Popular African Star, Eddy Kenzo Named As ‘Favourite African Star’ by Nickelodeon
Eddy Kenzo was announced the winner of the “Favourite African Star” category at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. He beat off stiff competition from South African rapper Cassper Nyovest and athlete Caster Semenya, Nigerian singer Davido, child comedian Emmanuella, and Tanzanian singer Diamond Platnumz.
Edrisa Musuuza, known by birth and professionally recognized on stage as Eddy Kenzo, is a Ugandan artist best known for his 2014 song “Jubilation”.
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.
His breakthrough 2010 song, Stamina, was met with critical acclaim and was used as a theme song for Yoweri Museveni’s presidential campaign. He released the album Ogenda Kunzisa in 2012. One year later, he released Kamunguluze and toured the United States. The song Jubilation became his most popular song till date.