Airtel Uganda has, this morning, confirmed their sponsorship of Eddy Kenzo’s 10-year anniversary concert scheduled for the 4th January 2019 at Serena Hotel.
Announced at a joint press conference with Big Talent Entertainment, Eddy Kenzo’s music group, the anniversary comes at a time where Eddy Kenzo is undeniably one of Uganda’s top artistes, and continues to promote Uganda and East Africa at an International level.
It was a decade ago that Eddy Kenzo became evident after his breakthrough song “Yanimba” in 2008 featuring Mikie Wine and “Stamina”. 6 years later (2014), Kenzo became an Airtel Uganda ambassador and over this period, Kenzo has gone on achieve many milestones, including winning a BET award.
“As I celebrate 10 years of my musical career, my path has been filled with success but it has come with its bumps. Thank you Airtel for believing in me and standing by me all these years. Together with you, other sponsors and all my fans, we have survived the storm and for this am forever indebted. Come and be part of this milestone as we continue to make history together,” says Eddy Kenzo.
Speaking on behalf of Airtel Uganda, Ms. Sumin Namaganda, the Public Relations Manager congratulated Eddy Kenzo on his success over the years.
“We are proud to be part of Kenzo’s journey. Over the past four years, we have seen him become a global brand and reach heights only attained by great artists. We pledge to continue supporting Eddy Kenzo and promoting Ugandan talent,” she said.
Eddy Kenzo has become a staple in Uganda’s songbook with popular songs like Stamina, Sitya Loss, Jubilation, Mbilo Mbilo, Nice & Lovely, and Pull Up among others.
On his rise to Stardom, Kenzo has broken both local and global records in most musical spheres including but not limited to;
- Being the first East African to win the BET award and Nickelodeon Kids choice award,
- Releasing the first Ugandan global song “Sitya Loss” that garnered millions of views all around the world and has been shared by prominent celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres, Puff Daddy, Akon, Ronaldinho, Tevin Campbell, Sanaa Lathan and so many more.
- His unique style has made him the first Ugandan to fill stadiums in West Africa
As part of the anniversary celebrations, Eddy Kenzo recently released a 20 track album “Roots” honoring his musical journey. The concert will be preceded by a diverse array of media, products and events. The fete will also provide fans with new ways to engage with Eddy Kenzo online-sharing memories and driving deeper into his musical journey.
Who is Eddy Kenzo
Born in Masaka, Edrisah Musuuza popularly known as Eddy Kenzo is a Ugandan native whose life story is nothing short of magical. Eddy Kenzo became evident after his breakthrough song “Yanimba” in 2008 featuring Mikie Wine. 2010 even proved better for him after he released a mega break out song ‘STAMINA”. Stamina drew major attention from music fans over his distinct voice, singing style, dances and penchant for great songwriting which even attracted big government wigs.
In 2014, he released ‘Sitya Loss’ a viral sensation that introduced him to an International audience. Since then his extremely good talent has set him as one of the top East African artistes. He has a number of great songs which have hit in clubs, radios, TVs.
EDDY KENZO has proved even more successful with his albums which he has preceded with successful album launches. At 10 years, he has about 7 albums which he has successfully launched. Since 2010, Kenzo has had 5 passports and toured over 100 countries performing on their various stages receiving massive and overwhelming support.