Nigerian singer, Waje recounts the creation process writing the hook to ‘One Naira’ by M.I which features her.
The hit which was released in 2010, off M.I‘s ‘MI2 The Movie’ album, had several hooks turned down by M.I, before settling for the final which went on to be on the released cut.
The inspiration for the hook would come after M.I told the songstress, “think of someone you’ll give everything up for”. For Waje that person was her Mum.
She made the revelation celebrating her mum’s birthday on her social media pages.
“The real inspiration behind one naira. After writing choruses MI wasn’t feeling, he said “ think of someone you’ll give everything up for” and I thought of this selfless woman who sacrificed everything and wrote a chorus that years after people still sing. Happy birthday mum.”