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Eddy Kenzo: At the 65th Annual Grammy Awards

Eddy Kenzo will be going to the 65th Annual Grammy Awards at the Crypto.com Arena in Downtown Los Angeles in California, US on Sunday 5th February.

He was the first East African artist to win a BET Award of any kind, Eddy Kenzo awaits to see if this weekend will be the defining time of his career

Gimme Love, a song for which Eddy Kenzo and Matt B are nominated for a Grammy award may not have blown up on airwaves in Uganda and yet here we are. Gimme Love is the first single off the Alkebulan EP. Angela co-produced the song with 2010 Grammy nominee and children’s songs legend Greg Scelsa, and Ugandan Isaac Owori, aka Asteyn.

Matt B collaborated with Eddy Kenzo that’s up for Best Global Music Performance at the 2023 GRAMMYs. The single was recorded by Matt B and Kenzo in October 2021 and was issued as a single on March 4, 2022, internationally. The song peaked at number 36 on the Billboard US Afrobeats Songs chart in November 2022. On the Viba Hot 100, Uganda’s official singles chart, it peaked at number ten.

ALSO READ: The Story Behind My Grammy Awards Nomination – Eddy Kenzo

“If I win, it is an honour to my fans, my culture and all those that have touched my life,”

“This should be a lesson to every African out there: No matter where you are, no matter what you plan to do, you can achieve it,”

Eddy Kenzo

Despite his meteoric rise, the father of two hasn’t forgotten his humble beginnings and is keen to pave the way for others like him.

Magembe Solomon

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