Anita Mwase aka Nancy Voyce Nancy would be in an office thanks to her Bachelor in Business Administration but she moves from district to district performing gigs and entertaining revelers.
“My mother single-handedly educated me from nursery to university and I rewarded her by bringing home a Bachelors in Business Administration,” Nancy said.
Born to Cyrus Mwase and Toepista Narwoga, Nancy spent most of her formative years in Mbikko, Njeru Municipality in Buikwe district.
“I love ladies because I grew up with a single mother who never failed to take care of me. She was a banker with Bank of Africa but despite her busy schedule, she made sure she provided everything a girl child needs,” Nancy said.
She says she has a soft spot for single mothers because she knows what it feels to single-handedly raise a child.
“Passion drove me into the music industry and talent just came in to complete the cycle,” Nancy said.
Nancy started her music journey when she joined the”Akapella” music talent search auditions organised by Baba FM in 2015.
She says she did not win the auditions but emerged among the best five and that this placed her on a music pedestal and endeared her to fans.
” After the auditions, one of the host of the auditions commonly referred to as Alfa Times advised me to focus on music and he even gave me a collaboration in the song titled ‘Akatabo’ in 2016 which pushed me to a level I didn’t imagine,” Nancy said.
She says ‘Akatabo’ not only introduced her to the music industry but also enable her meet her music idols like Via Kalikwani, Jobless, Fodaman as well as Timothy Waweyo (Manager Timo), the CEO Ekitone management where she currently works.
“Manager Timo found me at Ivo’s recording studio and when he listened to my music, he requested to sign me under his management which I accepted and signed a contract with Ekitone Management where i am todate,” Nancy said.
Nancy has several songs to her name, including Bitaku eno and mpamba which have catapulted her into one of the most sought after female artistes in Busoga sub-region.
Due to her melodic voice and rare talent, she has featured in several talent search auditions, including Yolesa Ekitone organised by Mzee Alex Mukulu and BBS television.
“Music is not easy and becoming a star takes time and sacrifice. You have to withstand insults and all forms of criticism,” Nancy said.
She decried the dismal support people from sub-region accord musicians from the area.
“There’s no way you can make good quality music without money and there is no way you can get the money without the home base support,” she said.
Nancy urged fellow artistes to unite under one umbrella and push for the development of the music industry in the region.
“Perhaps this is the only way we can use to win the home support which is vital for the success of the music industry,” she said.
Nancy says the music industry has given her a lot, including a plot of land, a fashions shop and she has also been able to do charity work in the region.
She advises fellow artistes to consider other businesses outside music.
“They should not just focus on music but also think about other side businesses like me I do some craft work and baking cakes. To the girl child, please read books and don’t be tempted by men. This world will not spare you when you are not educated,” Nancy said.