When Spice Diana began her
career, she went by the rap moniker "Spice G"? She discusses her
early experiences in music, how she joined the Ghetto Kids, her first studio
session, and the memorable first performance that brought in Shs5,000.
With the help of several
classmates who taught her beatboxing, Spice Diana found love and solace in
music despite her difficult upbringing, which inspired her to pursue music
Spice Diana and her pals used
to spend the evenings after school at a nearby church. It was just a group of
pals who got along well, she recalls, and it was never about religion.
She developed her confidence
greatly by registering to compete in the NTV Hotsteps competition, which she
mustered the bravery to do through these peer group freestyle sessions.
It had little to do with
religion. As teenagers, we cherished spending time in the church with our
peers. There, we would simply have a nicer atmosphere and practice beatboxing.
Well, I started off doing hip-hop.
We used to rap and perform
freestyle, and I signed up to compete when the Hotsteps competition arrived to
Nakulabye. Hip-hop wasn't really my mother's thing. She thought it was
something unattractive females did. So, at my HotSteps audition, I decided to perform
a Celine Dion song. I could not get my voice right.
Then Spice Diana insisted on
telling them that she could dance as well, and that it was how she moved
through the competition's various stages.