One of the things that contribute to measuring an artiste’s success is the number of awards they get to have on their shelf. For some, even a nomination is enough, but not for Ykee Benda.
Earlier this month, 17 Ugandans got nominated in the African Entertainment Awards USA (AEAUSA) in various categories alongside other African music giants and among those is Ykee Benda. However, instead of embracing the nomination, the singer was rather disappointed on seeing his name under the best new artiste category.
Ykee Benda has been doing music for more than six years, collaborated with some of the biggest artistes in Africa and even won several accolades, so we understand his pain. What we do not understand though is Ykee Benda putting the blame on Eddy Kenzo.
Well, according to a source close to the artiste, Ykee Benda believes Eddy Kenzo has a hand in these awards. When we reached out to Kenzo, he was unavailable but a member of his Big Talent management who preferred anonymity, said: “Kenzo has never organised any awards ceremony, and why among all the 17 artistes nominated why is Ykee Benda the only one complaining.
The 6th edition of the awards is scheduled to take place on December 12 in New Jersey, USA.
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