Eddy Kenzo – who a few days ago had a successful concert has been nominated in the 2023 Grammy Awards. The 2015 BET award winner is the first Ugandan artiste and second Uganda after Micheal Kiwanuka to secure a nomination.
The ‘Nsimbude’ hit maker scooped the nomination for Best Global Performance for the song Gimme Love where he features American singer Matt B.
Matthew David Benson, better known by his stage name Matt B, is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer whose genres have been generally classified as R&B and Hip Hop. His album, Eden, debuted in the Top 40 on Billboard’s R&B albums chart.
Kenzo rushed on social media to reveal the news writing, “Isn’t God so good banange, Uganda is in the Grammys.”
Other African artists nominated in this years Grammy’s include Arooj Aftab, Rocky Dawuni, Nomcebo Zikode, and Burna Boy among others.
Kenzo will have to battle up with fellow nominees like Arooj Aftab, Anoushka Shankar, Matt B, Rocky Dawuni, Black Hero, Wouter Kellerman, Zakes Bantwini and Nomcebo Zikode.
He has recently won a number of international and local awards that incude the 2018 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award, the popular 2015 BET award for his song Sitya loss among others.
Meanwhile Beyoncé landed nine Grammy Award nominations on Tuesday, the most of anybody in contention for the 2023 ceremony. That number puts the decorated singer at a total of 88 career nominations — the same as her husband, rapper Jay-Z, who landed five nods this time around. They are tied as the most-nominated artists in Grammys history.
Rapper Kendrick Lamar followed Beyoncé with eight nominations, while singers Adele and Brandi Carlile each snagged seven. A diverse group of artists earned six apiece: singer Mary J. Blige, rapper Future, pop star Harry Styles, rapper-producer DJ Khaled, songwriter Terius “The-Dream” Gesteelde-Diamant and engineer Randy Merill.
The 65th Grammy Awards, for which a host has not yet been announced, will air Sunday, Feb. 5