Highly opinionated NTV presenter Miles Rwamiti has given his view on the Eddy Kenzo BET win for the newly introduced viewer’s choice award. This comes after some excited Eddy Kenzo fans declared their man as the best thing to ever happen to the Ugandan entertainment industry.
Many of them took to social media to celebrate the win and congratulate the ‘Sitya Loss’ star while mocking some of the other artistes especially Bebe Cool for not winning an international award.
Kenzo and Bebe Cool fans have been at logger heads after latter referred to the former as an ‘Upcoming artiste’ which angered Eddy kenzo fans. Bebe Cool has since stood his ground and explained that his reference to Kenzo as an ‘Upcoming artiste’ did not have any ill connotation but actually was meant to compliment him for his fast and steady rise to stardom.
The explanations have since fallen on deaf ears as Kenzo’s fans and some sections of the media continue taunting Bebe Cool and calling him all sorts of names vowing not to vote for Bebe Coo(In MTV Best Music award) while praising ‘International Kenzo’
However when asked to give his opinion on the now hot subject, NTV’s veteran Koona presenter Rwamiti rubbished the claims that Kenzo is now Uganda’s top most artiste after winning a global award. He told chano8 that Kenzo is not yet even close to being referred to as top artiste or big artiste.
When asked to elaborate, his strong stand, Kenzo told Chano8 that the win is a big achievement but certainly does not make him the biggest nor propel him above the likes of Bebe Cool, Jose Chameleon or even Bobi Wine.
“First of all I would like to congratulate my brother Kenzo for having won the award. This is something very big and important for him and Uganda at large. However the claims that this makes him Uganda’s biggest artiste is a big Joke. He certainly is not yet among the top most artistes though he has the potential to be. He still has a long way to go” Rwamiti told Chano8
When asked to give the attributes and qualities that make one a top or big artiste, Rwamiti says it has to do with consistence and longevity in the industry with an artiste expected to maintain good music for a long period of time.
“Take for instance Moses Matovu and his Afrigo band; they have been consistent for over 3 decades and still going strong. Now that is consistence and can be classified as top.”
He adds that a top artiste has to work hard and maintain his status by pulling big crowds year in and year out for concerts as he makes his fans happy both at home and abroad with good quality music as well as big number of songs.
Some people have also come up strongly to share the same sentiments notably Kampala Express editor Timothy Kalyegire who wrote on the on-line newspapers social media pages that, the win shouldn’t be given too much weight by Kenzo’s fans.
Others who have given their opinion include comedian Salvador Idringi and Sanyu FM’s controversial Radio presenter James Onen aka Fatboy who said the Ghetto kids should have been the ones given the award.
“So I’m not trying to hate on Eddy Kenzo but the only reason his video was popular was because of the dancing kids. They are the reason the video got all those views. Am I wrong? And if so, shouldn’t they have been the ones to win the award instead of him?
#dontkillme #justasking,” Fatboy posted.
At the Chano8 news desk, we can’t stop celebrating. We are just so excited! Congratulations Kenzo! Congratulations Uganda!