Several Ugandan musicians and personalities have described Eddy Kenzo’s nomination for the Grammy Awards as a milestone in Uganda’s music journey.
Kenzo’s song Give Me Love has been nominated for Grammy Awards due next February in the US.
The Grammy Award, or Grammy, is presented by the Recording Academy to recognise outstanding achievement in the music industry.
“We are so grateful to God Almighty for such a great moment in our country. My brother @mattbworld thank you. Fellow artistes, thank you, this is for all of us. Uganda thank you for raising me. East Africa stand up,” Kenzo posted on his social media handles after learning of the nomination.
Give Me Love has been nominated in the Best Global Music performance alongside Udhero Na by Arooj Aftab and Anoushka Shankar, and Last Last by Burna Boy.
Ugandans took to social media to react to the news.
Bebe Cool, musician, tweeted. “Congratulations my young brother Eddy Kenzo on your Grammy nomination, your humble behaviour will always be the key to open all your opportunities. May Allah bless you more because this nomination is a win for you and all of us as Ugandans. Let’s bring this Grammy to Uganda.”
Sheebah Karungi, an artiste, tweeted: “Congratulations Eddy Kenzo This is big! From Grass to Grammys! God above all”
Pallaso, an artiste, said: “Congratulations my bro upon your nomination in the Grammy Awards. I am proud of you both as an artiste and as a Ugandan. This is the major step in your success. May you enjoy each moment and bring it home. Good luck
Azawi, musician, said: “God is too good, what a time to be alive! Congratulations Big Mandela!”
Maurice Kirya, musician, added: “Congratulations on being nominated for a Grammy, this is a dream for many of us, and you have kicked the door in for all of us, I am proud of you and I bet so is the whole of Uganda, keep waving our Ugandan flag high, may God bless you even more.”
Jose Chameleone said: “Unlimited! Congrats champ, Grammy Grammy. Let’s be proud again.”
The Ministry of Tourism said: “Great news! Eddy Kenzo is officially a Grammy nominee under the category- Best Global Performance! What an awesome achievement for the young talent and Uganda at large! Big congrats!”