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Kenzo wins East African Best Male Artiste of the year in AFRIMA Awards 2021

Eddy Kenzo

ENTERTAINMENT: Ugandan musician and East Africa’s first BET Award winner Edirisa Musuuza alias Eddy Kenzo was over the weekend crowned East Africa’s Best Male Artiste of the year at the 2021 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA).

Taking to Facebook on Monday morning, Kenzo shared a video of the AFRIMA award organizers on his official Facebook page announcing him as the winner in Lagos, Nigeria.

“Thank you, God, for making this possible for us again. Thank you All Africa Music Awards it’s always an honour. Thank you my fans worldwide, Team Eddy Kenzo, thank you Africa, and thank you B2C Music Uganda and Spice Diana for representing us,” Kenzo posted.

To win the award, Kenzo beat other East African music icons including Tanzanians Diamond Platnumz, Harmonize and Ali Kiba, Rwanda’s music goat Meddy and The Ben, Khaligraph Jones, and Otile Brown from Kenya and Ethiopia star Gildo Kassa to take the award home.

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All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) is an annual awards event. The awards event was established by the International Committee AFRIMA, in collaboration with the African Union to reward and celebrate musical works, talents, and creativity around the African continent while promoting the African cultural heritage. 

Kenzo has also won numerous national and international awards, including a Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award in 2018, and multiple All Africa Music Awards. He was the first Ugandan artist to win the BET award in 2015.


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