Female Celebs Who Are Dominating The Industry

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By  | Mar 02, 2022, 08:00 AM  | Top of The

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There is a common saying that “What a man can do, a woman can do better,” and we all know of women who are a living testament to this saying. They have worked hard to earn a spot in the male-dominated industry, and some are even beating their male counterparts in the game.

We have compiled a list of Ugandan female celebrities who are slowly but surely dominating the entertainment industry. These women mean business.

Sheebah Karungi

Sheebah Karungi is currently one of the top musicians in Uganda; she enjoys a huge fan base and has been a recipient of many awards.
Sheebah first gained fame in 2006, when she joined the ‘Obsessions’ dance group; you may remember the group’s hit song ‘Jangu’, which broke airwaves across East Africa.

In 2010, Sheebah embarked on a solo career which peaked on a very high note. Between 2014 and 2018, she took home the award of Best Female Artist at the HiPipo music awards.

She has also won several awards at the Abryanz styles and fashion awards and has been nominated for international awards like Nigeria Entertainment Awards.

Besides music, Sheebah Karungi has proven herself as a talented actor; in 2016, she was cast as ‘Shakira’ in the Disney film ‘Queen of Katwe.’

She continues to produce hit songs to date, with her latest song, ‘Nkwata Bulungi’ already having over 200K views, barely two weeks after its release.

Spice Diana

Namakwaya Hajara Diana, a.k.a Spice Diana, has brought the spice and flavour we all needed in the music industry.

The 26-year-old who was shy growing up decided that she was going to pursue a career in music when she was 16, and she remained true to her decision, releasing her first track in 2014.
Her first hit ‘Onsanula’ was well received, and it earned her the Female Breakthrough Artist  Award at the HiPipo Music Awards in 2015.

Since starting her music career, Spice Diana has never looked back. She has released great hits, collaborated with other prominent artists like Tanzania’s Zuchu, and bagged endorsement deals from major companies.

In 2021, she was named the Best Female Artist in East, South, and North Africa during the 2021 African Entertainment Awards, USA (AEAUSA) awards.

Lydia Jazmine

This songbird has one of those heavenly voices that we can’t ignore when it comes on the radio.

The beautiful Lydia Jazmine started her music career as a backup singer for various musicians like Sheebah Karungi, Bebe Cool, and the duo- Radio and Weasel before finally signing as a solo artist by Necta Music in 2014.
Her first single, “You know,” was an instant hit and helped her get a nomination for the ‘Best RnB song’ by the Galaxy FM Zina music Awards.

Her star continued to shine when she was selected to represent Uganda in Coke studio in 2016 and 2017. In 2017, she was also named as one of the 50 African artists to watch by MTV Base Africa.

The fashionable Lydia Jazmine has won the hearts of many fans and has 1 million followers on Instagram.

Her latest hit, ‘Tonkoneza’, is already receiving a positive reception from her fans. 

Anne Kansiime

You are probably surprised to find a comedian on this list filled with musicians, right? Well, we think a great name like Anne Kansiime should be appreciated whenever a chance arises.
Anne Kansiime is a top comedian in Uganda and one of the best in Africa and is popularly known as ‘Africa’s Queen of Comedy.’

Since she gained media attention in 2012 with her comedic skits on YouTube, Anne Kansiime has never turned back.

She is a recipient of numerous awards, including Outstanding Female Comedian and Teeniez Funniest Comedian.

Thanks to her talent, Anne has also toured the world and has performed on big platforms with other big international names.

She currently has 1.25 million subscribers and over 270 million views on her YouTube channel. She is clearly taking her jokes very seriously and reaping big from them.

Rema Namakula

Rema is another musician who has stamped her name at the top of the music industry and is working hard to ensure that it stays there.

The 32-year-old sensational singer started her career as a backup singer for Halima Namakula, a veteran Ugandan musician, and Bebe Cool’s Gangamel studios.
In 2013, she embarked on a solo career, with her first hit, "Oli Wange," which instantly made her a big name in the industry.

She received several awards during the 2013 and 2014 HiPipo Music Awards, including ‘Best Female Artist.’

Rema is also one of the few artists who have represented Uganda in Coke Studio, having participated in 2016.

We look forward to more hit songs and projects from her, knowing well that we won’t be disappointed.

Is there a female star who is doing incredibly well, and you feel that we should have included them in this list? Let us know in the comments.

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