The current holder of the VGMA Artiste of the Year award plaque, Diana Hamilton has revealed what inspired her award-winning song, ‘Adom’ which swept three other awards on the night of the 21st Ghana Music Awards.
Speaking in an interview with Peace FM’s Kwame Sefa Kayi on Thursday morning, the ‘Mo Ne Yo’ hitmaker mentioned that her sister’s last pregnancy is what led to compose the song.
According to her narration, as monitored by GhBase, her sister nearly lost her last child after her water broke 20 weeks into her pregnancy but her trust in God delivered her and the baby with no complications as the doctors predicted.
“I have a little sibling who looks exactly like me,” she started narrating. “She got pregnant and was expecting a female child because she already has two male children. She has experienced several miscarriages so she hides her pregnancy from everyone, including myself.”
“Twenty weeks into her pregnancy, her water broke. She was told that her unborn child should be removed because it ‘won’t work.’ She said she will believe in God that it will work. The baby was left in the ‘waterless womb’ for eight extra weeks. That makes it 28 weeks.”
“When she delivered, the doctor said the baby would be blind, deaf, mute and everything that could possibly go wrong. As I speak, the child is about four years. She’s beautiful, smart and has no problems.”
“At her naming ceremony, my sister told me that when she looks into her shell [mirror], she doesn’t look like what she is going through. So, I started writing the songs and she gave me a couple of lyrics and the rest is history,” she added.
On winning the “Artiste of the Year”, she said she is happy but it has added more responsibilities to her work as a musician.
“I feel enthusiastic to win the Artiste of the Year, but it has also added a responsibility. I will go to wherever I got this win from again to keep on delivering, dishing out great songs and keep on aiming for excellence,” she concluded.