After getting the inspiration from fellow African artistes like Nigeria’s Phyno and Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz who are some of the artistes who hold annual music festivals in their countries to give fans a whole day’s thrilling experience, Eddy Kenzo also decided to give it a shot and launch his own ‘Eddy Kenzo Festival’
Kenzo on Tuesday the 18th of February, launched the fest at a press briefing held at Kati Kati Restaurant located along Lugogo Bypass, Kampala
Apart from just the launch, it was also a day for Eddy Kenzo. He was supposed to have addressed the media 9AM but this wasn’t the case, they had to wait for him until a few minutes 11 PM when finally arrived in his monster ‘Mpenkoni’ ride (Toyota, Land Cruiser V8)
Meanwhile, before he arrived, there was entertainment from the brass band who displayed their skills in playing the instruments playing some of Eddy Kenzo’s songs like ‘Semyekozo’.
There was also a group of skaters with Eddy Kenzo body paintings which caught people’s attention including a neighboring primary schools whose pupils were seen watching whatever was going on.
After his arrival, he first stayed in his car and the mugged shirtless bouncers clad in what looked like white kilts and the brass band prepared to march along the car as he drives to where the presser podium was. He changed his mind and decided to get out the car and walk on foot with people crowd around him up to the podium
After the festival launch the Brass Band and bouncers, journalists, boda boda riders escorted Kenzo who was seated in his car, driving to Kololo Airstrip Kenzo in what they called checking out the festival venue
Kenzo’s presence attracted attention as many people especially well wishes were all excited to see Kenzo, some for the first time and fidgeting to have a photo moment with him.