- “I do not have faith in it anymore.”, Waje said
Waje, Nigerian songstress, has lamented over her failing music career as she calls it a quit.
The singer in a 12 minute video tagged ‘Music is not for me’ on YouTube talked about how her recent album ‘Red Velvet’ which she released in 2018, has been ignored and she also noted that she does not have the funds to promote the project.
Quoting her in the video, Waje said: “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,” she told 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 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?”
Speaking further, the 38-year-old said she has lost the excitement of having a music career although she still loves making music.
“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.”
Watch the video below.