Being in the music business is one thing and being a successful musician is totally another. Eddy Kenzo is the definition of both and Friday evening proved so when he held his concert to celebrate 10 years on the music journey at Kampala Serena hotel where he attracted a big crowd.
Kenzo real name Edrisa Musuuza didn’t fill Serena to the brim and didn’t perform better than most artistes who have held concerts at that venue but he somehow reconciled two music archrivals on his show.
He had one of the top African reggae and ragga musician Moses Ssali popularly known as Bebe Cool and pop star Bobi Wine shake hands and hug in what many Ugandans never imagined would happen.
“Bobi Wine is my friend and mentor. Bebe Cool is my big brother and a good artiste. We might have had our differences but its music that brings us together. We have on several occasions disagreed with Bebe Cool but today he’s here on my show and enjoying my music,” Kenzo said.
During the show, Bebe Cool also carried Remah Namakula and Kenzo’s youngest daughter Aamal on his lap for some minutes. Remah and Bebe Cool have not been on talking terms ever since she left his Gagamel several years ago.
Back on stage, Kenzo tried to do most of his songs but the timing wasn’t well managed. He started his performance at 10pm and ended the show some minutes to 2am.
However, fans credited him for performing all his biggest hits like ‘Stamina’, Mariaroza, Mbilo Mbilo, stamina with Ronnie, Jambore, Freestyle, Jubilation, Kaselengeto, Tompana with Beenie Gunter, Dancehall alongside Cindy and Beenie Gunter still as well as Kapande among others. He did all these in three sessions while his signed artistes Pia Pounds and Elysha performed during the breaks and so did Remah Namakula.