Sheebah Karungi (born November 11, 1989) is a Ugandan recording artist, dancer and actress who debuted her acting career in Queen of Katwe as Shakira . After quitting Obsessions, a dance group she joined in 2006, she rose to recognition upon the release of her hit single “Ice Cream”.
In 2014, she released her debut project Ice Cream , a five-track EP which did well commercially and led her to win back-to-back
HiPipo Music Awards Best Female Artist in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. She also won the Artist of the Year award twice, in 2017 and 2018, at the HiPipo Music Awards.
Life and career
Sheebah Karungi was 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 .
Her second project was titled Nkwatako .
2016 Queen Of Katwe Shakira Alongside Lupita Nyong’o , David Oyelowo and Madina Nalwanga
Awards and nominations
Year Award ceremony Prize Recipient/nominated work
The Uganda Music Awards Female Artist of The Year Herself
2018 Abryanz styles and fashion awards Fashionable music video of The Year Herself/Mumy Yo
2017 Zzina Awards Artist of The Year Herself
Female Artist of The Year Herself
Best Collaboration of The Year Sheebah & Ykee Benda
Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards Fashionable Music Video of the Year (Uganda) “The Way”
2016 Most Stylish Female Artiste (Uganda)
2016 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best African Female Artist
Herself Zzinna Awards Best Female Artist
4th HiPipo Music Awards Best Artist
Best Afropop Song “Nipe Yote”
East Africa Best Video “Siri Zari” Video of The Year
Uganda Entertainment Awards 2016 Best Female Artist
Herself Artist of the Year
Best Dance/Live Performance
Best Dancehall Artist
Video of the Year “Nkwatako”
2015 3rd HiPipo Music Awards Best Female Artist Herself Artist of the Year
Best Duo Group Artist Herself with
Song of the Year “Twesana”
Best Ragga Dancehall Song “Mundongo” with Pallaso
Best Afrobeat Song “Twesana”
Best Afropop Song “Go Down Low” with Pallaso
Uganda Entertainment Awards 2015 Best Female Artist
Herself Best Dancehall Artist
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