adversity and thus inspire young Nigerians to be successful. There is a STAR in everyone. You can join the conversation and share your own superstar story on social media using the hashtag #MySuperStarStory.