New Vision (Kampala)

Uganda: I Sang to Win Back His Love

Hajati Madina is a local musician popularly known for her hit Bibuuza. She had a chat with Carol Kasujja about relationships

Asalaam alaikum Hajjat Madina

I am not a Hajjat because I have never gone to Mecca. People just refer to me as Hajjati because of the way I dress and the Muslim name. Since childhood, I have been praying to Allah to grant me the opportunity to go to Mecca.

What inspired you to sing Bibuuza?

It is what I was going through at that time. My husband had left me and I thought by composing a song, I could win back his love. Mine was a very painful experience because everything at home was yearning for him; the pillows, buckets, saucepans. Besides, they are so many women in this world who are dumped every day by their lovers and no one gets to know the pain they go through. It is a painful experience.

After the song, did he come back?

Hehehe! I don't want to say yes because he has not yet married me. Anything can happen again. But right now I am not searching. I am in a new relationship.

Who is your ideal man?

I want a Muslim man, caring, family person, someone who financially supports my music. And that man has to be loaded.

As a celebrity, would you kneel for your man in public?

What is wrong with kneeling? A man is a man and most of them love to be knelt for; as a woman, you have to kneel down for him to show respect and love. When you kneel down for him, he performs faster and also treats you well when he knows that you are loyal to him. So if a man sends you for airtime, you have to kneel when you are giving it to him.

G-strings or mothers union?

Oh my God! I do not like those bu G-strings. Those things are for irresponsible girls. I can't even imagine myself in one. I am sure I would not walk properly. I go for mothers unions because I am a grown woman. I need panties that make me feel fresh and clean.

There is a rumour that you stole Bibuuza from a friend, confirm.

I did not want to talk about that lady but since you have asked me, I have no choice. Bibuuza is my song. I am the one who composed it. That lady claiming it used to back me at church. She cannot even sing. She picked my demo from the studio and supplied it to different radio stations. I swear to Allah that is my song.

Of late you have been a regular at Pastor Iga's church, did you give your life to Jesus Christ?

I know I have created an impression that I am now a Christian especially through my music, but I am still a staunch Muslim. I am a Muslim who enjoys going to church. I respect my religion so much that when some people raised dust over my beliefs, I went back to the mosque for cleansing.

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