Waje - Aituaje Iruobe

Aituaje Iruobe Biography / Profile

Aituaje Vivian Iruobe aka Waje which is an acronym for “Words aren’t just enough” was born on September 1, 1980 in Akure, Ondo State. She is the first child and the first daughter. Her sister, Amaka Iruobe is an actress and has starred in the soap opera, Tinsel and in the movie, First Cut.

Aituaje Iruobe Age

Aituaje Iruobe is 43 years old.

Aituaje Iruobe Early Life

Waje moved to Benin City, Edo State with her parents and although they soon got divorced, this was where she grew up.

She attended Word of Faith Group of Schools and this was where she first joined the choir. She soon got admitted to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka where she obtained a degree in Social Works.

Aituaje Iruobe Career

Singing has always been Waje's thing, taking her places she only dreamed of, while in secondary school, Waje had sung to the hearing of the late Archbishop Benson Idahosa of Church of God mission int, The Archbishop was so impressed, he took it upon himself to sponsor her throughout her secondary school days.

Waje came into our music consciousness when she featured in the remake of P-Square’s “Omoge Mi” and  “Do Me” in 2008 but she started her career professionally while in the University in 2007, performing at school concerts and fellowships, doing free gigs and shows at every opportunity. After being featured in P-Square's single in 2008, she went on to participate in Advanced Warning (a reality TV show which featured artists that were on the verge of a breakthrough). She  emerged first runner-up on the show which was sponsored by MTV Base South Africa and Zain Nigeria and by the end of the show, she had performed on the same stage with A- list artists like; Wyclef Jean , Kerry Hilson, M.I Abaga, P-Square, Yemi Alade amongst others.

In 2010, 360nobs.com did a special spotlight on Waje with the tag "Words Aren’t Just enough….I’m Speechless and in 2013, she launched her first studio album, W.A.J.E to critical acclaim

In 2015, She released her single, "Left for Good” featuring Patoranking and Godwin Strings. Collaborating with Banky W on “Thief My Kele”, Dencia on "True Love" and M.I on his “One Naira” and working with P-Square on the remix of P-Sqaure’s Omoge Mi.

Waje has been nominated so many times in the course of her career and they include:

  • DYNAMIX Awards in 2009 for Best new act
  • NIGERIAN MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS in 2009 for Best New video
  • HIP-HOP Awards in 2010 for Best vocals
  • CITY People Awards in 2011 for Best R&B (female)
  • THE HEADIES in 2011 for Best vocal performer female, Best R&B single
  • EXQUISITE LADIES OF THE YEAR 2011 for Female music art of the year
  • CHANNEL O MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS 2011 for Most gifted female video
  • NIGERIAN MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS in 2011 for Best contemporary Afro Video
  • Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
  • NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS in 2011 for Best POP/R&B artist of the year and Best new act of the year
  • WORLD MUSIC AWARDS 2014 for World Best Entertainer 
  • WORLD MUSIC AWARDS 2014 for World Best Entertainer 
  • ELOY AWARDS 2014 for Best Female Artist 
  • WORLD MUSIC AWARDS in 2014 for World Best Album for W.A.J.E
  • WORLD MUSIC AWARDS in 2014 for World Best Live Act 
  • BLACK CANADIAN AWARDS 2014 for Best International Act 

Waje has proven herself to be an all-rounder in the entertainment industry by kicking off her acting career with the film, “Tunnel” in 2014 with Femi Jacobs, Patrick Doyle, Nse- Etm, Lepacious Bose among others and directed by Stanlee Ohikhuare.

Waje is among the four judges in the reality TV show, “The Voice Nigeria”, the other judges were Tuface (2face Idibia), Timi Dakolo and Patorankin

She was part of the 'Poverty is Sexist' campaign, contributing her quota on the the theme song for the Campaign which was organized by ONE, 'Strong girl'. She is the UN Ambassador for Peace.

As part of her agenda to give back to the communities, Waje started  an organization tagged “Waje’s Safe House” where she teams up with youths and NGOs quarterly to help fight for their cause, she debuted the works of this organization with the Mental and Environmental Development Initiative for Children, assisting the Project HELP (Help Educate the Less Privileged) with the goal of raising funds through her ring back tones , "Oko Mi" and "I wish" for children to continue their studies in a school in Makoko.

Aituaje Iruobe Personal Life

She has a daughter, Emerald Iruobe but her baby daddy remains nameless.

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Aituaje Iruobe Awards

  • 2010 Best Vocal Performance at the South South Awards
  • 2010 Best Female Performer at the South South Awards
  • 2011 Best Female Vocalist at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards
  • 2011 Best Female Vocalist at the Hiphop World Awards (Headies)
  • 2011 Best African Art at the Deafa Afro-Europe Awards
  • 2011 Best Rhythm And Blues Singer at the City People Entertainment Awards
  • 2013 Musician Of The Year at the City People Awards
  • 2013 Best Regga/Dance Hall at the Headies 

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