South African musicians Wouter Kellerman, Zakes Bantwini and Nomcebo Zikode on Sunday night beat celebrated Ugandan Musician Eddy Kenzo at the 65th annual Grammy Awards that were held in Los Angeles.
The South Africans also beat Pakistan’s Arooj Aftab, America’s Matt B, Nigeria’s Burna Boy, among others.
According to music analyst James Kaliisa alias James Propa, the judges made a correct and informed decision when they chose a song with a more authentic African sound when compared to the rest.
Kenzo’s miss has aroused optimistic spirits among artists and music lovers. Eddy Kenzo took social media and said it was just the beginning.
Musician Pallaso shared a post telling Kenzo that he is proud and that Kenzo is a winner.
Frank Gashumba also used his social media and said that Eddy Kenzo’s nomination was a victory for him as an artist and Uganda and a nation.
“Kenzo started from dilapidated studios and today walks on the same red carpet with the world’s big heart stars! Nobody will write your destiny, but you; your future is in your hands,”
A FaceBook user called Faisal commended Kenzo for taking Uganda to the world.
“Kenzo took Uganda to the Grammys and that will never change, Uganda is in Grammy books,” he said
“Don’t let an ordinary circumstance dim the shine of the extraordinary you. Your recognition and nomination is Big Win for our music industry. You indeed set a landmark,” Weasel said