Late yesterday, Wednesday 14 November 2018, star singer Eddy Kenzo shocked his fans and the entire local music industry when he called upon them (his fans) to vote for nemesis Bebe Cool at the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) 2018.
It ought to be noted that Kenzo and Bebe Cool have been sworn enemies for as long as we can remember.
The Gagamel boss has often stated that he doesn’t rate Kenzo as a musician but rather as a dancer.
Reports indicate that the bad blood between Kenzo and Bebe Cool begun many years back when the BET award winner started dating Rema Namakula who was then a backup singer for the self-styled Big Size.
However, Kenzo seems to have matured and left that chapter of feuding with fellow artistes in the past.
The ‘Dancehall’ has lately been preaching solidarity for the sake of growing Uganda’s music industry and it comes as no surprise that he is now rooting for his nemesis Bebe Cool to bring home the award.
Kenzo took to Facebook and asked fans to support Bebe Cool reasoning that it must a united effort for the good of the country.
“Vote for Bebe cool in afrima guys!! Tuyina okwegata mumbera nga eno bweti Team Uganda let’s do this for our country. Vote vote vote. Together we can.” Kenzo posted.
Bebe Cool is nominated in the Best Eastern Africa Artiste category alongside other big names in the region including Diamond Platnum, Harmonize, Rayvanny (from Tanzania), Kagwe Mungai, Kaligraph Jones and Nyashinski, all Kenyans.
Bebe Cool is not the only Ugandan nominated as Sheebah Karungi, Irene Namatovu and Sandra Nankoma will be battling out with other female stars; Becky-G, Maua Sama, Petra, Rash and Vibe in the Best Eastern Africa Female Artiste category.
The awards ceremony is scheduled for November 21-24 2018 in Accra, Ghana.