It is rare for you to find female artistes collaborate with on another on songs, movie projects and co-own a company. This is the story of Omawunmi and Waje, Nigerian singers whose friendship of more than a decade continues to go strong.
Earlier in 2019, the duo launched a company called Hermanes Media.They recently unveiled their movie titled :’She is’.
On the secret of their bond, Omawunmi said:” We have been friends for like over a decade! Yes. Can you see how difficult it is…women being friends, can’t you see how difficult it is, I don lose weight based on how difficult…you are so difficult Waje.
” In all seriousness it just boils down to taking away (Hisses) just understanding each other, I believe. The same emotions always comes up, its not like we too special that we are devoid of it…there are sometimes she feels like slapping me, there are sometimes I feel like hitting her…but you go see say if Waje touch me I don lose weight drastically [General laughter again] Waje get one born, if she blows you, you go just paralyse. It’s not always easy but we try to rise above it all the time and make the best of each other and we have a lot of things in common, you know…we pray a lot together, it helps,” she told Pulse.
Waje, echoed the same sentiments saying they share the same vision.
“Well, it is because of my loving heart .To be honest, Iron sharpeneth Iron, that’s how I see it. Over time and over the years, we’ve come to understand that our friendship for us is not just about us but is also about people that have met us, the industry that we are in the cycle as well. Omawumi is not a woman that I believe is just here to create good music or create content for the fun of it but she is also about impacting people. So we share the same vision, we share the same burdens. Today while we were coming here, we were actually talking about a tragedy that happened somewhere in Lagos and these are the things we feel and these are the things that connect us together in a way. We are family oriented. We have families that we are very passionate about…the girl is alright. We’ve gone past being friends, people describe us as friends, we get but we’ve gone past being friends, we have become family”.