- Popular Tanzanian singer who featured in Diamond's hit song Nitarejea has admitted to be an alcoholic battling with addiction
- The singer, Hawa, has been battling with alcohol and tobacco addiction and is slowly wasting away
The once hit maker is now a shell of her former self, and is now single after her husband left her mour months into marriage.
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The two tied the knot two years ago, but her husband walked away only four months into the marriage without a word.
" Since leaving me behind, I have never seen him! My husband's absence made depression creep up, pushing me into consuming more and more alcohol; smoking more tobacco sticks, I was waiting on him to return. I had no money to buy expensive alcohol. I therefore, resorted to cheap liquor," she said.
She revealed the painful during an interview with Global publishers and pleaded for rehabilitation.
"Throughout the stages of depression that i have gone through, I have lost some acumen in music. But I hope after treatment, I would reclaim my position in the music industry," she added.
Hawa's case is similar to Tanzania's songstress Ray C who has suffered a series of lapses with drug addiction, but has since been rehabilitated.