Imobe Aituaje is a Nigerian-born singer and songwriter that goes by the stage name- Waje. WAJE stands for ‘Words aren’t just enough’. Waje’s vocal range covers three octaves. She was found singing in church. She started singing professionally in 2005. She has since released several songs. “Kolo” won her Best new video at the Nigerian Music Video Awards. Her song “Somewhere” received a Hip Hop World Award nomination for best female vocal performance. Waje has also featured in songs with M.I., Naeto C, Banky W, and twice with P-square.
She has shared the stage with artists such as Wyclef Jean in South Africa, opening for Kerry Hilson during a show organized in Calabar, and has also worked with artists who had hit singles, including “One Naira” with M.I and “Do Me” with P-Square. She collaborated with Dencia on “True Love” and has songs that have received awards and nominations. She released her self-titled debut studio album in 2013.
Waje made her acting debut in the 2014 film Tunnel, alongside Femi Jacobs, Patrick Doyle, Nse Ikpe-Etim, and Lepacious Bose. Directed by Stanlee Ohikhuare, the film is centered around a young pastor’s life. In January 2019, Waje and Omawumi launched Hermanes Media, a media company that specializes in film and TV production, adverts, content curation, brand event activation, and creative digital marketing.
Waje worked with the youths of her community through the organization “Waje’s Safe House”, where she teams up with other NGOs quarterly to help fight for their cause. The first project supported under Waje’s Safe House was the Mental and Environmental Development Initiative for Children, assisting the Project HELP (Help Educate the Less Privileged) which the goal of raising funds for allowing children to continue their studies in the school in Makoko, through Ring Back Tones with her singles “Oko Mi” and “I Wish”.
She was one of the notable Nigerian entertainers who collaborated with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Nigeria to stand against electoral manipulation, vote-buying, violence, and thuggery.
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