WAJE; the acronym for Words Aren’t Just Enough. We have the honor of listing the sensational singer, Aituaje Iruobe, popularly known as Waje, among Mahogany’s Hall Of Fame Women. Waje isn’t just a singer, but she is an inspiration to millions of Nigerian girls and ladies today. The sensational music star whose voice covers three octave, came into spotlight in 2008 when she featured in the P-square hit track titled “Do Me”. Since then, she has been flying high.
Waje has used the story of her past to motivate and inspire Nigerian youths and youths of West Africa in general, by showing them the difference from she could have been, to who she is today. She launched a worldwide campaign on gender equality and opportunity called “Waje’s Safe House”, where she works with the youths of her community through the organization, and teams up with other NGOs quarterly to help fight their cause. She said “For gender equality to be a reality in Africa, we must educate and empower women, and I believe that the only way to do this, is by being an example and a voice for our women who do not have the opportunity to speak for themselves. We must enlighten them. We must let them know that they can be the driving force for African growth. We can and must do this by telling our own stories.” Waje headlined the song “Strong Girl” which is the theme song for One Campaign’s ‘Poverty is Sexist’ in 2015. She is among the judges of The Voice Nigeria.
Some of her works includes: Mountain, In The Air, I Am Legend, Ave Maria, Left For Good.
She has won:
- BEST REGGA/DANCE HALL (HEADIES 2013 AWARDS).
- BEST AFRICAN ART (2011 DEAFA AFRO-EUROPE AWARDS).
- BEST FEMALE VOCALIST (2011 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS).
- WORLD MUSIC AWARDS 2014 (WORLD BESR ENTERTAINER).
- BLACK CANADIAN AWARDS 2014 (BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT).
Waje is an image of a strong, black, African woman, a role model and an inspiration.