In the last few days, there have been speculations and stories about singer Edrisa Musuuza popularly known Eddy Kenzo’s relationship with fellow recording artist Rema Namakula also known as Rema.
Rumours had it that the artists’ relationship is on the rocks and at the verge of collapse after Rema released a song a few weeks ago alluding to herself as a mango tree.
In the song titled ‘Muyembe,’ Rema sings about how someone she is in love with is not reciprocating the love.
“I’m not a mango that I’m going to ripen, neither am I a pawpaw. If you are not seeing my worth, if you are not taking good care of me, others will take me. Then you will realise that you were actually the one in wrong,” says Rema in the song she composed in the popular Luganda dialect.
When asked whether the song was directed at him, Kenzo who also released a song titled ‘Don’t Care’ three weeks ago said the songs was not meant for him and neither was his song a response to Rema’s.
“At the time she released the song, I was outside the country. It is a really nice song and I love it. I have heard her (Rema) explaining that the song was not directed at me and I believe her. Therefore, let’s take it at that,” Kenzo said during an exclusive interview on NTV’s Mwasuze Mutya programme hosted by Faridah Nakazibwe.
When Nakazibwe pressed him harder on his relationship with Rema, with whom they have two kids, Kenzo said: “Rema’s issues are so sensitive. I request that we change the topic.”
During the show, the ‘Sitya Loss’ singer also said he would perform at Kyandondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine’s Kyarenga concert at One Love Beach in Busabaala today as a payback for what he (Bobi) did for him when he (Kenzo) was starting his music career.
“Bobi Wine’s Fire Base Crew helped me a lot. It propelled me into the music industry. My first popular ‘Yanimba’ song was a collabo with Bobi Wine’s brother, Mikie Wine. I was in Fire Base for sometime before I quit after some disagreements. Before I started doing music, I was really miserable and struggling. I was a street kid and have gone through a lot,” he said.
Talking about his music, Kenzo said he believes he’s the most hated artiste in Uganda.
“I think I’m the most hated artist in this country. Most of the established artists hate me; they try to make sure my music is not heard. They call on radios and TV stations demanding to know why my ‘fake’ songs are being played,” he said.
He further noted that he’s planning to celebrate his 10 years music anniversary next month but no one seems to care given the contribution he has made to the country’s music industry.
“I have won awards for not only myself but the country in general. I have a new son (Don’t Care) but no one seems to care about it. It has not received as much airplay as it deserves,” he added.