Ugandan dancehall star Sheebah Karungi has outed her single ‘Embeera zo’ featuring Rwanda’s Bruce Melodie but the song is already courting controversy.
The melodiously sweet tune, which is fast becoming popular among ‘Sheebaholics’ –the singers fans, and among ‘Ibitangaza’, Bruce Melodie’s fans, was published on Youtube on Saturday and is likely to become a hit in coming months.
However, controversy is surrounding the song after Sheebah reportedly replaced Charly na Nina, who originally featured in the song, with Bruce Melodie, after the girl duo and the Ugandan star failed to agree on the collaboration.
Both versions of the song have been released and according to sources, Sheebah was not happy after Charly na Nina failed to prioritise the project, and instead chose to focus on their collaboration with Bebe Cool, dubbed ‘I do’, forcing her to replace them.
In an interview with local media, Nina, one half of Charly na Nina, confirmed that they had worked on the collaboration with Sheebah but did not get any formal communication from Sheebah or her management as to why they were removed from the song.
The girls said that due to their busy schedule, they could not remain in Kampala to work on the video but they had promised to return but Sheebah was reportedly not impressed.
Either way, Bruce Melodie took his shot on the song and nailed his part. Going by the comments on the audio, fans cannot wait for the video.
It is not the first time Sheebah has collaborated with a Rwandan artiste. Her collaboration with The Ben ‘Binkolera’ won her a legion of fans in Rwanda and earned her two major performances in the country in a space of less than a year.
Watch this space for the video of ‘Embeera zo” when it drops.
Here is the audio