In what she termed as the ‘Manager Appreciation Day’, Sheebah Karungi heaped praise on her manager Jeff Kiwanuka a.k.a Jeff Kiwa as she thanked him for all the things he has done for her.
Jeff Kiwa, from managing Radio and Weasel, formed the Team No Sleep (TNS) crew. Not many really thought it would turn out to be a big force.
The crew had some names that weren’t really prominent but went on to dominate the airwaves as well as controlling the showbiz in the industry at the time.
Sheebah Karungi, Pallaso, AK47 (R.I.P), Roden Y Kabako, Diamond Oscar, Red Banton, Bakri, Topic Kasente – all have gone through, and some are still under, TNS.
To deal with the Ugandan music industry, you need to have mastered the basics of the game which includes dealing with the negative vibe within the business.
Jeff Kiwa is one of the most experienced managers of our generations having worked with several musicians. Most of what he has touched has turned into gold.
Particularly, Jeff Kiwa has managed to transform Sheebah from a struggling artiste into one of the most respected divas on the African continent and she is grateful.
As much of a tough journey that it has been, Sheebah is very aware of the one man that made it possible that despite his own flaws, he held it together to nurture Sheebah into a goddess of sorts.