On March 15, 2020 marked exactly five years ever since singer Emmanuel Mayanja aka Akay 47 died in a mysterious death in Dejavu bar in Kansanga. He was allegedly found lying on the floor of Dejavu Pub before he was pronounced dead on arrival at Nsambya hospital.
On Sunday night the Maynja brothers, Jose Chameleone, Weasel and Pallaso organized a tribute concert for their fallen brother at Nican Resort in Lweza. Friends and family of Akay flocked the venue to remember Akay but one person who was important in Akay’s life snubbed the show.
Singer Sheebah Karungi and Akay 47 were inseparable at the time he died. The day when Akay 47 passed on, Sheebah was one of the first people to post her last memories with the ‘Tikikolemu’ singer.
The two artistes did almost everything together, they even a song together dubbed ‘Twazilwana ko’ as they didn’t stop at that but also featured in each other’s video.
One time Akay 47 dedicated a song at one of the video premieres at Laftaz Lounge as a Birthday gift to Sheebah.
On Sunday Sheebah just like the Mayanja brothers went to her social media pages and posted a photo of her with Akay 47 in their happy days water marked with I miss You Akay. The photo was captioned, “Those we love never truly leave us. There are things that death cannot touch.” I will Always carry you with me AK . I love You So Much and May you continue to Rest In Paradise Until We meet Again”
When it came to the tribute in the same evening after post, many people who attended the tribute concert besides Mayanja family expected Sheebah to attend the tribute concert of someone she defined as her best friend at the time when he passed on.
To the surprise of many, Sheebah didn’t grace the concert and it was unfortunate that it was not even in her plans of Sheebah to attend the concert.
The dancehall artist, he rose to fame in 2012 with his song ‘Champion’ had started becoming a household name at the time of his death with his hit song ‘Tukikolemu’ but it was short-lived as “Ndi Mulokole” and another song featuring Gravity Omutujju were his last songs.