Songbirds Sheebah Karungi and Rema Namakula escaped death after being fiercely attacked by a group of revellers in Mbale in the middle of the performance at Thatch Gardens.
According to close sources, the terrible evening started amidts a heavy downpour that erupted the performance, forcing revelers to seek
shelter on the stage where musicians were acting from. On stage was ‘Team No Sleep’ singer Roden Kabako.
As more people thronged the podium, it started appearing weak, prompting the bar management to request fans to vacate the stage as they
also prepare for the next performer, who was Rema. However, the audience did not welcome the idea of quiting the stage.
So as they left the podium, they became violent, some started throwing bottles on the stage, hitting one of the Mcees and the DJ. Seeing the
situation was get out of hand, Rema was taken back to the car for her safety.
Despite the revelers turning rowdy, Sheebah seemed resilient and ready to perform. She therefore asked to go on stage first so that Rema
follows but a few minutes into her performance, someone threw a bottle that hit her shoulder, but still she insisted, lamenting.
“Nina Okuyimba” literally meaning ‘I have to Sing by all means’ with tears in her eyes.
She stayed on stage and performed for over 25 minutes, the mood was back to normal and she then invited Rema to join her on stage and
together they did a back to back three songs session each.
After a while, a certain hooligan who had a bottle in his hand wanted to throw it at Sheebah, while trying to stop him, a fight broke up near
the stage and is at that moment that Sheebah finally gave up and they left the stage.