Songstress Hajarah Namukwaya joined the list of record makers among Ugandan entertainers after becoming just the fifth person to appear on the iconic New York Times Square Billboard.
The Body singer while appearing on Sanyuka TV in an exclusive interview said that this milestone was well deserved after numerous years of hardwork.
Therefore this was inevitable for her although the timing is what surprised her because she didn’t expect it this soon.
Further, Spice Diana brushed aside rumors of having paid to appear on the Billboard. She said that its a huge amount of money which she can’t afford and neither does she think any African artists who have appeared on it have paid. Its just their hardwork paying off.
“I’m so glad and happy after I woke up to news of me appearing on the Times Square Billboard. It has always been a dream of mine and every other artiste out there. I knew it would happen but I didn’t expect it so soon.
I have been working on a number of projects featuring several artists and its a joy that its now paying off. I didn’t pay to appear there and neither do I think there is an African artist who pays to appear on that Billboard because it’s very expensive,” she said.
This achievement made her the fifth Ugandan to appear on the famous Billboard. DJ Herbert Skillz was the first Ugandan to appear on it.
Then Eddy Kenzo and Bobi Wine did followed by Swangz Avenue singer Azawi.
For Bobi Wine, it was due to his political course and not his music whereas the other four it was basically their music that earned them the recognition.