Diana Nabatanzi is a Ugandan actress, media personality, entrepreneur and a philanthropist. She is one of the most selling actresses in the country having starred in more than 20 Ugandan movies.
She was born on May 2nd to Mr. Fred Magala and Mrs. Rosemary Nanteza in Kampala the largest and capital city of Uganda.
Nabatanzi is the 2nd born in a family of 5 children.
Education Background of Diana Nabatanzi
Nabatanzi attended St. Elizabeth Primary School located in Namasuba, Kampala for her primary education.
She later went to St Mary’s Secondary School, Nsumba located in Nsumba, Kamengo, Mpigi District where she attained her O Level Certificate.
She attended went St. Joseph Centenary School in Ndeeba a surbub of Kampala for her A Level certificate which she attained in 2009.
Nabatanzi attended Kampala University where she graduated with a diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication in 2012. She further pursed a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at Ndejje University.
Diana Nabatanzi Career
Diana Nabatanzi has been one of the most outstanding entertainment figures in the country. She is an actress, a TV Host, a socialite and a talent search judge.
Diana Nabatanzi acting career began when she was young. In school, she used to act in stage plays. She was also a member of the Music Dance and Drama. Her interest in acting and media was heaped on by her dad who used to buy them wireless headphones for them to imitate radio presenters.
While in S.6, Diana Nabatanzi started commercial movie acting and joined Aromantic Productions where she featured in various movies including Sikola, Bwebatyo, call 112, house arrest, abakyala bazira, the maker. Nabatanzi also appeared in the 2017 horror movie Bunjako.
She gained nationwide fame when she featured in Bukedde’s Television show in 2017 titled Nawolovu produced by Aromantic Films where she was one of the leading stars.
After the end of Nawolovu, Bukedde TV started another Television series produced by Aromantic Films titled Entunuusi where Nabatanzi also features.
She also featured in ‘Mistakes Girls Do’ a TV series that appeared on DSTV’s Pearl Magic produced by Richard Mulindwa of Limit Productions.
In her acting career, she has appeared in more than 20 Ugandan movies and is one Uganda’s most selling actresses of all time.
Diana Nabatanzi is a qualified journalist. While pursing her Journalism course, she did her internship from Prime Radio.
She later went on Uganda Broadcasting Corporation and its sister station XFM where she worked for 2 years.
She also presented for two years on Pearl FM.
Nabatanzi joined BBS Terefayina, the Buganda owned Television where she was given two programs Wangula and a Wedding show known as Yewange airing every Sunday on 4:00PM. She currently has a show on the same TV Station known as Kiri Kitya.
In 2021, she signed a contract Kunta Productions a Judge in the Yolesa Ekitone Talent Show which aired on BBS Television.
Personal Life, Relations and Husband of Diana Nabatanzi
Nabatanzi is a secretive celebrity who keeps most of information about her secret including people she is dating.
She entered into a relationship with Masaka based Tycoon and events promoter Emmanuel Lwasa, however the relationship didn’t last.
She is a strong believer in the institution of marriage but is said to have little trust for men.
“Marriage is a hard thing to fully understand, but I believe it boils down to personal decisions and compromises. It becomes easier when one gets a good friend as a partner because it is one of the best ways of overcoming any challenges,” she said during an interview with Observer News Paper.
In June 2021, traditional introduction ceremony photos appeared online claiming she had introduced a lover. It would however be revealed that photos belonged to her and her boss Ahmed Lubowa as the two were shooting a new movie that had a traditional introduction (Okwanjula) scene.
She was rumored to be having two children that she had kept out of public eye, however, she came out to clear the air about the allegations in a Facebook post.
“Am blessed with everything I need and I have worked for it since way back. I can never hide kids if I have any. I believe kids are a blessing and a blessing should be used to bless others,”
Investments, Source of Income, Net Worth & Philanthropy of Diana Nabatanzi.
Nabatanzi’s main source of income is the movies she acts in. They do not only earn money from box office but all via TV Productions and sell of DVDs and rentable CDS. Alongside Florence Nampijja and Lubowa Ahmed, she is one of the three lead actors in Aromantic Entertainment.
Nabatanzi runs a foundation named Tanzi Foundation which helps in sourcing for donations for disadvantaged and vulnerable children in Uganda. The foundation provides members with Primary Health Care, Reproductive Health Care and Educational needs.