Waje explained further that, “There’s nothing eloquent about it, it is just basically me sitting down and thinking if Johnny and I do this video together and they see Johnny as my love interest, the world will stone me because that is some cougar situation.
“That song reminds me of my daughter. So I felt basically, Johnny and her in the same age group. He is probably a few years older. So I thought it would make sense for her to be in the video.”
Revealing the reason why she has remained relevant in the music industry over the years, Waje said being uncomfortable with her present situation drives her.
Talented Nigerian Singer, Waje, has shared some of her experience joggling between single motherhood and her career.
In an interview on Channels Television’s Rubbin Minds, Sunday, she admitted that although being a single mother comes with its own challenges, “it doesn’t make you any less of a mother”.
Speaking of her career and one of her recent projects which she calls the ‘Waje Safe House’, the mother of one explained that she hopes to expand during the year by collaborating with more brands.
The project focusses on helping NGOs promote their causes.
On music, Waje who recently collaborated with Yemi Alade on the song ‘I’m Available’, described it as a very fun and fulfilling project. She also hopes to work with more female artistes.
Speaking of how her brand is perceived outside Nigeria, the artiste explained that it doesn’t matter if people don’t know her song, rather she believes that the craft will always speak for itself.
“The best part of working anywhere else outside Nigeria is you stand there and it’s just your vocals and your craftsmanship that is there to entice people and they are like who is that lady? That’s what has been working for me,” she said.
Waje also revealed that she and her fellow artiste, Omawumi who co-own a media company, have produced a film and hope to explore more of the movie industry in the days ahead.
Singer and songwriter Aituaje Iruobe popularly known as Waje has released the video for her latest single ‘In The Air’.
The colourful video to the love song produced by Sizzle was shot by Mattmaxx.
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 has also worked with a lot of artists who had hit singles, including “One Naira” with M.I, “Do Me” with P-Square and more.
The single mother has gone home with different awards including Best Female performer 2010 South-South Awards, Best Female Vocalist 2011 Nigerian Entertainment Awards, Best African Art 2011 Deafa Afro-Europe awards, Musician of the year 2013 City People awards.
International rock star from the Irish band U2 Paul David Hewson, popularly known as Bono is back in Nigeria for the second time.
The front-man, whose band has earned critical acclaim over its 40 years of making rock music, is visiting not for musical endeavors, but to promote his non-partisan advocacy group ONE Campaign.
The campaign seeks to help fight extreme poverty in Africa and has successfully run campaigns including with some top Nigerian artistes including D’banj, Omotola Jalade-Ekehinde, Waje and other notable entertainers.
With ONE’s activities in Nigeria going a notch higher with this campaign, it also welcomes Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote on its board in Nigeria.
Mr. Dangote joins other world celebrities including Bill Gates on the board of the group, which has about 7 million members worldwide, with more than a third of that membership coming from Nigeria.
The Make Naija Stronger campaign seeks to raise public awareness and pressure political leaders to support policies and programmes that are saving lives and improving futures.
ONE ambassadors, actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and singer Waje have been spotted at the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) taking place in South Africa where they will advocate for women empowerment on the continent.
The two stars alongside Yemi Alade recently launched a music video ‘Strong Girl’, in Lagos, as part of their efforts at bringing more awareness to the plight of women.
The celebrities, as well as others across Africa, are part of ONE campaign which states #PovertyIsSexist and will encourages African governments to do more for women.
In a recent chat with Entertainment News, Omotola spoke more about her involvement with the campaign and shared some personal revelations:
Alibaba’s appeal to President Goodluck Jonathan to help rid the entertainment industry of pirates backfired as some entertainers did not take likely to his demand.
At an interactive session with the President recently, entertainers from the music and movie industries especially gathered to show their support for the President’s second term bid.
The session featured several live performances from singers including Waje, Oritsefemi, Sir Victor Uwaifo and many others.
However, Alibaba was more interested in issues plaguing the industry, piracy being the top item on the list.
During a question and answer session, Alibaba asked the President to help rid the entertainment market of pirates, rather than continue to give financial support as he had done throughout his first term in office.
“How are we going to deal with pirates so that we can put our products in the market and make money from it; Because if you give us $5 billion to bring a product out in the market, as soon as it is in the market, if a pirate gets one it’s over.”
The comedian told Entertainment News on Channels TV that some of his colleagues had asked “crappy questions that did not add value”, which indicated that they were concerned about getting money from the government.
However, some entertainers did not appreciate his question about piracy and had accused him of asking a question by the opposition, APC.
Alibaba has debunked this claim and has said he would ask President-elect Muhammadu Buhari the same question, if given the opportunity.
“It is not about money. It is about the enabling structure and platform for our businesses to thrive,” he said.
‘Shiga’ a Hausa expression for ‘enter’, is a bonus track from the mixtape #A7 audio which featured Waje as vocalist and one of Nigeria’s leading female on-air personalities Toolz.
The colourful video features Vector rocking a studded leather jacket and has a number of attractive vixens with one very curvaceous lady being the centre of attention. The afro-pop video has an infusion of the Fulani culture nicely portrayed in dressing and dance.
“We are trying to have fun, and I have left no stone unturned to meet the expectations of my fans” said Vector when asked about the concept of the video.
The crisp video also features cameo appearances by Hypeman, Jimmie Akinsola, afro-pop artiste Black Magic and on-air personality, Osam.
The track ‘Shiga’ was produced by Ekelly and the video was directed by beauty stylist, Toyin Lawani.
One of Nigeria’s top female singers, Waje, has said that her latest music video “Onye” was produced to make people laugh, rather than take too seriously, its central theme- infidelity.
“It’s a serious topic really, when you talk about infidelity and all of that, but I just wanted to have fun,” she said on Sunrise, on Saturday.
She explained that she wanted people to acknowledge that “infidelity is commonplace in society” but to also make fun of it.
“Life is really about fun and enjoying yourself. So, I wanted a funny video that everybody will just watch and laugh.”
She added that she was more interested in people “enjoying the performance” and “laughing about it” than getting the message.
“The song, Onye, is a love song which is basically about two young women boasting about the people they love.”
“It’s about two women who do whatever they can for their man. We just didn’t know that he was not “our man”.
The singer, who grew from being the faceless female voice on PSquare’s “Do Me” to being a big face and name in the industry, said: “Most of the doors that open for me, open for me because of my voice, not necessarily because there’s anything special that I’m doing”.