Sensational Nigerian singer, Aituaje Ebele Iruobe, popularly known as Waje, has revealed how her daughter made her stop taking alcohol.
Naija News reports that the Delta State-born singer, in a recent interview with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on Rubbin Minds revealed that she was ashamed of herself when her daughter met her drunk.
She said, “The one time my daughter saw me drunk was the reason I had to check myself. It was not a great sight and that was in 2013.
I got home after an event. You know when you go to an event and you take one glass of champagne here and there.
“I got home and I was drunk. Guess who opened the door for me? It was my daughter. That is not something any parent should do. When your child is living with you, there are some things you should not do”, she said.
Waje further stated that parenting did affect not only her personal life but also her brand. The singer cum actress said that her role as a mother made her reject some business offers, and she never allowed anyone she was romantically entangled with visit her at home.
The singer said, “I give a shoutout to my mother because when I had Emerald, she did not stay with me till she was 13. My mother really helped me with the foundation and that is me being honest. With parenting, there is never really a handbook that would tell you how you should be. You just know that some of the experiences you have had will definitely make you make the right foundations with your child when it comes to characters, principles, and how they live.
“It is not a job; so when you ask me that, ‘Waje how do you do it?’, I just do it.’ It is not a job. Music is what I do; acting is what I do, but a parent is who I am. I just do it. I do not know how I do it, but I just have to.
“Support system is very important, but you just embody the role when it comes. Not everybody does that, but you just have to. Looking at her now, she is in her final year and I am just like, ‘wow!’