Eddy Kenzo Stole The Show At The Grammys With His Look

The singer represented his country at the 64th Grammy Awards ceremony in Las Vegas

By  | Apr 06, 2022, 10:07 AM  | Eddy Kenzo  | Fashion

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Unless you live under a rock, you know that the 64th Grammy awards went down over the weekend in Las Vegas. What you might not know is that Uganda was well represented. Well, at least on the red carpet. 

Eddy Kenzo posted on Instagram a couple of photos of himself in a dazzling fine red suit at the Grammy’s red carpet. “The biggest music night in the presence of greatness. I learnt a lot. @recordingacademy #grammys” he captioned the pictures.

Under the post, a lot of fellow countrymen including musician Ykee Benda and footballer Kizza Mustafa showed support for the Tweyagale hit-maker. As always Eddy Kenzo never disappoints when it comes to fashion and he has been one of the best dressed musicians in the East African region since his rise to stardom.

The singer and songwriter has been on tour in South America having two shows last month in Puerto Rico, one in Carolina and the other in San Juan. From clips on his social media the shows seem to have been a success with thousands attending both shows. 

You have got to love how music respects no boundaries. Eddy Kenzo whose songs are mainly in Luanda, Swahili and a bit of English having thousands singing along to his songs in a Latino dominated country. The shows were part of Afronation festival which organizes Afrobeats festivals all over the world giving African artists a platform to connect with their overseas fans.

Eddy Kenzo has been in the music industry for almost 15 years now and he has during that period won a lot of awards. He became the first ever East African artist to win the highly coveted BET awards in 2015. After enjoying a great year, he scooped the Viewer’s Choice Best New International Artist award. Since then he has continued to get recognition with several other awards to his name.

It seems though he is not satisfied and wants a go at the one award every artist dreams of, a Grammy award. Only the best of the best get awarded a Grammy in their musical career. Its importance in the music world can be recognized just from the number of artist who have sang or rapped about the award. It is the Oscars of music.

While its awards show over the weekend might not have had an A-list celebrity slap another on stage like the Oscars, it still lived up to its hype.  61 year old Beninese singer Angelique Kidjo beat Nigerians Wizkid, Femi Kuti and Ghanaian Rocky Dawuni alongside others to win the Best Global Music Album category.

Eddy Kenzo represented Uganda well at the event and from the pictures shared on social media, it seems he had the chance to meet and catch up with some of the biggest starts from all over the world. Going to those big events and award shows especially in Hollywood is a big thing as it opens up the doors for Africans to the world. 

African music is beginning to get proper recognition in the world stage. This was evident as Wizkid’s album Made In Lagos getting nominated for the Best Global Music Album category. This makes it a third year in a row that an African artist’s album has been nominated in that category with Burna Boy’s Twice As Tall winning it at the 2021 Grammy Awards.
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