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Eddy Kenzo lights up golf season opener

Eddy Kenzo performs during the night. PHOTO BY STANLEY MUKOOZA

Eddy Kenzo is a hot cake right now, thanks to his trending hit song ‘Semyekozo’. So it was no surprise that he was the headlining act at the opening of Season Four of the Singleton Golf Challenge at Entebbe Club on Saturday.

The 2015 BET Award winner delivered an electric 40-minute stage performance during the 19th hole prize giving ceremony on a night that gathered about 700 guests.

The highlight of it was when he performed Semyekozo, which got the audience off their seats amid excitement.

He repeated the song thrice as the crowd kept yearning for more.

To spice it up further on the evening where golfers honoured the all-white dress code, Kenzo danced for moments with the crowd, also mentioning “Rema y’agenda”, loosely translated as “Rema left him”, during his performance.

Comedian Patrick Salvado, who was the emcee of the evening, had earlier set the ball rolling by cracking the audience up with jokes, including one about his recent meet with President Museveni.

By far, this was the most attended prize giving ceremony of the Singleton Challenge leg since inception in 2017, and it was filled with pomp as guests respected the all-white dresscode.

“This presents in a very big way what East Africa has in golf,” remarked UBL managing director Alvin Mbuguain .

“This is a product to export to the rest of Africa. We have to think ahead since the relevance in the sport is coming back,” he noted.

More than 300 players registered to play but 260 had a round yet the course takes up only 180 players a day.

The over subscription for the event was because it was a qualifier for the main draw that will take up 64 pairings with the first round beginning on February 8.

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