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Popular Nigerian female artist, Aijuaje Iruobe popularly known as Waje has in the early hours of Monday shocked her fans when she announced a break for her music career.

The songstress says she has gotten to the point that she does not feel like music is working for her.

Naija News reports that the music icon made this known in  a video which had since been making the rounds and titled ‘Music is not for me.’

In the ‘Music is not for me’ video which the artiste published across all her social media platforms including her Youtube Page, Waje emphasised that she had been investing in her music career and she had not been reaping as much as she should from her music.

Waje lamented that her latest album, which she thinks is one of the best that has come out of Nigeria, has been largely ignored.

In her words, she said; “I’m frustrated, I am really tired. I no longer believe that this thing is working. I am respecting in this thing that we do but there is also bowing out when the applause is loudest,” she told members of her team whom she identified as Tolani and Fatima.

“I do not have faith in it anymore. Nobody will say that I have failed or anything. The point is that I am not willing to do this thing anymore. Do you know how much I have invested in this career thing?

“There is nothing wrong with change. There are other things I am good at; maybe it is fair to give it a rest and try other things. If you people do not understand, it is my money that I am spending in this thing and I am tired of putting my money in something that I do not have faith in.

“To be honest, I don’t see why I should continue because it is frustrating. The desire of every entrepreneur is to see proceeds from what they invest in and some sort of awareness that they have a product.

“I can’t have released an album after everybody said Waje, your last album was years ago. All the people that said we need an album, where are they?”

While speaking further, the 38-year-old actress said she has lost the excitement of having a music career although she still loves making music.

“I don’t have the money for publicity. My music has been taking the bulk of the money and I am not willing to put money there anymore. I don’t want to be in the class of artistes that have failed. I just think that I have gotten to the point where I don’t think it is working for me anymore.”

Waje first hit limelight when she featured on the remake of ‘Do Me’, 2008 hit single released by now defunct music group, P-Square.

She was also a judge for ‘The Voice Nigeria’, a talent show, alongside Timi Dakolo, Patoranking and 2Baba in 2016.

She recently started a media company with her friend and industry mate, Omawumi, and they just released their first film titled ‘She Is’. They both featured in the movie.


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