Fast-rising Tanzanian songstress Lulu Diva has music to thank for saving her from turning to prostitution in order to make ends meet.

The ‘Alewa’ singer confessed that prostitution would have been the next step in her life after she worked as a waitress on low wages.

“I worked as a waitress in restaurant at Mlimani City before quitting due to the low wages I was receiving. Had I not tried my hand in music, I would have engaged in prostitution to make ends meet,” she told Amani newspaper.

Lulu further attributed her progress and success to perseverance during her most difficult times.

“I never give up till I achieve what I want. I also dislike freebies unlike other artistes in the game,” said the singer who is also an actress.