Singer and songwriter, Ebele Iruobe, popularly known as Waje, is poised to set a new music industry record, as she is to release three albums in five months.
According to the music industry librarians, executives and experts, Waje will be the first artist to release three albums within five months and this is believed to be an African and perhaps global record and it is no mere feat.
Gathering millions of streams from the first two albums, ‘WAJE 2.0’ which was released on the 22nd of July, 2022, a ten-track album with features from Falz, Masterkraft, and Tiwa Savage, ‘UNBROKEN’ released on the 1st of September, 2022 as a thanksgiving album to mark her birthday and celebrate God’s love and grace for almost twenty years of unwavering performances as a professional in the music industry.
Sources hinted that the singer had been working all year round towards this goal amongst other impact projects.
When asked why she attempted this ground-breaking achievement, Waje said: “I have had a truly blessed career, the opportunity to add to the development and growth of the music industry in almost 20 years. I believe it is time to have some legacy projects and jumpstart a more global phase of my career”.
Stating this with a smile on her face, she concluded by saying, “the third album is set to be released on the 30th of December 2022, titled ‘THE MISFIT’ and this will complete the record. I am so proud of the body of work and the amazing collaborations with major artists from Nigeria, Ivory coast and France. I am so excited and cannot wait for you all to listen to this album.”
She first gained recognition after being featured on the remake of P-Square’s “Omoge Mi”. Waje was also featured on the duo’s 2008 hit track “Do Me”. Moreover, she contributed vocals to Banky W’s “Thief My Kele” and M.I’s “One Naira”.
In 2016, Waje was one of the four judges in the inaugural season of The Voice Nigeria.
Waje has shared the stage with artists such as Wyclef Jean in South Africa, opening for Kerry Hilson during a show organized in Calabar, and has also worked with artists who had hit singles, including “One Naira” with M.I and “Do Me” with P-Square.
She collaborated with Dencia on “True Love” and has songs that have received awards and nominations. She released her self-titled debut studio album Words Aren’t Just Enough in 2013.
Waje made her acting debut in the 2014 film Tunnel, alongside Femi Jacobs, Patrick Doyle, Nse Ikpe-Etim and Lepacious Bose. Directed by Stanlee Ohikhuare, the film is centered around a young pastor’s life.
In November 2014, she released the music video for the Diamond Platnumz-assisted “Coco Baby”. In August 2015, she released the single “Left for Good”, featuring Patoranking and Godwin Strings.
Waje was featured on “Strong Girl”, the theme song for One‘s Poverty is Sexist campaign, and also joined Bono for the Lagos campaign in 2015. She was announced as one of the judges on The Voice Nigeria, alongside 2face Idibia, Timi Dakolo and Patoranking.