Sheebah Karungi

Born November 11, 1989, Sheebah Karungi is a Ugandan female artiste who rose to fame in 2014 with her song Ice Cream. She sings in Team No Sleep group, a music group that is managed by Jeff Kiwa. She started singing in Obsessions in 2006 before she left in 2009 for a solo career. She was female artist of the year 2 consecutive times in Hipipo Music Awards, 2015 and 2016, Zzina Awards Female Artist of the year 2016, Uganda Entertainment Awards Female Artist of the Year 2015 and 2016 and MTV Africa Music Awards best Video nominee 2016.

Early Life.

Sheebah Karungi was born and raised in Kawempe to a single mother. She joined Kawempe Muslim primary school for Primary education and later joined Midland High School where she dropped out of school in S.2.

Music Career

She joined music at a tender age in 2005 when she was 15 years. She joined a dance group called Stingers where she left for Obsessions 2006. While in Obsessions, she started singing they produced various songs including Shake Booty featuring Bebe Cool and in 2009, she quit the group for a solo career.

Much as she produced various songs in her solo career, the song that gained her popularity was Baliwa where she featured a then established musician Coco Finger. Her great success came in 2014 after producing her Ice Cream song.

Her Ice Cream Ep (Mini Album) which had 5 songs including Ice Cream,Twesana, Jordan which were wonder hits in the country and she managed to win the Hipipo Music Awards Best Female Artist 2015.

In 2014, Sheebah Karungi collaborated with her fellow Team No Sleep singer Pallaso, they released two songs Mundongo and Go down Low, and the latter won Hipipo Best Afrop Song 2015. In 2015, Sheebah released more good songs including Siri Zari, Otubatisa with Irene Ntale, Ndiwanjawulo, which earned her a nomination in Nigerian Entertainment Awards Best Female African act.

In 2016 was the second most successful year of Sheebah Karungi after 2014. She produced various singles and collabos that topped the charts, which included Waddawa with Chozen, Nkwatako, Good Bye, Kisasi Kimu that got an MTV Award nomination, Farmer ft Ykee Benda and may others. She managed to win Zzina Female Artist of the Year, Hipipo Female Artist of the year for the second successive time, Uganda Entertainment Awards Female Artist of the Year for the second time a row, got nominated in MAMA Awards the Continent’s biggest awards.

In 2016, Sheebah organized her first Maiden Concert that is to take place at Hotel Africana “Nkwatako Launch”.

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