Sheebah Karungi has made it clear that she will not not pay for the collaborations with Tiwa Savage and Wizkid. She admits that those are the artistes she would really want to work with, but she will not force it.
Sheebah is not a stranger to collaborations with international stars. She has done songs with various African artistes including Nigeria’s Runtown, Solidstar, Rwanda’s The Ben, and Burundi’s Natacha, among others. Her success beyond Uganda can be attributed to her calculative collaborations with such foreign musicians who win her a few more fans that she already has in foreign land.
The ‘Binkolera’ singer has in the recent past stated her admiration for Nigerian superstars Wizkid and Tiwa Savage and rumors about possible collaborations have always been spread. Sheebah does not play down her desire to work with Africa’s finest, however she is not ready to pay for it. She says she is not so desperate to land those major collaborations and she will not pay to have them.
Sheebah, managed by Jeff Kiwa, says that despite her love for international collaborations, she is not going to force it and she rather have them done through merit than otherwise. She says her hard work should speak for itself, and Tiwa Savage should freely give her the collaboration without being coerced into it since they are friends and Sheebah sees no point in paying for such a collaboration.
While speaking to a Spark TV journalist, Sheebah had this to say;
“Wizkid and Tiwa Savage are one of my top two favorites in Africa. If God gives me a chance, I’d want to work with them, because I know such opportunities don’t come easy. You have to work hard. Of course they see me and know who I am. Tiwa Savage sometimes comments on my social media posts. She knows who I am, we’ve talked but I want her to give me the collabo through my hard work after seeing that I also have something to deliver. But Not just forcing or paying for it. When I ask her for one, she won’t object because I have something to bring to the table but I won’t force it.”
We all would surely want that collaboration to happen. Good luck Sheebah!