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I Was A Chin Chin Seller Before I Started Music – Waje

The singer also revealed that she doesn’t really like to cook but, she loves baking and this birth her passion for the chin chin business she once ventured into in the past. The singer also revealed that she doesn’t really like to cook but, she loves baking and this birth her passion for the chin chin business she once ventured into in the past.

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One of Nigeria’s most successful singer, Waje, in a recent interview with Saturday Beats has said that prior to her career in music, she was a chin chin seller.

The singer also revealed that she doesn’t really like to cook but, she loves baking and this birth her passion for the chin chin business she once ventured into in the past.

According to her, if she had not discovered her talent as a musician, she would have remained a chin chin seller.

She said: “I don’t like cooking but I love to bake and I did that for a while with my friend Ijeoma Uzodima. We used to have this chin chin company and we used to sell everything in our stock.

“I remember that the magistrates in Onitsha at the time used to order from us and we used to sell it in a small can for about N600. We would cut 50kg chin chin for three days and my back would be paining me. I probably would have continued with that if I was not a singer.

“Ijeoma who is my very good friend was actually the one who used to push me.”

Waje also revealed that the first amount of money she received for performing was N500.

“When I started my career, it was someone that drew my attention that I could make money from music. I remember the first time I sang in my school in UNN, I was wearing a red dress and I sang Whitney Houston’s ‘I will always love you.’ It was just my voice and there was no instrumental, the crowd went crazy. I think after my performance, they gave me about N500.

“That was enough for a week in school. I remember the first time I earned N300,000, it was from Zain Mobile Telecomms. They had an end of the year party in Enugu and they asked me to come and perform. When I got the money, I went haywire. I am the first in my family, so the money really helped to stabilise a few things.”



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