Eddy Kenzo’s collabo with American rapper wins two US awards

Ugandan singer Edrisah Musuuza alias Eddy Kenzo and his American counterpart, Matthew David Benson, aka Matt B, scooped two platinum gongs at Muse Creative Awards and Muse Design Awards for their song Gimme Love.

Matt B, left, and Eddy Kenzo

Matt B shared the news on his Facebook page on Friday morning, saying that the song was recognised for having the best audio and music video.

"I'm so excited to say that we have brought home these two Platinum Muse Awards. One is for Best Audio and the other one is for Best Music Video,... and shout out to my brother Eddy Kenzo, we are bringing home this together, shout out to all the fans, also shout out to my wifey, she be holding it down. Shout out to everyone that has been involved," he said in a video uploaded on Facebook.

"It's such an honour that something that could start as a concept in your head could really make it this far. Thank you so much to Muse Awards. Thank you for this great honour."

In a Facebook statement, he said: "God is truly amazing. The MUSE Awards statuettes have arrived! Thank you to the MUSE Awards for two Platinum Awards for ‘Gimme Love’. 🏆🏆 This year has been one for the books, and it’s just the beginning. Eddy Kenzo and I thank all of you for your support. Let’s keep rising 🚀"

This is the second time the song is awarded in a period of a month, having won at the Oniros Film Awards on August 8. Gimme Love won in the Best Song category.

Muse Awards recognise the creative design achievements of professionals who spur the evolution of design. They are organised by the International Awards Associate (IAA).

The song, whose video was released in March, has also been nominated in five categories in the Indie Music Channel Awards.

The categories are Best Male RnB Artist, Best Male World Music Artist, Best World Music Recording, Best World Music Song and Best Music Video.

Matt B, 32, is a 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. Some of his popular songs include Tokyo Girl, This Must Be Love, My Dreams, Play You Forever, Go, High Life, Beautiful Life and Crying for Love.

Kenzo, also 32, received international attention after the release of his 2014 single, Sitya Loss which was accompanied by a viral video that featured the Ghetto Kids.

He has since dropped four albums, winning numerous national and international awards, including a Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award in 2018, a BET Award in 2015, and multiple All Africa Music Awards.

He was the first Ugandan artist to win the BET award in 2015.

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