Sheebah Explains Why She Doesn't Speak Out on Issues Affecting Ugandan Musicians
18 February 2021
[Photo Credit: Sheebah Karungi Instagram]
Renowned Ugandan musician Sheebah Karungi has defended herself over claims of neglecting fellow musicians, arguing that no one has ever sought her involvement on issues affecting local artists.
Speaking during a recent interview, the Team No Sleep artist argued that she has never spoken out on issues affecting Ugandan musicians because she has never been invited to any forum especially by UMA; an umbrella body for Ugandan musicians.
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"They have never involved me and I'm waiting for someone to come up and say they invited me and I turned them down. They never invite me for their meetings and there is no way I can involve myself if they don't want me there. I just stay quiet, do my businesses and move on," Sheebah said.
"I have never heard about UMA or be invited officially, but what I wish for as an artist is to get a system that protects us," she opined.
She, however, acknowledges the fact that artists have been affected a lot especially after shows were cancelled.
Sheebah is one of the top artists in Uganda and many upcoming musicians look up to her for inspiration.
In view of the above, many expected her to speak out as she has more influence in the industry.