Biography And Net Worth Of Waje

Her real name is Aituaje Aina Ebele Vivian Iruobe. Waje is her stage name and is a famous Nigerian singer who was born in Ondo State on the first of September, 1981.
She hails from Sabongida Ora in Edo State Nigeria and the first child of 5 children – 3 boys and 2 girls.
Waje who sings mostly in Igbo language has made wonderful progress in her music career, the reason being that the mother is from Anambra State. She can be rightly described as a dual citizen having an Ibo background from the mother, Yoruba background as her paternal grand mother from Ondo State and her biological father from Edo State of Nigeria.
Career Background
Waje started singing at a very young age when she used to micmic songs using her father’s screw driver as microphone. These hidden talents and creativity were noticed by her mother who to the Glory of God gave her all the encouragements and support to make it in the field of music. Today, Waje is rated one of the best female artistes in Nigeria with a difference.
Educational Background
Waje had her primary and secondary education in the famous Word of Faith Group of schools in Benin City, Edo State Nigeria. While there, she joined Choir and became a rare singer of Word of Faith. Her consistent and brilliant performances earned her “the Whitney Houston” of Word of Faith.
Waje soon became loved by all especially the late Bishop Benson Idahosa who saw her talents and awarded her scholarship from her secondary school to University level.
However, as fate would have it, this dream did not come to pass as her parents divorced making Waje to relocate her mother and other siblings to Eastern part of Nigeria. She later attended the University of Nigeria, Nnsuka, Enugu where she had a degree in Social Works. She was also very active on Campus singing at School shows and fellowships.
Music Career
Waje started singing professionally on Campus. She focused more on her musical career. She also performed in churches and at shows, sometimes for free. She also combined tourism as her part time job.
In 2007, she launched her music career as a student doing most her shows and singing at any given opportunity. She then moved to the next level of popularity when in 2008, she released a hit track –“Do Me”, a track she featured with music stars like P-Square. The debut was adjudged the hottest and most embracing and was widely played in radio and television stations across Nigeria. It also marked the beginning of her elevation to greater height in music career.
She had also collaborated with other star artistes to produce hit songs like M.I’s One Naira, Banky W’s Thief My Kele and Left For Good (released in August, 2015) featuring Patoranking and Godwin Strings.
Waje has also proved herself talented in acting . She featured alongside veterans like Patrick Doyle, Nse Ikpe-Etim and Lepacious Bose on Tunnel, a Nollywood movie in 2014.
She also worked on Strong Girl, the theme song for One Campaign’s program – Poverty is Sexist.
She was appointed a judge on the reality TV show The Voice Nigeria in 2016 alongside Timi Dakolo, 2face Idibia and Patoranking. Waje is a single mother and a very passionate philanthropist.
Awards
Like other celebrities, Waje has received many awards and nominations for her work in the music industry including:
• Best Rythm and Blues Singer award at the City People Entertainment Awards in 2011.
• Best African Act award at the DEAFA Afro-Europe Awards
• Best Vocal Performance award at the South-South Awards
• Best Female Performer award at the South-South Awards
• Best Female Vocalist award at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards
• Best Female Vocalist award at the Hip Hop World Awards
• Best Reggae/Dancehall award at The Headies
• Musician of the Year award at the City People Awards
Nominations
Waje is also a recipient of many nominations. They include:
• Best New Video award at the Nigerian Music Video Awards
• Best Vocals award at the Hip-Hop awards
• Best R&B Female award at the City People Awards
• Best New Act award at the Dynamix Awards
• Best Pop/R&B artiste of the Year at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards
• Best Vocal Female Performer award at The Headies
• Best R&B single award at The Headies
• Female Music Art of the Year award at the Exquisite Ladies of the Year awards
• Best New Act of the Year award at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards
• Most Gifted Female Video award at the Channel O Music Video Awards
• Best Contemporary Afro Video award at the Nigeria Music Video Awards
• World Best Live Act award at the at the World Music Awards World
• Best Female Entertainer award at the at the World Music Awards
• World Best Album award at the World Music Awards
• Best International Act award at the Black Canadian Awards
• World Best Entertainer award at the at the World Music Awards
• Best Female Artist Award at the ELOY Awards
Her Net Worth
Waje is rated one of the richest, most gifted, most influential and most creative and most famous female artistes in Nigeria with a net worth of about $2.5 million dollars.

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