Nigerian singer, Waje has talked about her song “Bills Bills” and about men using her for money.
Recall that the lyrics of the song talked about a woman who spends on her men.
Due to that, her man got used to the treatment and refused to reciprocate.
“I cannot deny the fact baby / Say you fine die baby / But I’m sorry to disappoint you / No be fine girl I go chop baby
Since we met / Na me don dey sort the bills bills when you request / Kiakia I don send you the alert
Wasn’t complaining cos you were taking care of some family issues / But it’s a lie / You’re getting used to this oh baby / You need to man up / You’re getting used to this
I for like u make u spoil me in return / I for like u make you take me places / The way I do you / You’re getting used to this oh baby”
Speaking in a recent interview with The Guardian, Waje opened up about the story behind the song.
“Bills Bills is about a woman who keeps spending on her guy, but he never really does the same. There is nothing wrong with a woman coming through for a man she actually loves if she’s financially loaded, but there is also a thin line between taking that for granted.
Like crossing those boundaries and being like, ‘oh what, it just seems like she had to give and he demanded it all the time and vice versa, even with women demanding all the time.’ The song is for everyone because if your loved one is not there, your lover or your boyfriend or whatever, your girlfriend and if they are not there, you will still take care of yourself.
Even in marriages, I believe that people should help each other; it shouldn’t always be a one-way street, because you are meant to build together.
So, that’s what Bills Bills is about. It was just a woman saying, ‘Hmmm, you are getting used to this my, every time alert, do you get.’
Now, has that ever happened to me? I have had instances where I have gone on dates and we were not really dating. We were just having a conversation to see if we could get into a relationship, you know. And then, next thing a proposal lands on my lap and it’s not even a proposal that is going to benefit like a co-investor, do you understand. It was more like loan me this money, I will give you back and it’s not like you and I are… so, you see where I drew the experience from.”