When I got pregnant, I thought that Brass for Africa was going to leave me out of the program. But to my surprise, they did not. They instead kept on welcoming me and, when I gave birth, they were happy to see my child and encouraged me to not give up.
Having a child did not stop me from playing music. I come to practice with my son, and we enjoy ourselves together.
I take this opportunity to thank the Brass for Africa team for what they have taught me as a girl child, and I thank Kawempe Youth Centre for giving me the opportunity to be part of the programme.
I also thank my bandmates for supporting me whenever I needed help. I promise I will not give up; I will continue doing what I do because I love music. If it was not for my passion for music, I would not have been in the band now.
HAJARAH ALSO SHARED HER DREAM AND MESSAGE TO ALL THE GIRLS WHO THINK THAT GIVING BIRTH IS THE END OF EVERYTHING, AND TO THOSE WHO THINK THAT THEY CANNOT PLAY THE DRUMS.