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Kenzo beats Diamond Platnumz, others to become East Africa’s best musician

A photo montage of Tanzania’s Bongo Flava Star Diamond Platnumz (right) and Uganda’s Afropop star Eddy Kenzo. PHOTOS/ FILE/ COURTESY

 

Uganda’s Afropop artiste Eddy Kenzo has been voted East Africa’s best male musician of the year.

Kenzo beat Diamond Platnumz, Rayvany, Harmonize, Darassa and Ali kiba (Tanzania), The Ben, Meddy (Rwanda), Sauti Sol, Bensoul and Nviiri (Kenya) as well as Lij Mic (Ethiopia) to win the award at the just concluded All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) 2021 award ceremony that happened in Lagos, Nigeria.

The Sango artiste however, dedicated his win to his producer Nessim who masterminded his Weekend jam.

“A big congratulations to all of us my people. East Africa juuuuuu. Producer Nesim gano manyigo muzey thank you so much papa. It’s a Weekend,” Kenzo posted.

In a video clip, he also thanked his fans, fellow artistes and Afrima for honoring him.

“My people it’s your boy Eddy Kenzo and I am here to give a big shout out to Afrima. Thank you for rewarding me best East African artist of 2021. Thank you so much to the fans, to all the people in my category, all nominees, all East African artistes, African artistes and to all Ugandan artistes who represented Uganda in Afrima,” he said.

Kenzo was however, not the only Ugandan artiste nominated. The awards also saw Bebe Cool, B2C, Spice Diana and Afrie get nods in other categories.

The 32-year-old Songa singer, real name Edrisah Musuuza received international attention after the release of his 2014 single, “Sitya Loss” and an accompanying viral video that featured the Ghetto Kids.

 

issejjombwe@ug.nationmedia.com

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