Sabina still lives in Stockholm and thinks her family and friends have helped her stay true to herself. Her mother left the family when she was only eight years old, but Sabina’s managed to keep what happened separate from her singing and career.
“I’m proud that I didn’t let her absence define me”, she says. “I have allowed myself to focus on singing and I have never been afraid to fail.”
Still, going down the record label route wasn’t always the evident choice for her.
“I was in a meeting one day, and I was really sceptical”, the singer remembers. “Record label? How does that work? Some people told me not to sign and said: ‘You’ll sell your soul.’ But [in the end] I laughed at them, there’s no escaping the record labels. So I signed and now I’m here.”
Sabina Ddumba’s album Homeward Bound will be released in a couple of days. In the meantime, watch the world premiere of the music video for Time, exclusively here on H&M Magazine.