Karungi, who was under Kiwanuka's label, Team No Sleep, for nine years said unlike what most people think, he didn't have any authority over her life apart from when they were in the studio.
Sheebah: I can’t blame Jeff, the music industry changes you
Sheebah Karungi said she can't blame her former manager Jeff Kiwanuka for being tough on musicians because operating a business exposes someone to things that form a very strong foundation of their character.
"... because there are some who are powerful, it's not treat them mean, keep them kin kind of way. Treat them mean, keep them kin means, don't show the employee that you love them, they are performing well. Don't show a musician that she is doing great because she will become unruly. So, he had that approach to work. But I don't blame him," Karungi said in a video seen by this reporter.
"The industry can turn you into what you don't want to become. I figured that there are people he might have dealt with and he didn't get what he wanted. I said to myself, I'm going to be a good musician, a good artiste. I was a good artiste. I was good; obedient, listening, I was punctual, for nine years."
Karungi continued: "Jeff stopped in the studio. People need to understand that. Jeff has never told me how to sit. Jeff has never told me, dress like this in a video,... so, he did what he was good at, studio."
The Kansalewo hitmaker has previously said that she doesn't regret being under the management of Kiwanuka.
Information that Karungi, the self-proclaimed Queen Karma – ended her working relationship with Kiwanuka, known in the music industry as Jeff Kiwa, went public in December 2021.
Kiwanuka has managed a number of musicians including Weasel, Mowzey Radio, Kabako, Grenade Official, Nina Roz, AK47, Diamond Oscar, and Red Banton. His latest breakthrough artiste was Pinky with whom he reportedly fell out.
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