Eddy Kenzo Hands Over BET Award, Other International Accolades to Uganda Museum
Multi-award winning Ugandan musician Eddy Kenzo on Thursday handed over his international awards to the Uganda Museum.
Eddy Kenzo says the move is aimed at motivating Uganda’s young generation to work hard and improve their talents for not only their good but for the country as a whole.
The accolades that the singer handed over include the BET (Best New Int’nl Act 2015), AFRIMA Award (Best Male Artiste East Africa 2017) and YouTube (Surpassing 100,000 subscribers).
“I have decided to put my BET AWARD, AFRIMA best male 2017 and KUNDE BF 2015 awards in the museum and the Moment Nickelodeon gets in the country I will bring it. such that young people having a dream to become great musicians can look at them and be motivated to work harder and win even bigger ones, parents should bring their children and let them see these great honors for our country,” Eddy KEnzo said at the press conference held at the Uganda Museum on Thursday.
“I acknowledge the acceptance by Uganda Museum to receive and keep these awards and I believe they are in safe hands of Government and they belong to the people of Uganda, i therefore encourage Uganda museum management that they allow people touch and feel them other than viewing them in the glass,” he added.
He called on the government to offer support to musicians just as they do for sports, arguing that, like Gold Medals won by athletes, music awards are equally important.
Eddy Kenzo recently won two international awards including the 2018 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award for ‘Favourite African Star’.