Team No Sleep singer Sheebah Karungi aka Queen Sheebah born Samalie Njagala Karungi is a Ugandan recording artist, dancer, songwriter, actress, renown fashionista, model and a businesswoman.
Who is Sheebah Karungi? Biography Profile
Given her Karaoke background, Sheebah Karungi usually gets off the key and sound when she lands on stage and focuses on moving her body. Sheebah is a fashion role model for the youth and many models of Uganda.
Her Early Life and Education
Sheebah Karungi was born on 11 November 1989 to Edith Kabazungu aka Maama Karungi and the late Mzee Ahamada Kimali Musoke.
After completing her primary education at Kawempe Muslim Primary School, Sheebah joined Midland High School, Kawempe but she dropped out of school in senior two. In all her media interviews and public statements, Sheebah has never been enthusiastic about her father
Sheebah Karungi Music Journey
In December 2016, Sheebah Karungi had her maiden music concert named Nkwatako. It was staged at Hotel Africana and while there, Sheebah was filled with lots of excitement because of the huge turn-up.
Sheebah at this moment got emotional and broke down and called on the gathering to thank her mother. Sheebah said she hates plunging into the story of her father insisting it was very traumatizing as she recalls that part of her personal history.
Telling her untold story, Sheebah mentioned how she stared at her father’s home prompting her to flee to Kawempe to stay with her very poverty-stricken mother. At this stage, Sheebah was only 9 years old when she parted ways with her father the late Kimali Musoke.
As time went on, Sheebah also fled her mother’s home when she was in S.2. The rift that existed between Sheebah and his father explains why Sheebah never visited his father for all the months he was bedridden feeling unwell.
In 2010, Sheebah released “Kunyenyenza”, her first official single, produced by Washington and written by Cindy. After quitting Obsessions, a dance group she joined in 2006, Sheebah rose to fame upon the release of her song “Automatic”, written by Sizzaman that made a major turnaround in her sole career.
Upon the success of “Automatic” Sheebah in 2014, released her first musical project, Ice Cream, a five-track EP which contained hit Singles including Ice Cream that dominated the airwaves and Jordan and later on Twesana. Her second music project was titled Nkwatako that marked her first album title in 2016 and her second studio album in 2017.
Sheebah notes that the music industry is not easy and one has to work extremely hard to achieve their desired dreams. To upcoming artistes, Sheebah advised them to keep time, work hard on their artistic work and believe in themselves.
Sheebah Karungi songs
- Ice Cream
- Kyoyina Omanya
- John Rambo
- Mummy Yo
- Love Ya Kitundu
- Beera Nange
- Boy Fire
- Go Down Low
- Njiira Love
- Kale Maama
- Nkwatako (2016)
- Karma (2017)
Sheebah’s Acting Career
Queen Sheebah in 2016 acted in Queen of Katwe as Shakira which opened up her acting side.
- Won the Uganda Entertainment Award as the Best Female Artiste in 2015
- Won the 2015 3rd HiPipo Music Awards Best Afropop Song “Go Down Low” with Pallaso
- Won the 2015 3rd HiPipo Music Awards Best Female Artiste
- Won Zzina Awards as the Best Female Artiste
- Won the 2016 4th HiPipo Music Awards Video of The Year “Siri Zari”
- Won the 2016 Uganda Entertainment Awards, category Best Female Artiste
- Won the Zzina Awards Female Artiste of The Year, Artiste of the Year, Best Collaboration of the Year in 2017 (Sheebah and Ykee Benda)
Sheebah Karungi House in Munyonyo
Queen Sheebah Karungi entered her new house located in Munyonyo, a residential neighbourhood of Kampala on 1 July 2019.