Waje, a Nigerian songstress, has set social media abuzz after she shared a photo of herself with Ric Hassani, an indigenous reggae musician.


The 40-year-old singer, whose real name is Aituaje Iruobe, took to her Instagram page on Tuesday to share the photo wherein she could be seen spending time with the 32-year-old musician.

In the picture, Waje is seen romantically pinching Hassani’s nose while sitting on a couch as he rested on her lap.

She didn’t reveal if her new-found relationship with Hassani was for a forthcoming music project or something that would lead to the altar.


The picture has since sparked relationship rumours as a plethora of prominent celebrities took to the comment section to tease Waje about an impending wedding.

Toke Makinwa wrote: “Congratulations my friend, finally we can share the good news”, while Annie Idibia said: “Yayyyyy!! I am breaking dancing here ooo.”

Omawunmi asked if she could “dance with my fowl to the altar?”, while Mercy Johnson said: “Bridal train loading congratulations awesome Waje.”


Some fans also took to Twitter to air mixed opinions on what the photo could have meant.

“On top of this Waje and Ric Hassani matter, I can’t wait to listen to their new song,” a Twitter user wrote.

Another user commented: “I don’t think Waje and Ric Hassani are dating, that “It’s time” caption with their picture together can be a song title and for publicity, which is working perfectly.”

See other tweets from her fans below:


In 2019, Waje had an interview with TheCable Lifestyle talked about her initial move to quit music.

“The bottom line was that I was disconnected from my fans. They didn’t know what I was doing,” she had said.

“In the industry, there are procedure chains. There’s the video making; the PR; the marketing. From the production of the song to the point where it gets to the listeners, there are different people in positions to make things happen.

“But sometimes, in the struggle to stay relevant and keep your name afloat, you just release without proper planning. There’s pressure in the industry and all these were the things I was going through at the time.

“I thought, perhaps, I should leave the industry while the applause is still loud. It was a scary time and I didn’t want to be known as a failed artiste. Fans simply didn’t know what I was doing and that is what we’re trying to repair.”

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