Singer, dancer and actress Sheebah Karungi has clocked 30 years old.
The Swagga Mama as she calls herself, broke out of the routine by Ugandan female celebrities who stay “20 years old” all their adult life.
“Thank you God Happy Dirty #30 to me. Not 20 Anymore. Thank you God Happy #Dirty30 to me,” Sheebah revealed on Monday.
She went on: “No Am Not 20 Anymore. I Feel So Good In My Skin. Don’t Try To Make Me Feel Insecure. #Not20AnyMore On Replay 🥂🍾 #HappyDirty30🍾🥂 To Me♏️”
Sheebah also used the moment to thank her mother Edith Kabazungu for bringing her into the world.
“Thank you Mama for being brave enough to bring me to this world and I am so lucky I was raised by a strong woman like you,” she noted.
She added: “You’re my Hero Mama. I am going to make you more proud mama. It’s just the Beginning…May God bless you with more life, Health and Wealth.”
Sheebah was born on November 11, 1989 and raised by a single mother in 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.
After quitting Obsessions, a dance group she joined in 2006, she rose to recognition upon the release of her hit single “Ice Cream”.
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. She debuted her acting career in Queen of Katwe as Shakira.