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Parenting changed my life, brand – Singer Waje


Singer, Aituaje Ebele Iruobe, popularly known as Waje, has revealed some details of her personal life as she hints on the different ways that parenting changed her life.

She also said that parenting did not only change her life but also her brand.

Waje said all of these while chatting with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on his programme ‘Rubbin’ Minds’. She explained that at a point she had to reduce her alcohol intake when she came home drunk and was welcomed by her daughter.

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The singer while commending her mother for her enduring support said her role as a mother made her reject some business offers neither did she allow anyone she was romantically involved with to visit her at home.

Waje said, “I give a shoutout to my mother because when I had Emerald, she did not stay with me till she was 13. My mother really helped me with the foundation and that is me being honest.

“With parenting, there is never really a handbook that would tell you how you should be. You just know that some of the experiences that you have had will definitely want to make you make the right foundations with your child when it comes to characters, principles, and how they live.

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“It is not a job; so when you ask me that, ‘Waje how do you do it?’, I just do it.’ It is not a job. Music is what I do; acting is what I do, but a parent is who I am. I just do it. I do not know how I do it, but I just have to.

“Support system is very important, but you just embody the role when it comes. Not everybody does that, but you just have to. Looking at her now, she is in her final year and I am just like, ‘wow!’

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Waje stated that being a mother affected her career because there were some choices she had to make and there were things that she could not do because the first thing she is thinking about is her child.