Raised in Kyaliwajjala, Namugongo, Carol Nantongo started singing at church and school. She went to Sunset Primary School in Kireka, Kireka Grammar Primary School and completed her O-Level from Kira Secondary School.
After S.4, due to financial challenges, her mother told her to study hairdressing. While pursuing hairdressing, an associate encouraged her to register for Coca-Cola Related Next, the singing competition.
Though she didn’t win, a lady identified her and connected her to Golden Band.
At Golden Band, she impressed Catherine Kusasira; then she was introduced to KT Events who introduced her to Judas, her songwriter and manager. KT Events, real name Haji Musa Kavuma, manages Golden Band.
The first song he wrote for her was Nsinka. KT bankrolled the production. Ontuka, her 2016 collaboration with Dr Hilderman, ushered her into prominence.