The Nigerian music industry has its ups and down and while some people can withstand this rollercoaster journey, artiste like Waje seems to have enjoyed, or better still endured that ride longer than she would love to and is finally quitting the industry.
On Thursday 21st of March, a video was posted on the artiste’s official Youtube channel, a video of her which looks like she’s just getting out of bed with her hair undone and talking to her friends, Fatima and Tolani about how she is tired of investing so much in her music and reaping nothing from it. The singer admitted that she has got to the point where she can no longer give to her music because it seems to be taking more from her than it is giving her and she feels it’s time to bow out.
Waje who is not signed to a label now is taking care of her daughter who is in the university. She spoke of her financial commitment and she’s willing to try something else that she’s good at.
‘I know how much time and effort I have put into this particular album… I’m at that point where I’m just… maybe it is time to just bow out,”
”bowing out when the ovation is loudest.” ”I don tire,” …”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?”
Expressing her understanding on the step she’s about to take, Waje revealed that she prefers to gracefully bow out than be categorized with artistes who have failed in their craft as a musician.
”I don’t want to be in the class of artistes that have failed. I just know that I have come to the point where I just don’t think it’s working for me anymore.”