KAMPALA – It is very hard to leave out Eddy Kenzo’s name if you are asked to mention creative musicians in Uganda today. Kenzo is good at milking good tunes out of situations and the best example is Semyekozo one of his monster hits.
The artist who has been recently concerned with the way things have been unfolding due to the political atmosphere had to hit the studio to record a song to that effect, making lemonade out of lemon like he advised in his Semyekozo banger.
The song dubbed ‘Yogera Bulungi’ talks about the escalating levels of anger among people today and its disadvantages.
In the song, he calls upon people to do away with sayings such as Énsi egula mirambo’ from certain self-seeking people that wish to use them for their own selfish gains.
Kenzo also says he is in the quest of peace but he is looking for it peacefully asking people to do the same.
“Ugandans reduce the anger, speak well and also be reminded that fire does not put out fire. If we are all angry, we will not be able to see who is right at the end of the day” some of the song lyrics loosely translated in English.
The artist says in the song that opinions differ and people should not create enemies simply because their friends do not agree with what they say.
“In this era everything is possible, we are young people who have a future, we should just be strong since time is coming as patience is a virtue and those that last longer see a lot of things,” the song lyrics read
The singer also notes through the song that all people are fighting for equity and calmness to reign in our country but if we are not calm ourselves, we shall not be able to achieve this.
The artist has in the past weeks been under public scrutiny for a leaked audio note where he is heard expressing his dissatisfactions with Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine.
He however received a backlash of people attacking him on social media and several critics in media outlets saying he should not have said what he said about the legislator and fellow artist but the Semyekozo hit maker maintained his stand that he was speaking the truth from his heart.
“The hatred among people is growing at a very high rate. I rather die today for saying the truth so that people know about what is going rather than having to pretend,” he stated in a press conference he held last week.