Sonorous singer, Aituaje Iruobe, aka Waje, has embarked on a gender equality and opportunity campaign, which kicked off with the release of new pictures and scholarship fund for five young Nigerian girls.
The campaign, tagged: #AfricanWoman, is geared towards enlightenment for the female gender.
The singer, who is a United Nations/ONE and Purple ambassador, aims to empower African girls and women through her foundation, the www.waje.global.
According to the single mother of one: “The most important and often misunderstood concept in the narratives for gender equality is opportunity.
“One of our key goals for this project is to create awareness about the need to guarantee the same opportunities for education and life choices for the African girl or woman.
“To make gender equality a reality in Africa, we must educate and empower women.
“I believe that the only way to do this is by being an example and a voice for our women who do not have the opportunity to speak for themselves.
“We must enlighten them.
“We must let them know that they can be the driving force of African growth.
“Through www.waje.safehouse.org, we will be touring the continent and kicking off a scholarship fund for five bright young women who are unable to fund their tertiary education.”
Waje also revealed that there have been support from other African countries.
She said: “Mad support from Ghana!!!
“God Bless you guys!
“Support the campaign to empower African women.
“Support the campaign to shine the spotlight on the problems confronting Africa women.
“@officialwaje is embarking on a unique campaign to empower young African women.
“Join her now, let your voice be heard if you are concerned about the plight of young African women follow the hashtag #AfricanWomanWithWaje.”
Waje hit the spotlight with P-Square’s 2008 hit track. “Do Me”, and has since then remained a voice to reckon with on the Nigerian music scene.