LIL STUNNER: Sheilah Gashumba is a young businesswoman always looking to start up a business here and there. Gashumba is now into events Lawrence Ogwal caught up with her to talk about her new venture, her relationship with her father, and the stories of Fik Fameica.
1.Why did your father really hurt you?
I do not like talking about my family because I treasure people I love more than anything. We had a misunderstanding and we sorted it out that day and we are cool. Social media likes blowing things out of proportion and I am not the kind of person who likes coming to do a long post about my personal issues. But like I said on Twitter, there is no justification for any kind of violence and that is where I stand up to today.
2.This rumoured thing about Sheilah and Fik Fameica, tell us about that?
He is an artiste and I am a TV presenter. Honestly, we are not hooking up, we were just working together and I was helping his music career as someone who has so much knowledge on the music industry. I used to advise him on music and how to get international collaborations. Besides, we are both 22 years old so we cannot date.
Also, everyone is asking about this guy called God’s Plan but God’s Plan is a song by Drake. A friend and I happened to have gone to the club with a placard written on God’s Plan. People did not understand our placard and they concluded that I am dating a guy called God’s Plan. I have many friends with money and whenever we go out, they think the person I am with is God’s Plan, but there are many guys in my group called God’s Plan.
3.Back to Fameica. He did a song called Salawo, which seemed like a diss song directed at you.
When I listened to the song, I called Fik Fameica’s producer and he told me the song was recorded last year. But again, I do not care what anyone sings about. I think artistes should be doing greater stuff. You will never hear of an international artiste doing a diss truck but they also have misunderstandings. I do not think the song is for me, but if it was meant for me, then he wasted his studio time.
4. You have an event coming up soon. How did you get into the business
of organising events?
The idea for the Ballers’ Party came from a random person last month, who told me I have been doing parties with my friends and that I needed to do this. My friends and I decided to come up with Ballers Party, which we plan to do twice every year. Tanzanian singers Navy Kenzo, who will be headlining the event, are my good friends and since they have good songs playing here in Uganda, I gave them a call and they accepted to perform.
5.How come you do not drive yet you have many endorsement deals?
Using cabs is better than owning a car because I have never been taken up by cars. I do not feel like owning a car. Besides, with a car, people, including my father will follow my movements. About those endorsement deals, my father used to get me most of them and people have always wanted to work with me but I do not want to work with everyone. I like money but some companies bring in little money so I cancelled the deals because being on the billboard is nothing without enough money.