Stella Dimoko Singer Waje Says She Used To Seek Validation From The Social Media


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Sunday, December 23, 2018

Singer Waje Says She Used To Seek Validation From The Social Media

Nigerian singer and songwriter, Aituaje Iruobe 'Waje' says she once used to rely on the social media for validation.

Telling a story of how she was trolled on social media in 2013 after a bad performance, the ‘Coco Baby’ singer said she is no longer affected by bad performances.

“I never used to think that I was good-looking, having a great body or anything like that. I needed validation so when social media came, it was a no-brainer.

Great pictures, comments; I felt like I had hit jackpot and then the bubble burst. Then I realised that some people follow you just to point out everything wrong with you,” she said in an interview with DANG Network.

“In 2013, I had four nominations at the World Music Awards and I had just released my album, I was on the top of my game.

“I was billed to perform on this faithful day and understanding that I had a great voice, I just wanted an opportunity to showcase my talent with live music and the organisers told me that there was no space for that. I was mad at my management for not sorting that out but we needed the money so I agreed. I got there and there was a band.

“I got depressed, the crowd in their thousands didn’t know that I was not in my element, I had to use a CD to perform and I didn’t like it. There was no heart, no love, just me feeling disappointed that I gave them less than they hungered for. I was trending but I was trending for all the wrong reasons.

They hated my performance, I was fat-shamed, one person even said that I looked like a DSTV remote control. I cried and felt really bad.

“I isolated myself and there was nothing anyone could do to appease me. The only person that could get through to me was Omawumi and my friend Jennifer.”

The 38-year-old singer, who just released her fourth studio album, Red Velvet, said it took a fitness coach who helped her work on her body and mind to change her mentality.

“We didn’t just work out for fitness, we worked on my mind too. Between 2013 and now, people have been asking me what diet I used to lose weight but I know that I haven’t lost much weight but something changed,” she explained.

“I allowed social media take a hold of me, I trusted it to give me something it had no ability to offer but I realised that everything I need, I already possess, I just need to channel it in the right direction. Good or bad performance, I don’t let it bother me, it doesn’t fault my confidence.”

From TheCable


  1. Nigerians get bad mouth. And they don't understand that their words can put someone into depression and death.

  2. Is not east being a public figure.just remember not everybody likes you.

  3. Nice one Waje. I plan on a social media fast for a few months next year by God's grace.

  4. Why I'm not on any SM except whatsapp and BB. My pictures on my DP is okay.
    Imagine someone we have been chatting cos I want to buy his products came to deliver in my office and told me I don't look like my DP. Cos I no dey make up to work o. Yeye ppl

    1. What if he meant you re a natural beauty?!

  5. She was really down and depressed at some point oh. Yes this was in 2013/2014. She was so depressed, she couldnt even work and so Omawumi had to step in pay her daughter's fees for a while (dont ask me how I know). Omawumi is Waje's only friend in the industry.

    1. Chikito, so what have you gained with this crap you spilled? Yeye dey smell 😏😏😏.
      You better don't carry this your ignorant attitude into 2019, mtcheeeeeeeeeeeeeeew 😏😏😏 agbaya.


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