Did you know that before she became the chart-topping sensation Spice Diana, she was known as Spice G, an aspiring rapper with big dreams? In this captivating journey through her early musical endeavors, the Ugandan singer shares her evolution from freestyling with friends to becoming a prominent figure in the music industry.
Spice Diana’s love for music blossomed during her challenging childhood, finding solace in beats and rhymes introduced to her by schoolmates. Evenings spent near a local church with friends were less about religion and more about the camaraderie that fueled their musical passions.
Fueling her confidence through impromptu freestyle sessions with her peer group, Spice Diana took a bold step by entering the NTV Hotsteps competition. Initially showcasing her dance skills, she soon impressed with her determination and talent, paving the way for her remarkable musical journey.
The transition from Spice G to Spice Diana wasn’t without its challenges. Her mother, a fan of artists like Irene Ntale, Fille, and Rema Namakula, encouraged her to embrace a different musical style. This marked the birth of the Spice Diana we recognize today.
Connecting with the Triplets Ghetto Kids and their manager Dauda Kavuma proved pivotal. Advised to write a love song, Spice Diana birthed her first studio track, “Nze Akwagala.” Despite financial constraints preventing her from promoting it widely, the song laid the foundation for her future success.
The turning point came in S.6 with the release of her hit single, “Onsanula.” This marked a significant shift in her career, with the song receiving massive airplay. Spice Diana vividly recalls the joy of earning Ugx150,000 for her first major performance, a gig arranged by Emma Carlos. This success propelled her through Makerere University, where she paid her tuition and graduated.
Spice Diana’s journey from Spice G to a renowned artist showcases not only her talent but also her resilience and determination to overcome obstacles. Her story is a testament to the transformative power of music and the pursuit of one’s dreams against all odds.