By now, we almost already know who the queen of Uganda’s dancehall music is. As the battle between Cindy Sanyu and Sheebah Karungi deepens, fans have taken center stage in deciding who makes the cut especially with the release of ‘Kimansulo’
At around midday on Sunday, Team No Sleep singer Sheebah Karungi dropped a brand new song titled ‘Kimansulo’ which, in her own words, was bound to become a sure hit.
Apart from the song receiving immediate buzz from fellow diva Vinka, most of the comments and reactions on her social media post about the song were too negative.
Within a minute of listening, I personally didn’t wish to go forth with the song. The lyrics didn’t really make the cut for me, the beats were sickening, and not even herself would contain her voice to the end.
She keeps breaking and flatting at several stages of the song and I know this because I went on to listen to the whole song because I needed to come up with a review.
They say Sheebah’s manager Jeff Kiwa has a critical ear for good music and we would like to believe that ‘Kimansulo’ was released while he was asleep or tightly tied on a tree trunk somewhere.
On the other side of the coin was Cindy Sanyu who made a meal of the entire situation, having listened to what her immediate rival had just released – supposedly.
She ran to her social media and reminded her fans and critics about how her new song ‘Copi Cat’ had hit over 21k views within one week.
That alone was enough to put her into celebratory mood as she took time off with her close friends eating fish in Naguru while listening to Sheebah’s song. She made it a point to share and let us smell her success and sarcasm.
That said and done, what has become of our music industry? As much as we would like to advise Sheebah to roll back her sleeves and go back to singing the love songs that are written for her, Cindy should as well give us better. ‘Copi Cat’ was an anti-climax, she can do more.