Aituaje Iruobe

Waje was born in Akure, Ondo State in Nigeria but grew up in Benin City, Edo State. She was the first child and the first daughter in her family. As a teenager, she sang in the choir of the Word of Faith Group of Schools where she impressed of its founder Archbishop Benson Idahosa who proceeded to give the talented young girl a scholarship throughout her secondary school. She attended the University of Nigeria, Nsukka where she took part in school concerts and fellowships. Drawing inspiration from the works of Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston, Waje honed her music skills in school and was soon a popular performer in the state. Fame would come her way when she remade a PSquare hit DO ME. She participated in MTV South Africa's Advanced Warning (a reality TV show which featured artists that are on the verge of a breakthrough) where she came out as the first runner up. By the time she released her single 'For A Minute', Waje had cemented her position as one of Nigeria's biggest acts to watch. Since then, she has gone on to release her debut album and has enjoyed both critical and commercial acclaim as one of Africa's most respected musicians.

Vocal Powerhouse

Reverently called 'The Voice', Waje is one of Africa's most respected and iconic female musicians. With a vocal range spanning 3 octaves, she is in a league entirely of her own. Her debut album, the eponymously titled W.A.J.E was released on the 1st of May 2013 via a historic live Google+ hangout with fans joining in from around the world, trending globally at no 4 on Twitter. In 2015, she was named one of the top 10 female artistes in Africa by Channel O.

The Voice that launched a thousand hits

Waje's hits include the critically acclaimed sleeper hit 'I Wish', Onye ft Tiwa Savage and Coco Baby ft Diamond Platnumz which was Nigeria's most played song in December 2014. Waje's recent reggae song'Left For Good' ft Patoranking debuted at No 3 in Nigeria's Itunes charts Waje has also collaborated with some of Africa's biggest acts, churning out smash hit singles like, ONE NAIRA with M.I and DO ME with P Square.

Show Stopper

Waje is well known for her electrifying stage presence and resonating performances. She has shared the stage with Grammy award winning jazz acts Bob James and Ray Hargrove, the legendary Wyclef Jean, Keri Hilson, Ragheb ALama and others. She is one of the few acts to have performed for Nigeria at the 2012 Olympics in London. Waje headlines shows regularly across Africa and holds her own concert series 'Waje Live' every quarter in cities across Nigeria and Africa.

Awards And Nominations

Waje has received over 20 awards and nominations worldwide including a Channel O Music Award, 4 World Music Award nominations in 2014 alongside Femi Kuti, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and others. Her Awards include Best Reggae/DanceHall song 2013 (Headies) and Best Female musician 2013 City People Entertainment Awards amongst others.