Edrisah Musuuza, better known by his stage name Eddy Kenzo, is a singer from Uganda who has been nominated for a 2023 Grammy.
The 65th annual Grammy Awards nominees were released on November 15, 2022, one day before the show, which will be held at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on February 5, 2023.
Eddy Kenzo from Uganda raises the Ugandan flag at the Grammys in recognition of his appearance on Matt B’s song “Gimme Love.”
The song, which was just recently released, is up for Best Global Music Performance, competing against songs like Udhero Na by Arooj Aftab and Anoushka Shankar, Last Last by Burna Boy, Neva Bow Down by Rocky Dawuni featuring Blvk H3ro, Bayethe by Wouter Kellerman, Zakes Bantwini, and Nomcebo Zikode, as well as Bayethe by Wouter Kellerman, Zakes Bantwini
This fulfils Eddy Kenzo’s long-held aim of becoming the first Ugandan musician to receive a Grammy nomination.
“Isn’t God so good banange, Uganda is in the Grammys,” Kenzo said in response to the news, thanking God for the success.
The 2014 release of Kenzo’s single Sitya Loss and the subsequent viral video it was accompanied by, which featured the Triplets Ghetto Kids, brought him his first major international recognition. Kenzo is the founder of Big Talent Entertainment.
He has released four albums altogether, making him the first Ugandan musician to win the BET Award in 2015 and the first to be nominated for a Grammy this year.