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Such a Spicy show from Diana

Photo by Michael Kakumirizi

After quite a successful 2019, it was perfect timing for Spice Diana to stage her second concert since joining the industry. The turn up was overwhelming and record breaker for Freedom City in the history of concerts held there.

Her rise to fame might have come after the ‘32’ scandal but Spice Diana chose to make lemonade out of the lemons the world threw at her then.

Last Friday, the singer, real name Diana Namukwaya, held her second concert and it was perfect timing after Sqoop magazine named her most outstanding female artiste last year.

It was the first time in the history of Freedom City that a female artiste filled the venue beyond capacity, falling in the footsteps of Mun*G, King Saha and John Blaq.

By 3pm, there was an unbelievable queue outside the hall and an hour later, photos of the hall filled to capacity were already circulating on social media. It was a first! This apparently forced the organisers to start the show earlier than planned.

Spice Diana on stage with Daddy Andre. Photo by Michael Kakumirizi

By 8pm, security was overwhelmed by the numbers as they started to cause commotion. About eight revellers were reportedly fainted.

Fenon Records, who were in charge of the event, once again outdid themselves on stage presentation, sound and lighting. They created a stage, giving Freedom City a different feel from the usual and used the permanent stage as the VVIP section.

Spice Diana could not hold back her excitement as she thanked the fans for turning up in great numbers before kicking off her performance with Onsanula, a song that introduced her to the industry.

There were several artistes that turned up to support her, although most big names missed in action. Eddy Kenzo, in an interview later that night, said he was caught up in traffic and reached the venue late while Chameleone said he had committed to perfom at another show with John Blaq in West Nile. Weasel, Fik Fameica, Winnie Nwagi, Gravity Omutujju, Suspect Leizor, Mikie Wine, Levixone and Big Eye were among those that performed.

There was a stampede when Big Eye stepped on stage where he was pelted with bottles, which forced security to whisk him away.

logwal@ug.nationmedia.com

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