Last night was a great night from Eddie Kenzo to crown a successful year for him in the music industry. And what a befitting response it was at Kati Kati as his fans thronged the place in huge numbers filling the place to capacity.
The mood was already set when Kenzo9Real names Edirisa Musuza) had an altercation with a Dembe FM presenter a one Isaac Katende, aka Kasuku at the press conference to launch the concert. Since then media has been awash with stories about the incidence with some sections claiming it was a media stunt aimed at marketing the concert.
Whatever the intentions of the fights were, the fans didn’t care as they showed the Nice and Lovely singer love throughout his live performance. They danced and cheered him on as the man took centre stage.
Dressed in colourful African prints Kenzo and the backup band were in high spirits from the time he stepped on stage to the end. The performances were divided into about four sessions which included Kenzo doing songs of other artists he likes, his old songs and a session dedicated to Raggae. He crowned it all with his latest hits ‘Ogenda Kunzisa’,stress free, ‘Kamunguluze’, ’come over’, ‘Nice and Lovely’ and ‘Sitya loss’
As expected, the Ghetto Kids and Kenzo’s lively dancers were on hand to showcase acrobatic dance moves and wriggling skills that excited the fans. There were no artists to curtain raise apart from Tip Sizzie who joined him to do the songs they have collaborated on. Kenzo also unleashed a new talent he discovered from Hoima a 7 year-old boy who could rap in about five different languages
The highlight of the night was however when he invited the Kampala Lord Mayor Elias Lukwago on stage to showcase his dance moves. He was joined by business man Kirumira and Kenzo’s ‘God Father’ Gideon and his Nigerian friends. They engaged each other on some kind of dance competition which forced the crowd on their feet as he did the ‘Sitya loss’ song while thanking the people who have supported him throughout his musical journey.
Kenzo who was born in Masaka in southern part of Uganda lost his mother at the age of 5 and lived most of his life on the street s of Kampala. Before he decided to do music as a career, he first played football with Sports club Villa in their youth team.
His breakthrough hit ‘Stamina’ was loved by many people in Uganda in including President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who used it during campaigns. However, this year his song ‘Sitya loss’ went viral on internet propelling him onto the international scene.