Nigerian Singer and songwriter Waje, has said she may quit music due to lack of funds to promote her work, especially her latest album Red Velvet.
According to the mother of one, she would rather put her money in other business than invest in music that isn’t helping her financial needs.
“Maybe it is fair to give it a rest and try other things. I can’t have released an album after everybody has been shouting Waje your last Album was five years ago, all the people that were shouting, where are they?” Waje said in a 12-minute-video posted to her YouTube channel and Twitter handles on March 20.
“I don’t have money for publicity, Emerald school fee is there. I have ten things laid out for me and every single time its always my music that is taking the bulk of the money.”
Waje released her most highly anticipated second album Red Velvet in 2018, five years after her debut album Waje.
She said she was not impressed with the low monetary turnout from the album and was disappointed because people demanded her to release it.
The album Red Velvet is a melange of the singer’s diverse styles, streamlined and tailored around the central theme of love.
Waje’s retirement will be a huge loss to the entertainment industry as there are few women in the industry.
However, it is not expected that she will quit the entertainment industry totally. She was cast in a movie recently premiered along with her close pal Omawumi, She Is.
Waje also has a foundation Safe House, through which she collaborates with different non-governmental organisations on their projects.
The foundation was launched on October 1, 2012, and has assisted NGOs such as Mental and Environmental Development Initiative for Children (MEDIC) and Child Life Line. She has also donated to orphanages in Nigeria and Kenya in association with a corporate organisation.
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