Ugandan recording artist, dancer and actress Sheebah Karungi, has narrated her ordeal saying when she was growing up, her mother didn’t have enough money to buy them clothes among other necessities.
Every time her mother got a new gomesi, she would get a new little dress from the remaining material which she found so cool.
Reminiscing what transpired as they grew up, Sheebah said, “This is all I remember wearing after school. Recreating this moment at my home with my beautiful mama was very emotional for me thou I couldn’t show it.”
“We both not good at being sentimental she probably cried in her bed just like I did anyways, this shoot made her so uncomfortable cause she’s not into this whole camera life but I had to do it. I have always wanted to do it but I guess this was the right time.”
She applauded her mama for being brave enough to bring her to this world.
“You are my hero mama. I respect the woman you chose to be. Am so lucky I was raised by a strong woman like you. Your story turned me into a strong feminist. And it’s just the beginning am going to make you more proud mama, I promise. They will write about us one day. May god bless us with more life, health, happiness and wealth” she said.
Born and raised by a single mother in Kawempe, a division of Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. After completing her basic education at Kawempe Muslim Primary School, she dropped out of school in senior two when she was a student of Midland High School, Kawempe.
At the age of 15, she started dancing for money after she joined a dance group called Stingers before she left the group for Obsessions Music Group in 2006. At Obsessions she developed an interest in music, recording two songs before she left the group for a solo career in music.
In 2010, she released “Kunyenyenza”, her first official single, produced by Washington with writing credit from Cindy. She went on to release another song titled “Bulikyekola”, featuring vocals from KS Alpha and then “Baliwa” featuring Coco Finger.
It was until she released “Automatic”, a song written by Sizzaman, that her solo career experienced a major turnaround. Upon the success of “Automatic”, she teamed up again with Sizzaman to release “Ice Cream” to massive airplay and positive reviews before she went on to release another hit single, “Twesana”.
In 2014, she released her first musical project, Ice Cream, a five-track EP which contained hit singles including “Ice Cream” and “Jordan”. The EP was well received and helped win her Best Female Artist at the 2014 and 2015 HiPipo Music Awards.