By Vision Reporter
UGANDA'S Eddy Kenzo clinched the ‘Viewer's Choice Best New International Artist’ gong at the 2015 BET Awards held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday evening.
The new category was decided by fans which helped Kenzo beat two new African artistes in South Africa's Cassper Nyovest, Ghana's Mz Vee and three from the UK in George The Poet, MIC Lowry and Novelist to the award.
An elated Kenzo took to social to thank his fans for voting for him.
"Before I say anything let me dedicate this award to all Ugandans wherever you are in the world, it has been a long journey, it's the first of its kind in East Africa. this is for Uganda, Uganda really needed this. To all my fans all over the world thanks for the support and the voting May God bless you. Am coming home God is the greatest."
The ‘Sitya Loss’ singer is still riding the wave of his hit single that had a video so captivating with well-choreographed dancing kids.
The video garnered global attention and over 7 million YouTube views, making it the highest viewed Ugandan video here and fifth in Africa, last year.
BET Awards are organised annually by America's Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate African Americans and other minorities in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment.
The other African artists nominated on the included South Africa's Aka and The Soil, Nigeria's Wizkid and Yemi Alade, Ghana's Sarkodie and Stonebwoy, DRC's Fally Ipupa and Kenya's Sauti Sol , all in the "Best International Act: Africa" category.
Eddy Kenzo scoops BET Award