Hazel Taraji is a Ugandan musician whose work is deeply influenced by her homeland’s rich cultural heritage. Her passion for music was ignited early on by her late mother, a music teacher, and further fueled by a diverse range of idols including James Reid, Khalid, Tiwa Savage, and Justin Bieber. Hazel’s music is a unique blend of Afro pop and R&B, aiming to connect with listeners on an emotional level.
Her most important song, “WHAT I LIKE,” serves as a mantra for self-acceptance and individuality. It encourages listeners to embrace their unique tastes and desires, and to live life unapologetically. Hazel believes her music offers a unique blend of genres and emotional resonance, making it relatable to a wide audience.
Looking ahead, Hazel has several projects in the pipeline, including new singles, collaborations, and an EP. She aims to reach a global audience and make a significant impact in the music industry. In five years, she envisions herself touring internationally and spreading messages of love, unity, and self-acceptance.
A funny episode in her career occurred during her first performance at a Freshers Ball, where a combination of stage fright and technical difficulties led to a frantic search for a flash drive containing her backing track. Despite the chaos, she managed to perform, making it a memorable and amusing moment in her journey as an artist.