KAMPALA – World star singer Eddy Kenzo, real name Edrisah Musuuza has given his fans another reason to shout after releasing the much-anticipated Weekend video.
The song making rounds on airwaves is on his 21- track latest album dubbed ‘Made In Africa’ that he unveiled late April, 2021.
In what seemed as a sneak peek into the album, Kenzo unveiled track 17 titled ‘Weekend’ off his new album days ago that got people talking about what the album would actually look like in its entirety.
Made In Africa’s unveiling comes at a time when the entertainment industry is facing a lockdown that was instituted by the government in an attempt to control the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Prior to the unveiling, Kenzo shared that the album was inspired by three African legendary musicians; Kanda Bongoman, Philly Bongole Lutaaya, Mama Monique Seka.
Together with ‘Made In Africa’, Kenzo now has five albums Sitya Loss 2014, Zero to Hero (2016) Biology (2017) and Roots (2018).
Kenzo has over time released songs that have elevated Uganda’s music industry to the global stage. After his BET Award nod, Kenzo kept bagging more awards and soaring to win more fans in Africa and beyond.
Talking about his album, the multi-award winning star shared that while he was growing up, he was inspired by a lot of songs and legends that he wished to be like some day.
He explained that these legends inspired him a lot to be the musician he is today and always looked up to them.
“Some of these songs made our childhood so fun that we could dance till we all got covered up in dirt/dust. We decided to bring back the memories of three of these legends and keep their legacies moving,” he shared.
He added, “I want to start by thanking Mama Monique Séka for allowing me to re-do the all-time classic Missounwa. It was a very special moment with her in the studio, too much talent from her, the guidance and advice she gave me were so important to take me far thank you MAMA.”
Kenzo explained that Missounwa holds many memories in the African Music Industry. He affirmed that Congolese music has always been unique and has been identified in Africa and all over the world.
Kenzo is a relentlessly upbeat Ugandan dancehall artist. He overcame tragedy — the death of his mother when he was four years old, and subsequent homelessness throughout his childhood — by throwing himself into music and developing his talent.
After he was featured on “Yanimba,” a single by Mikie Wine released in 2008, Musuuza established a solo career with the 2010 single “Stamina” and built a fan base with the early albums Ogenda Kunzisa (2012), Kamunguluze (2013), and Sitya Loss (2014), the last of which reached an audience outside his home continent. A fourth album, Zero to Hero (2016), as well as the single “Addicted” (2017) followed shortly thereafter.