Waje was born September 1, 1980, inAkure, Ondo State, Nigeria. She is the first born and the first daughter in her family. She grew up inBenin City, following her parent’s relocation.
Her parents got divorced when she was young, and she had to overcome the difficulty that accompanied her parent’s separation.
Waje got pregnant when she was writing the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations. She was in her final year at the Senior Secondary School at that time. She did not tell her mother about the pregnancy until 5 months into the pregnancy. She was temporarily banned from singing in the choir of her church for being pregnant outside marriage.
She sang gospel tunes to the delight of the late ArchbishopBenson Idahosa. Idahosa was quite impressed with her singing and decided to help her during her entire secondary school days. Waje later relocated to Nsukka to attend the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, earning a degree in social work from the school. During her time at UNN, she performed at school concerts and fellowships. She listened to singers such as Whitney Houstonand Aretha Franklin to improve her craft.
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