Nigerian singer WAJE (born Aituaje Aina Vivian Ebele Iruobe) has disclosed how she succeeded in losing some weight. The Coco Baby singer, in an interview with Punch revealed the secret behind her trimmer look.
I reduced my weight because I watched my performance on screen one time and I was shocked. When you are on screen, you add ten pounds and there was a time I was performing and it was shown live. I did not like the comments on twitter and it made me depressed for a while. I had to make a decision if I wanted to enjoy life and call myself a fat person or I could live a better lifestyle. As a female brand, I am a visual brand and when you look good, people tend to take you more seriously. You also feel smarter, so I had to start thinking in that direction.
Waje added that,
The weight loss was intentional and the reason was because I wanted to live a healthier lifestyle. I just want to reduce my food intake, especially junk foods. My stylist is hoping I get slimmer because it is easier to style slim people. For slim people, you can get clothes off the rack but for people like me, we have to make the clothes most of the time,’ she said.
Waje revealed that, she had to forfeit most of her favourite meals especially starch and banga soup, due to her new quest for a more athletic body.
Because of my new lifestyle and weight loss, I had to give up some foods. I love ice cream and solid foods especially starch and banga soup but I had to give them all up. I try not to take too much of sugar because I love biscuit and chocolate but God has changed my life.
Waje is single mother who is very outspoken. When she was once asked why she is not yet married, she said “it’s not anybody’s business that I am not married. My fans know that I’m happy. Whether I am married or not, I am a happy woman.” She is an alumni of University of Nigeria, Nsukka.