Sheebah Karungi biography: age, relationships, net worth, career, education

Sheebah Karungi channelled her resentment against her father into the arts. She began dancing at 15, then got into music and since she released her hit single “Ice Cream”, Sheebah’s star has kept rising. Here’s is Sheebah Karungi’s biography.

Brief biography and background history

Sheebah Karungi is one of the most successful musicians in East Africa. She is a special Ugandan artist admired both locally and internationally. Among other things, she can dance, act, and sing.

She debuted her acting career as Shakira in Queen of Katwe. She has been a member of the Team No Sleep record label in Uganda where she recorded many hit songs that have won her various awards across the African continent.

Sheebah’s career success is a case of passion. You may be interested in knowing when the actress started singing. It goes back to when she was 15 years old when she could dance for money. Perhaps this explains her energetic performances. Here, she was in a dance group called Stingers before she quit to join the famous Obsessions group in 2006. She recorded two songs under the group before quitting yet again to start what is now a successful solo music career.

Real name, age, and date of birth

Sheebah Karungi was born at Kawempe, Kampala, Uganda. Her real name is Samalie Njagala Karungi and she was born on 11th November, 1989. This means she is a Scorpio and currently 34 years old.

Education level

You want to know whether your favorite idol is educated. Well, she is. Sheebah Karumbi attended Kawempe Muslim Primary school for her basic education before joining Midland High School, Kawempe.  However, she dropped out of school at senior two level. But look at her now!

Sheebah Karungi career

Sheebah’s path into the music industry began as a dancer. At the age of 15, she joined a dance group called ‘Stingers’ to make money. Her stay with Stingers was short-lived as she joined a music group called ‘Obsessions’ in 2006. She replaced Cleopatra Kohaire, an actress, musician, television & radio presenter, who resigned to pursue her interests. Ronnie Mayanja was the manager of the group.

Obsessions performed in bars, clubs and karaoke. As the group developed, they began to make their own music which was Sheebah’s entry point into music. The group produced two songs after which it split.

This was the beginning of Sheebah’s solo career. In 2010, she released a number of singles – “kunyenyenaza” produced by Washington, “Bulikyekola” produced with the help of KS Alpha, and “Baliwa” featuring Coco Finger.

Her breakthrough came with the release of two songs, “Automatic” and “Ice Cream” both written by Sizzaman. She followed the two with another hit single, “Twesana”.

The following year, Sheebah released a five-track EP titled “Ice Cream”. It included the hit single “Ice Cream”“Jordan”“Mudongo”“Love Hater” and “Tswesana”.

Sheebah received numerous awards for her songs. On four occasions, from 2015 to 2018, Sheebah was named the Artist of the Year at the HiPipo Music Awards. She also won the Best Female Artist in 2017 and 2018.

In 2017, she was part of Coke Studio, released her second album “Karma” and won an award for the most downloaded song accolade during the Mdundo Awards.

In 2018, Sheebah released her third album “Omwooyo”.

Sheebah works under the Team No Sleep management that has seen her music get massive airplay locally and internationally. On YouTube, some of her most popular songs include “Nakyuka” with over 5 million views, “Weekend ft Run Town” with over 4 million views, “Mummy yo”, “John Rambo”, “Nkwatako”, and “Silwana” all with over 3 million views.

Businesses

Away from music, Sheebah runs a couple of businesses. She has a hairline called “Sheebah by Natna Hair” and a clothing line, Sheebah Collections.

Sheebah also launched a bar and events business named The Red Terrace and Red Event.

Philanthropy

Sheebah also has a company, Sheebahs Establishments Company whose aim is to provide women with sanitary towels, a course that’s close to Sheebah’s heart.

Growing up, she never had the privilege of using sanitary towels. Her mother cut a piece of cloth for her to use when she got her first period. She used her dancing to earn money which she would use to buy herself some pads. Even though that provided much relief to her, it also brought its own complications.

The scent of the pads caused irritation even after she switched brands. She was then introduced to tampons when she joined Obsessions as they were not allowed to perform with pads. She has never looked back again.

All Sheebah wants is for every girl to have access to sanitary towels. Through Sheebah Foundation, the company is able to distribute pads and facilitate menstrual hygiene.

Acting

Sheebah is also known for acting. She played the role of Shakira in the movie “Queen of Katwe”. The movie released in 2016 was directed by Mira Nair. She acted in this movie alongside big names like Lupita Nyong’o.

Family and siblings

The beautiful singer was born and raised by a single mother. But who is the father of Sheebah Karungi? The musicians was born to a Mr Ahamada Kimali Musoke and mother Edith Kabzungu. She has a brother and a sister.Her elder brother’s name is Swaibu Senfuka and the sister’s name is Mariam Jumba.

Various online sources claim that Sheebah’s family banned her from their family home.

Dating, marital status, and relationship life

Regarding her marital status, Sheebah Karungi has never been married before. According to Mbu.ug, Sheebah does not have plans of having any kids or even getting engaged soon. In fact, she stated that she is not marriage material at all.

Sheebah’s love life remains a mystery. She has stated that there isn’t a man who can satisfy her. When asked by a fan who warms her bed, she basically wrote “self-service”. A far lighter phrase than what she posted. This has fuelled numerous speculation that she could be a lesbian or a bi-sexual. She was also thought to have been involved with her manager Jeff Kiwa.

Sheebah Karungi
Music sensation, Sheebah Karungi

Net value, home, house, cars owned by

Sheebah Karungi is not poor. Most Ugandan musicians envy her massive success in what she does and how she has managed to amass a lot of wealth at just below 30 years. In 2020, at the eve of the COVID-19 pandemic, she took her fans round her mansion in a song release. In the “Nakyka” music video, she showed us the exquisite house and expensive furnishing. She is living like a queen- Queen Sheebah!

Fans were skeptical about the ownership of the Munyoyo House where she lives now, but we can guarantee is 100% hers. She is proud of it – and it is by far her greatest achievement.

Social media handles (Instagram, YouTube Channel, Facebook, Tiktok, Twitter)

Instagram: @Sheebahricherthisyear

YouTube: @Sheebah Karungi

Controversy

Indecent Dressing

It’s not surprising that most female musicians wear revealing clothes. Even so, Uganda’s Pornographic Control Committee warned Sheebah Karungi of her dressing. The committee’s chairperson Dr Anette Kezaabu dared to use the law to get Sheebah to dress up if she wouldn’t do it by herself.

“Go Bra-less”

Sheebah is not afraid of making daring moves. In 2018, she started a #FreeTheNippleCampaign as a way to try and get women to go bra-less. To prove that, she posted a picture in a black vest showing her nipples.

Sexuality

Sheebah Karungi’s love life is shrouded in mystery. She hasn’t been seen in public with a man. When asked on social media, Sheebah gave a witty response “self-service”. Well, you can interpret this the way you want but this has fuelled speculation that the 31-year-old might be a lesbian. Sheebah has gone on record stating that she doesn’t desire marriage. Plus, she has also stated that no man can be able to satisfy her.

Q&A

Who is the father of Sheebah Karungi?

Sheebah Karungi’s father was Ahamada Kimali Musoke. He died at the age of 76. Sheebah did not attend his funeral after he forbade her to do so.

When was Sheebah born?

Sheebah was born on 11 November 1989

How many songs does Sheebah Karungi have?

Sheebah Karungi has produced up to seven albums. All these combined have 70 songs.

When did Sheebah Karungi start singing?

Sheebah Karungi’s music career took off in 2010 after she left the music group Obsessions. Her first singles were “kunyenyenaza” produced by Washington, “Bulikyekola” produced with the help of KS Alpha, and “Baliwa” featuring Coco Finger.

How old is Sheebah Karungi’s son?

Sheebah Karungi does not have children and despite fans asking her when she’ll become a mother, the musician is adamant about pursuing her career.

How many children does Sheebah have?

Sheebah Karungi does not have children. Her mother asked her to give her children but she redirected her to her brothers.

Who is the husband of Sheebah?

Sheebah Karungi is not married. She is on record stating that no man can satisfy her and has always dodged the question of when she plans to settle down.

What is the real name of Sheebah?

Sheebah’s real name is Samalie Njagala Karungi. She dropped the name after her fallout with her family.

Who is Sheebah Karungi dating?

Sheebah Karungi stated that she is not marriage material thus seems like she doesn’t intend to walk down the aisle. As for whom she is dating, well, Sheebah is flying solo.

Who is Sheebah Karungi?

Sheebah Karungi is a musician, dancer, actress, businesswoman, and philanthropist.

Which tribe is Sheebah?

Sheebah Karungi is half Mutooro and half Muganda.

How old is Sheebah Karungi?

Born on 11 November 1989, Sheebah Karungi is 33 years old.