Diana B speaks on the love-hate reactions following her rap career debut
Diana Marua, who is now popularly known to her fans as Diana B, has come out to speak on how she deals with the love-hate reactions from netizens since her debut in the Kenyan music industry.
In an interview with Willis Raburu on Citizen TV’s 10 over 10 show, Diana said that she chooses to focus on the positive and completely ignore the negative.
“I have very loyal fans. Fans who have watched me grow since I started my content creation to where I am right now doing music. They are backing me up and offering support. That is all that matters. I don’t see why I should be focusing on the haters spreading negativity, while I have people who are positively showing me love,” she said.
The 'Hatutaachana' hitmaker disclosed the reason behind her venturing into music and how she came to the idea of becoming a musician.
“I wanted to spread my wings and do something different, away from content creation. I create content that is 40-60 minutes long. I figured that I have a lot of followers who don’t have the time to watch such lengthy content. So I thought of doing music to reach those who can sustain watching a three to four minute music video that is good music,” she stated.
Speaking on how the new chapter has been so far as she stormed in full blast into the music industry, Diana shared that she was ambivalent in the beginning but went ahead and did it.
“I was both excited and at the same time anxious and nervous. It’s finally happening and it’s Diana B doing this and now the world will get to see my music. I had mixed emotions and reactions. I convinced myself that this is what I wanted to do and went ahead and did it,” she said.
The rapstress shed some light on the two music videos that she dropped within a week of venturing into the music industry.
“The song ‘Hatutaachana’ is a response to the phrase ‘Mtaachana tu’, while on the other hand, my latest one dubbed ‘One Day’ is inspired by the story of my life and what I have gone through in my journey to where I am at the moment,” she stated.
Noting from his experience that pursuing music is not easy, Willis Raburu questioned Diana on what her experience has been so far, not forgetting that she has joined at a time when conversations about the industry are fragile.
“Music is not easy just like any other content creation. You have to sit down, think about what to write in order to capture people’s attention. It has to be good music. Following the release of my two tracks so far, it has been overwhelming but I can assure you that it has been worth it,” said Diana B.
“I have already released two music videos in one week. Expect more from Diana B. I am here to stay, it is just the beginning."
Diana B went on to give worlds of appreciation to her online supporters adding that she is engulfed by the love.
“I am swamped up by the love I have received on social media. I can’t believe I am trending. ‘One Day’ is already at about half a million views on YouTube. What did I do to deserve all this? I am grateful and truly humbled,” she said.
Diana summed up an advice to young girls who look up to her, encouraging them to get out of their comfort zones.
“Go for your dreams. Don’t let anyone put you down. Don’t be put in a box and get the notion that is your comfort zone. If you put yourself in that situation, it will get to a point where you are frustrated later on in life, because you did not pursue your dreams,” she concluded.