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I don’t like being addressed as an ‘underrated artiste’ – Waje laments

Popular Nigerian musician, Aituaje Iruobe better known as Waje has revealed that she dislikes being labeled an “underrated artiste.”

Often times whenever fans try to promote her on social media, they end up talking about how Waje is underrated despite her talent and contribution to the music industry.

Dismissing the perception, the songstress she wishes not to be addressed in such manner because “underrated” is not a good compliment as many assumed it to be.

The ‘I Wish’ crooner spoke in the latest episode of the Secrets Behind the Scenes podcast, where she also noted that words have power.

Waje said; “I do not like being addressed as an underrated artiste. Words have power. Some people might celebrate it [being called underrated] and make it like, ‘People see who I am and that’s why they said so.’ Your perception of success is between you and your mind.”

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Nigerian singer and rapper, Raoul John Njeng-Njeng, better known as Skales, has claimed that he is underrated in the music industry despite being “the greatest artiste.”

The 32-year-old artiste stated this during a chat on Hip TV programme, Trending, hosted by reality star, KimOprah.

Skales said fans aren’t giving him enough credit and talked about on how he was battling with low self-esteem during the early years of his career.

The ‘As I Wake Up’ crooner also argued that he is among the set of Nigerian acts that took Afrobeats to an international level.

His statement was a mixture of lamentation and self appraisal as he believes that he is the rave of the moment who is not appreciated enough for his craft.

He said: “I just rediscovered myself from 2020. I’ve been dealing with a lot of low self-esteem. Even while I have all the big songs in the world, I still doubt myself. But now, I’m more confident.

“I believe I’m among the set that started taking afrobeats to the world. I was honoured and opportune to be part of it. I tell myself I’m the greatest artist out there. This is no disrespect to anybody. It’s just my opinion of myself. I believe that I’m the rave of the moment because where I’m right now musically is inspiring.”

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