Singer Edrisa Musuuza alias Eddy Kenzo has once again been named East Africa’s finest by Africa Music Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA).
The ceremony that took place on Sunday evening October 7th, 2018 at House of Blues Dallas, Texas celebrated the fifth edition of AFRIMMA music festival and the beauty of African music and culture which is the foundation on which the brand is built.
Kenzo beat nine other East African big names including Diamond, Alikiba and Bebe Cool to be crowned king in the Best Male East Africa category.
This is not the first time the ‘Sitya Loss’ singer has won an international award as he was also the first East African to win the prestigious BET Award.
The night also saw another Ugandan singer Ykee Benda crowned best Newcomer defeating beating Mayorkun – Nigeria, Kuami Eugene – Ghana, Distruction Boyz- South Africa, King Promise – Ghana, Tenor –Cameroon, Dice Ailes – Nigeria, Ykee Benda – Uganda, Arrow Boy – Kenya, Neru Americano – Angola, and Afro B – Ivory Coast.
This is Ykee Benda’s first international award.
AFRIMMA is the sole award ceremony in Diaspora that caters to all musical genres including but not limited to Afrobeats, Assiko, Bongo, Decale, Funana, Genge, Highlife, Kwaito, Lingala and Soukous.