Nigerian singer Waje is marking a milestone as she celebrates her 40th birthday in style.
The powerful vocalist has won the hearts of many. And so, fans crown her one of the most revered musicians in Nigeria expressed heartfelt gratitude that knew no bounds.
Taking to her social media page, Waje wrote;
“My life is a testimony of God’s love. A love with no reservation, without my perfection. Thank you for loving me for no reason. Happy birthday.
Sing praises to God and to his name! Sing loud praises to him who rides the clouds. His name is the Lord – rejoice in his presence!
Thank you for all for riding with me and being a part of my story… Happy birthday to me (Waje)”.
CANDIID ONLINE recalls that days ago, Waje recounted a personal story on how she got pregnant while writing the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations.
The Nigerian diva shared her experience in a recent Instagram Live chat with gospel rapper, Bouqui.
A part of her post reads, “I got into a relationship in SS3 and the relationship went from ‘puppy love’ to sexual.
At that time, I felt I loved him and that sex was the only way I could express my love.
At that time, I saw a fine boy who liked me, though we quarreled on several occasions. I didn’t understand the responsibility that came with making decisions like that.
I got pregnant. And I remember one afternoon, while taking my bath, someone came to my house and told me my pastor wanted to see me.
Aituaje Iruobe, known professionally as Waje, is a Nigerian singer whose vocal range covers three octaves.
She gained greater recognition after Psquare featured her on the remake of their song “Omoge Mi”.
Waje was also featured on the duo’s 2008 hit track “Do Me”.
Moreover, she contributed vocals to Banky W’s “Thief My Kele” and M.I’s “One Naira”.
In 2016, Waje was one of the four judges in the inaugural season of The Voice Nigeria.
Waje was born September 1, 1980, in Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria.
She is the firstborn and the first daughter in her family. She grew up in Benin City, following her parent’s relocation.
Her parents got divorced when she was young, and she had to overcome the difficulty that accompanied her parent’s separation.
She attended the Word of Faith Group of Schools and joined the choir.
She sang gospel tunes to the delight of the late Archbishop Benson Idahosa.
Her singing quite impressed Idahosa who decided to help her during her entire secondary school days.
Waje later relocated to Nsukka to attend the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, earning a degree in social work from the school.
During her time at UNN, she performed at school concerts and fellowships.
She listened to singers such as Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin to improve her craft.