2016 is coming to an end. The music industry has been steady and progressive. Away from the early year elections disruption, the bigger part of the year has been rosy for some artistes. Several young artistes has come through, many have had sold out concerts among others.
Bebe Cool had a great show at Serena, his Kabulengane song surpassed public expectation as it topped charts for a great time, Ziza Bafana was awesome until September, while Eddy Kenzo maintained momentum. David Lutalo is still a very marketable artiste across the country. Winnie Nwagi has been magical!
But in all, one artiste continued to prove critics wrong as she surpassed all expectations. That artiste is Sheebah Karungi. Her story is one that we at HiPipo have written and shared over and over again. Her story is very unique and encouraging. When she started singing, they dissed her, when she broke through, they said, it was by luck and predicted that she will disappear before we got to fully know her. When she maintained her momentum in 2014, the talk reduced but some critics still undermined her performance. When she remained unbeatable in 2015 winning back to back HiPipo Music Awards Best female artistes honors (#HMA2015 and #HMA2016), more people gave respect.
And for 2016, she has led, trended and surprised more people. This time, not only in Uganda but across Africa. Like you know, she got nominated for video of the year at MTV MAMAs 2016 among other victories.
For the first time in her career, Sheebah Karungi is hosting her fans to an album launch. Come 2nd December, Nkwatako Album Launch will be held at Hotel Africana. On 3rd, she will be at Mukono Satelitte Beach and 4th, she will be at Freedom City.
This concert gives her a great opportunity to showcase her musical strength and ability to pull mass crowds.
As such, while the event management team led by KT promotions is doing the organizational and marketing works, Sheebah should concentrate on her live performance. Many doubt her live performance abilities. The concert on 2nd December presents her with a chance to prove a live performance strength.
If she gets it right, she will have sealed 2016 with an artiste of the year performance. I wish her the very best!
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