The Sitya Loss singer beat African entertainers like Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz, Nigeria’s Davido, Shatta Wale, Wizkid, Yemi Alade and Tiwa Savage to the award.
US - Singer Eddy Kenzo on Saturday won the Best Entertainer Of The Year award at the African Entertainment Awards held at Kupfrian Hall, Jim Wise Theater, New Jersey, US.
The Sitya Loss singer beat African entertainers like Tanzania's Diamond Platnumz, Nigeria's Davido, Shatta Wale, Wizkid, Yemi Alade and Tiwa Savage to the award.
Kenzo, who is on a tour in the US, in his acceptance speech thanked his fans for standing by him in his career.
He said, "I dedicate this award to all my fans, to all my people who know the struggle. My name is Eddie Kenzo a very strong boy, street kid and ghetto man but working hard to make a big impression. I dedicate this to all East African people, thank you so much for the support.
Kenzo has lately been in the local news for his spat with the outspoken religious leader, Sheikh Nuhu Muzaata following the latter's stinging comments at the singer's ex-girlfriend (Rema Namakula)'s traditional wedding ceremony. Kenzo felt insulted when Muzaata asked young boys who are not yet married to go marry their mothers.
This award joins a host of several accolades Kenzo has won in his career, including a BET one in 2015.
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