Tanzanian heavy-hitter Diamond Platnumz on Tuesday brought out Hawa, with whom he collaborated in 2013 for the smash hit ‘Nitarejea’, on stage during the Wasafi Festival, Dodoma edition.
Hawa – dressed in a long fancy white and pink dress and a long curly maroon wig – made her first public appearance in a long time and together with Diamond rocked the crowd as they delivered a heartwarming performance of the 2013 song to their fans.
The songstress, after their performance, thanked the WCB Wasafi Founder for supporting her through her illness saying “without him I wouldn’t be here; without him, I wouldn’t even be able to hear my own voice right now.”
Hawa, who in 2017 admitted to alcohol addiction, had been ailing for years until last year when Diamond Platnumz stepped in and offered to sponsor her treatment and recovery expenses in India.
During the treatment, Hawa was diagnosed with a heart problem, but underwent and successful surgery before being flown back to Tanzania.
She has also made a comeback to the music scene, opening up her new YouTube channel under the name ‘Hawa Ntarejea’ and releasing a new song: “Kucheka.”