Why I got banned from singing in my church choir – Singer, WAJE recounts!
Popular Afropop singer, songwriter and performer, Aituaje Iruobe said she got banned from singing in her church choir while growing up because she got pregnant weeks before her WAEC exams commenced.
She said she really fell in love with the father of her daughter then and she thought the only way she could show love to then was having sex with him.
She made this public in an Instagram live chat with gospel rapper, Bouqui
“I got into a relationship in SS3 and the relationship went from ‘puppy love’ to sexual. At that time, I felt I loved him and that (sex) was the only way I could express my love. At that time, I saw a fine boy who liked me, though we quarrelled on several occasions. I didn’t understand the responsibility that came with making decisions like that.”
I got pregnant and I remembered one afternoon, I was in the bathroom when someone came to my house and told me my pastor wanted to see me. I knew that day, there were two things that would happen? either I died or I died. Everything in me got drained.”
“Anyway, I went to see the pastor. He was in a conference room with other pastors and he said to me, “If you lie, you will die because you are standing in front of God, Holy Spirit and me.’
“He asked me, ‘Are you pregnant?’ and I said, ‘Yes’. He was so disappointed. He told me he wanted to see me in church every Wednesday and Sunday but I would no longer sing in the choir.”
WAJE said she didn’t tell her mother about the pregnancy until five months after. She said she told her after morning prayers one fateful day.
“I wrote the WASSCE while pregnant and nobody knew, not even my mother. I told her about my pregnancy after five months.
After one morning devotion, I told her I had something to tell her. I told her I was pregnant and wasn’t planning on aborting it.”
“At that point, she already knew who was responsible because he used to come to our house. After telling her, she told me to go back to bed. However, I knew something in her broke because she didn’t go back to sleep.”
In March 2019, WAJE revealed her intention to bid farewell to her music career because of lack of support. Although she and Afropop singer Omawummi did the soundtrack for a movie titled ” She Is” a month later.