As the first Ugandan artist to get a Grammy nomination, Edirisa Musuuza alias Eddy Kenzo, has been nominated for the prestigious awards in the ‘Best Global Music Performance’ category at the 2023 Grammy Awards.
Edirisa Musuuza alias Eddy Kenzo, Uganda’s renowned singer, has been nominated for a Grammy Award for ‘Best Global Music Performance’, becoming the first Ugandan artist nominated for such an opportunity.
The musician has won BET awards, and Nickelodeon awards, among others. Kenzo has also made headlines on a variety of political and musical issues throughout his career.
The 65th annual Grammy awards nominees were announced on Tuesday ahead of the ceremony that will take place on February 5 2023 at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. Beyonce has received nine nominations for her renaissance, leading the list of artists, albums, and songs to vote for.
Beyonce got 9 nominations overall, Kendrick Lamar 8 nominations, Adele 7 nominations, Brandi Carlile 7 nominations, Harry Styles 6 nominations, Mary J. Blige 6 nominations, Future 6 nominations, and DJ Khaled 6 nominations.
As part of his Grammy nominations, Eddy Kenzo will compete against Arooj Aftab and Anoushka Shankar, Burna Boy, Rocky Dawuni and Blvk H3ro, Bayethe Wouter Kellerman, Zakes Bantwini and Nomcebo Zikode.
Eddy Kenzo couldn’t hide his excitement over the 2023 GRAMMY awards as he revealed on social media.
“We are so grateful to God almighty for such a great moment in our country Uganda. My fellow artist I want to thank you, this is for all of us and to my motherland Uganda thank you for raising me. East Africa stands up, “he said on social media.
Kenzo was congratulated by Moses Ssali alias Bebe Cool upon receiving the nomination and appealed to all artists to support him.
“Your humble behaviour will always be the key to open all your opportunities. May Allah bless you more because this nomination is a win for you and all of us as Ugandans. Let’s bring this Grammy to Uganda,” Bebe Cool said.