Popular Nigerian singer and single mother of one, Aituaje Aina Vivian Ebele Iruobe popularly known as Waje, has taken to social media to give reasons she is yet to get married.

According to the 39 years old songstress, a man cut off the “husband” tree before she could reach it.
This came after she had a conversation with her followers on twitter.

“Any new gist?” she tweeted.
“@OfficialWaje Why u nova Marriage?” a follower asked.

“Before I reach the tree wey dem Dey pluck husband one guy just cut am down. So na famine we dey so” Waje replied.


Waje is the first born and the first daughter in her family. She grew up in Benin City, following her parent’s relocation. Her parents got divorced when she was young, and she had to overcome the difficulty that accompanied her parent’s separation.

Waje’s vocal range covers three octaves. She was found singing in church. She studied social work at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) and worked part-time in tourism.

In 2007, Waje launched her music career. She was still a student at the time and paid her dues by doing lots of free shows and gigs. In 2008, she featured in the P-Square hit track titled “Do Me”.

This track was widely known across Africa and some parts of Europe. She participated in Advanced Warning (a reality TV show which featured artists that are on the verge of a breakthrough).

The reality show was organised by MTV Base South Africa and Zain Nigeria, where she was the runner up.

By Maffy Gondyi

Gondyi is a student of Psychology, a reserved personality, a critical thinker with an enthusiastic mind. He believes in making the world a better place; one word at a time. Mail me at [email protected]

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