Spice Diana
Born
Namukwaya Hajara Diana

1996 (age 24–25)[1]
Alma materMakerere University
OccupationMusician
Musical career
GenresRhythm and Blues
Years active2014–present
Associated actsKalifah Aganaga, Young Mulo, Pallaso

Namukwaya Hajara Diana aka Spice Diana is a female Ugandan musician.She started her music career early and is currently studying at Makerere University. Her first manager was Dr Fizol of Avie Records, and she was later managed by Twinkle Star under a fellow musician in 2016.[2] She has had several singles including "Anti Kale", "Bukete" and "Bimpe". Spice Diana has also collaborated with both local and international artists that include Pallaso, ,Aganaga and Jamaican Orisha Sound among others.[3]

Early life and education

Spice Diana was educated at Kibuli Demonstration School for primary education and St Peter's Senior Secondary School for her secondary education.[1] She graduated from Makerere University with a Bachelor of Industrial Arts.[4] Spice Diana is struggling to balance between music and school. This is because most of her lecture times collide with her musical performances.[5] Spice Diana was interviewed.[5]

Music career

Spice Diana started her music career in 2014 with her hit single Onsanula that later won her an award in 2015.[citation needed] Prior to the year 2014, she was being managed by Dr. Fizol of Avenue Records.[3] Spice Diana has signed record labels with Twinkle Star and Humble Management before she went solo.[5] Spice Diana has many hits including "Anti Kale", "I miss you" and "Buteke".[citation needed] In 2016, Spice Diana decided to organize awards to recognize her team. She named these awards the Team Spice Diana Awards. Only Spice Diana and upcoming artists performed at the award show.[6]

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Singles

  • Bukete
  • Bimpe
  • Anti Kale
  • Tokombako
  • I miss you
  • Gwe Nsonga
  • Tuli Kuki
  • Nyumirwa
  • Ninze
  • Ndi Mu Love
  • Acrobatics
  • Sabatula
  • Tekinanta
  • Sitoma[7][3][unreliable source?]
  • Omusheshe ft. [[Ray G]]
  • Kokonya ft. Harmonize (musician)
  • Kwata Wano
  • On You
  • Jangu Ondabe ft Rose Ree
  • Best Friend ft King Saha

Awards and nominations

She won Best Female Breakthrough Artist at the 3rd HiPipo Music Awards in 2015.[8][4] The prestigious award is based on a popularity vote from the public via Web, SMS, WhatsApp and social media voting.[9]

Incident

In 2017, Spice Diana was invited to perform at the Kampala City Festival where she was beaten up by the Uganda Police after performing one song.[10][11] The song that Spice Diana performed is called Onsanula and it has a verse which talks about the police being against the people. The lyrics may have been the cause of her beating as she stated on her Social Media Accounts.[12]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Spice Diana". Retrieved 13 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Artist Biography". Retrieved 13 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b c "Spice Diana". Retrieved 13 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b "Makerere's Spice Diana Nominated in the HiPipo Music Awards". Retrieved 13 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ a b c "Date with a celeb : Spice Diana on balancing music and school". Retrieved 14 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Spice Diana Organises Awards To Reward her Team". Retrieved 14 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Paavo, Riaz. "Even I have lines that I can't cross – Spice Diana opens up on her relationship with Manager Roger | Matooke Republic". Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Winners of the 3rd HiPipo Music Awards". HiPipo Music Awards. HiPipo. Retrieved 15 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ https://hma.hipipo.com/vote-hma6/
  10. ^ "Why Spice Diana was beaten at The Kampala City Carnival Archives". Chano8. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  11. ^ Reporter, Our. "Police 'beats' singer spice Diana, moves to arrest her | edge". Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  12. ^ "Singer Spice Diana clobbered at city carnival". Retrieved 14 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External links

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