Eddy Kenzo, Ugandan Afropop star

Eddy Kenzo, the multiple award winner from Uganda, whose rise to stardom is a unique story in itself, grew up as an orphan in the streets of Uganda against all odds. Discovering his talents quite early, he started with writing of songs, then broke into the music scene in 2008, with the release of his first single ‘Yanimba‘.

Stamina’ his 2010 song boosted his national audience across Africa. His growth since then has been rapid and consistent. Capturing hearts of his international audience with his 2014 release ‘Sitya loss’,  with a music video which became a viral sensation, having the appearance of kid dancers known as the Triplets Ghetto kids, attracting music lovers nation wide. The song made a great success having prominent artiste like Ellen De Generes, Puff Daddy, Akon, Ronaldinho, Tevin Cambell, Sanaa Lathan share the video. His music travelled wide through the internet where his videos gets an average of 10,000 You tube views per day. The Triplets Ghetto kids have also become kenzo’s backup dancers as they now go on international tour with him.

 

Kenzo and the kids have had performances across Africa, including all his America tours. Performed at the 30th anniversary of Afrofest, one of the largest free African music festivals in America, and African music festivals in Edmonton, Vancouver and Ottawa both in 2018.

The Ugandan pop star have had collaborations with artiste across the continent including Mikie Wine, Sewa Sewa, South Africa’s Heavy K, Tanzania’s Harmonize, Nigeria’s Reggae artiste Patoranking,  Nigeria’s RnB act Iyanya and Nigeria’s Afro-house singer Niniola.

Some of his remarkable awards and recognition amongst others includes the Black Entertainment Award (BET), International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA), Nickelodeon  Kids’ Choice Award, and All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA in 2016 and 2017.

In April 2018, kenzo was appointed Uganda’s ambassador of tourism and wildlife conservation aimed at promoting wildlife and tourism in Uganda. This came weeks after he donated all his international awards to the Uganda Museum. The singer, songwriter, and performer is celebrated as one of the most influential East African artiste, he is definitely here to stay.

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