Multiple award-winning gospel artiste and nurse Diana Hamilton has revealed she makes £26,000 annually from her career as a health professional in the UK but will always put her music before her role as nurse.
The Yehowah Behwe hit maker, speaking in an interview on Ayekoo Ayekoo, Accra100.5FM’s mid-morning show hosted by Nana Romeo, said: “If you put my two professions – nursing and music – on the table, I will always choose music over nursing on any day and any time.
“When I was very young and about to write my exams at junior secondary school, my parents told me that I had a divine gift which was my voice, but that the music could wait and that my age and education could not and so I should finish with my education then I could pursue my career in music.
“My parents didn’t want to see me go hungry in the likelihood that I was not invited to perform at events or was unable to sell my music and so asked that I pursue nursing, as that will put food on my table every day while I practise my music on the sides.
“Now, as we speak, I make £26,000 a year as a nurse, but I cannot quantify how much I make in music. However, I can tell you that by the grace of God my music is not doing badly, I do not borrow money to pursue my music career.”
Diana Hamilton, born Diana Antwi Boasiako, who is now based in the United Kingdom, started her musical career at the age of 13 as a backing vocalist for celebrated gospel artiste Francis Agyei.