I used to think I wasn’t good looking- Waje
AWARD-winning Nigerian singer, Waje, recently took a trip down memory lane, sharing the touching story of how she struggled with seeking validation and how social media didn’t give her the validation she was expecting.
The ‘I wish’ crooner spoke about having a not-so-good performance one time and she began trending on social media. And in her hotel room, she read comments on social media fat-shaming her and criticizing the performance.
Waje noted that this made her angry and depressed, subsequently affecting her relationship
Waje made this known in a chat with Dang.
Hear her: “I never used to think that I was good looking. I needed validation, so when social media came, it was a no-brainer, great pictures, comments, I felt like I had hit a jackpot.
Then the bubble burst and I realise that some people follow you just to point out everything wrong with you They hated my performance, I was fat shamed. Someone actually said I looked like a DSTV remote control.
“I cried and if you passed outside my hotel room that day, you would think somebody had died. People were wondering what was going on. I screamed at everybody, yelled at my manager. My boyfriend at that time tried to persuade me. I remembered he broke up with me later because I was becoming this angry lady.
The summary of my story is I allowed social media take a hold of me. I trusted it to give me something it had no ability to offer”.