In a 12 minute clip that was uploaded on her Youtube page over the weekend, Waje in an emotional outburst lamented about the state of the music industry and the reception of fans towards her music.
Opening with a series of screenshots of social media users discussing the state of the Nigerian music industry and the attitude towards what they perceive as ‘good music’ with her name regularly in the mentions, Waje is seen on a bed with her hair undone and no form of makeup worn as she flips through her phone soaking in all that was been said about her music and the poor reception of the fans.
Then she is seen in a phone conversation with her friends identified as Fatima and Tolani as she expresses her frustrations at how her efforts into the music is not giving its due reward.
”I know how much time and effort has gone into this particular album… I’m at that point where I’m just… maybe it is time to just bow out,” she expressed.
She further spoke about ”bowing out when the ovation is loudest”, ”I don tire,” she cries, ”I don’t have faith in this anymore… I am not willing to do this thing anymore… Do you know how much I have invested in this career thing?”
The singer further spoke about her many responsibilities including balancing her life as a mother and making music for love without gratification.
Waje has been in the industry for over a decade since she lend her vocals to P-Square‘s ‘Do Me’ in 2007.
She later released her self titled debut album, ”Waje” in 2013 and followed it up with her sophomore project, ”Red Velvet” in 2018.
Despite her outstanding talent, her music outputs tends to come in bursts, which has led to fans in the past calling for more music from her. Together with her long time friend, Omawumi, she recently co-produced her first movie, ”She Is”, a movie that talks about dealing with life as single parent.