Nigerian singer Aituaje Aina Vivian Iruobe better known as Waje on Saturday 23rd March, 2019 made a video of her lamenting over lack of funds to promote her work especially her Red Velvet project.
The singer in a video that has gone viral officially announced her retirement after concluding that music was not working for her.
The African Pop Star confessed to her friends who were both identified as Tolani and Fatima, telling them that she had lost faith in her music career.
She also added that she has been unable to raise money for the publicity of her work.
“I’m frustrated, I am really tired. I no longer believe that this thing is working, I am respecting in this thing that we do but there is also bowing out when the applause is loudest,” says Waje to members of her team whom she identified as Tolani and Fatima.”
“I do not have faith in it anymore. Nobody will say that I have failed or anything. The point is that I am not willing to do this thing anymore. Do you know how much I have invested in this career thing?
“There is nothing wrong with change. There are other things I am good at; maybe it is fair to give it a rest and try other things. If you people do not understand, it is my money that I am spending in this thing; and I am tired of putting my money in something that I do not have faith in.”
“To be honest, I don’t see why I should continue because it is frustrating. The desire of every entrepreneur is to see proceeds from what they invest in and some sort of awareness that they have a product.”
“I don’t have the money for publicity. My music has been taking the bulk of the money and I am not willing to put money there anymore. I don’t want to be in the class of artistes that have failed. I just think that I have gotten to the point where I don’t think it is working for me anymore.”
“I can’t have released an album after everybody said Waje, your last album was years ago. All the people that said we need an album, where are they?”