Eddy Kenzo

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Eddy Kenzo
Birth name Edrisa Musuuza
Born Masaka, Uganda
Genres African popular music
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active Since 2008
Labels Big Talent Entertainment
Associated acts Triplets Ghetto Kids
Website www.eddykenzo.com

Edrisa Musuuza, known professionally by his stage name Eddy Kenzo, is a Ugandan artist best known for his 2014 song "Sitya Loss".[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Kenzo was born in Masaka, a town in the central region of Uganda. He lost his mother at age 5, after which he lived a street life for 13 years. After high school, he adopted the stage name Eddy Kenzo and began writing music. In 2008, he was featured in the popular song Yanimba by Mikie Wine.[1] His breakthrough 2010 song, Stamina, was met with critical acclaim and was used as a theme song for Yoweri Museveni's presidential campaign.[3] He released the album Ogenda Kunzisa in 2012. One year later, he released Kamunguluze and toured the United States. The song Sitya Loss became his most popular song to date, and a video of the Ugandan children Triplets Ghetto Kids dancing to the song went viral. Its success led to the launching of a petition to have the dancing children appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.[4][5] Kenzo released the album Sitya Loss in May 2014.[citation needed]

Eddy Kenzo has one daughter, Maya Musuuza Mirembe born 2011, from a previous relationship with Tracy Nabatanzi.[6] Kenzo retained custody of his daughter after the split.[7] In 2014, Kenzo had another daughter Aamaal Musuuza through a relation with Rema Namakula his current girlfriend.[8]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 2012: Ogenda Kunzisa
  • 2013: Kamunguluze
  • 2014: Sitya Loss

Singles and videos[edit]

  • 2010: "Stamina"
  • 2014: "Sitya Loss"
  • 2015: "Zigido"
  • 2015: "So Good"
  • 2015: "Mbilo Mbilo"
  • 2015: "Soraye"
  • 2016: "Disco Disco"
  • 2017: "Sembera Eno"
  • 2017: "Jubilation"
Featured in
  • 2008: "Yanimba" (Mikie Wine & Eddy Kenzo)
  • 2014: "Mugumu" (Ziza Bafana, David Lutalo & Eddy Kenzo)

Videography[edit]

Year Title Director Ref
2016 Soraye Patrick Elis [9]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year 2015 Event BET Awards Prize international viewers' choice award Recipient Result

won

Ref
2014 Channel O Music Video Awards Most Gifted East Sitya Loss Nominated [10]

Afro-Australia Music and Movie Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2014 Eddy Kenzo Best New Music Act[11] Won
2015 Eddy Kenzo Viewer's Choice Award[12] Won

HiPipo Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2015 Eddy Kenzo Best Use of Social Media by Artist[13] Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Biography - Eddie Kenzo". www.eddykenzo.com. Archived from the original on 6 May 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Uganda: Star Trail - Eddy Kenzo's Year". The Observer. 22 July 2014 – via AllAfrica.com. 
  3. ^ Sapeople (7 April 2014). "Ugandan Video 'Sitya Loss' Goes Viral - Life is Precious but Short". www.sapeople.com. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Remedi-Brown, Fern (9 September 2014). "Viral Video Sparked by Infectious Dancing of Uganda Ghetto Kids [Video]". Liberty Voice. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  5. ^ Big Eye (2014-04-09). "Kenzo's Sitya Loss Video stars to appear on the ELLEN Show". bigeye.ug. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  6. ^ Howwe.biz: Eddy Kenzo's first daughter Maya Musuuza Mirembe celebrates 4th birthday
  7. ^ Uganda Exposed: Eddy Kenzo marriage shaken
  8. ^ MatookeRepublic: Kenzo confirms he is the father of Rema’s baby, names her Aamaal
  9. ^ "Music Video Eddy Kenzo - Soraye". Pulse.com.gh. David Mawuli. Retrieved 1 February 2016. 
  10. ^ Omongin, Emmy (8 September 2014). "Eddy Kenzo, Navio get Channel O nominations". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  11. ^ http://www.afroozmmawards.com/#!2014-winners/cu7u
  12. ^ [1]
  13. ^ [2]

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