Who is Spice Diana? Flash Uganda Media looks at her biography, Education and Background, and music of Namukwaya Diana Hajara.
Spice Diana birth name Namukwaya Diana Hajara is female recording artist, fashionista and a graduate of Makerere University who broke into the industry in 2014 with her second single titled Onsanula.
Spice Diana has been under several managements including Twinkle stars of Emma Carlos, Humble management and several others but the beautiful diva is currently under manager Roger who was formerly Ziza Bafana’s manager.
Spice Diana comes from a humble background and today we have decided to take a close look at her background, education, music career and various controversies she has been involved in.
Education and Background
Namukwaya Diana alias Spice Diana was born in 1992 in Mpererwe Kampala district to a family of Nantale Beatrice who raised her as a single mother.
According to Nantale (Spice’s mum), she was forced to get married at the age of 14 years and after getting married a few months later she became pregnant later giving birth to Spice Diana.
Spice’s family shifted from Mpererwe to Kibuli because her mum had got married to a new husband who was staying in Kibuli. They later separated and spice’s mum shifted with her children to Nansana later shifting to Nakulabye were singing dream started from according to her.
Spice Diana is the firstborn with other two siblings and she says she has been a mother and father because her mother has been a single mother since she was born and raising them has not been an easy journey.
Diana was educated at Varreria primary school which is based in Kibuli Kampala district and according to Spice’s mum, she participated in most of singing, dancing, designing competitions at the school and she emerged out as the best.
Spice was only good in entertainment but was also an academic giant and her mum says that in her primary six Diana was told by the school administration to sit PLE exams for a student who was sick and was unable to do her exams.
She sat for her and the student passed with flying colours.
The following year Diana sat for her PLE exams and scored 11 aggregates. After her primary level Spice Diana joined St. Peter’s senior secondary school and Kampala Citizens School has she scored 32 aggregates in her O level.
After her secondary level Spice Diana joined Makerere University where she pursued a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Arts and Design in 2018. Spice Diana struggled to balance music and academics this is because most of the time her lectures could collide with her lectures.
Namukwaya says she didn’t expect to end up as a musician but when she joined Kampala Citizens School for her A level she developed the passion of singing since everyone was a celebrity in the school and joined a group of rappers and she was the only girl in the school group.
She was discouraged by her mum and told her to switch styles which she did and wrote her first song called Nze akwagala.
During her senior six, she connected with the Triplets and she acted as a backup artist in some of their songs because she had a sharp voice like for kids.
She later connected with artists like Maro, Geosteady who linked her with producer Fizol of Avie records who produced her first hit song titled Onsanula in 2014 who at the same time acted as her first manager. In 2015 she collaborated with Pallaso and released another club banger titled Koona still under Avie records.
After leaving Avie records Spice Diana joined the Twinkle star management of Emma Carlos who was the then manager of Khalifa Aganaga.
In between spice Diana was managed by humble management that was owned by Jones before meeting manager Roger who had separated with Ziza Bafana and Spice Diana says manager Roger has changed her musical journey and no wonder he is still her manager up to date.
In an exclusive interview with The Observer newspaper Spice says her mum learn about her musical journey when she started going to clubs and spending nights there.
She had cub programs that could run from Monday to Sunday in clubs such as wallet Pub, Silk, High Table and it should not have been a surprise why her first hit came when she was still in school.
In 2018 Spice Diana held out her first concert at FrontPage hotel which was a successful concert and in 2019 he went to Freedom City which was a bigger location and she carried out another successful concert and the location was filled.
- Zzina Awards 2018- Female Artist of the year
- Zzina Awards 2019- Female Artist of the year
- Abryanz Fashionista Awards 2018 – Best stylish Female Artist
- Abryanz Fashionista Awards 2019 – Best stylish Female Artist
- HiPipo Awards 2015 – Best Breakthrough Artist
- Africa Entertainment Awards 2019- Africa Artist of the Year
Spice Diana involves her self in various charity works which include helping the children especially the street children.
Of recent Diana reached out to the general public that was starving in the COVID – 19 pandemics and she distributed tones of food through the office of the Prime Minister.
Spice says that having come from a humble background this inspires her to help the needy because she knows what it means to be the need and nobody can provide for you.
Spice Diana Songs
- Ndi mu love-2019
- Jangu ondabe- 2019
- Anti kale-2017
- Nze nkwagala -2017
- Emmala- 2019
- Onsanula- 204
- Ekyeejo- 2018
- Kwaata wano- 2020
- Twebereremu- 2018
- Kyuma- 2018
- Tekinanta- 2017
- Sitoma- 2017
- Bagikona- 2019
- Tuli kuki -2017
- I miss you – 2017
- Best friend- Saha ft spice Diana
- Omusheshe – Spice Diana ft Ray G
- Thirty-two – Spice Diana ft Weasel
- Sente za kameza- Spice Diana ft Feffe Bussi
- Nsowera – Spice Diana ft Daddy Andre
- Koona – spice Diana ft Pallaso
In 2017 Spice Diana was invited to perform at Musisi’s Kampala City Festival and after performing she was beaten badly by Uganda Police Officers under unclear circumstances she later released a song titled Twebereremu which it was an attack on the police.
In 2018 while appearing on NTV which is under Nation Media Group, Spice made news after saying that she had scored 32 points in her A level results yet the points end at 20 as a maximum she later came out and cleared the air that she meant O level results.
She released a song titled 32 with Weasel and also opened up a recording studio called 32 records.
Since manager Roger started managing Spice Diana it has been rumoured that they are both dating but both have come always out to refute these reports. It was also rumoured that she was once in a relationship with fellow artist Pallaso after they both collaborated in a song titled Koona.